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Macmillan Higher Education

Being Sociological (2nd Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 448
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Paperback - 9780230303157

27 March 2013

$49.99

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Ebook - 9781137321725

13 March 2013

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Sociology throws new light on the world we think we know. It can challenge long-held assumptions and it offers a spectrum of possibilities to extend our understandings of everyday life, politics, culture and relationships....

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Sociology throws new light on the world we think we know. It can challenge long-held assumptions and it offers a spectrum of possibilities to extend our understandings of everyday life, politics, culture and relationships. It opens our eyes to alternatives for tackling social problems and connects every one of us to each other.

Being Sociological is an entertaining, inspiring, intelligent introduction to this vast and illuminating subject. Each chapter follows a clear path through a core sociological process – from working and consuming to believing and communicating. With intriguing examples, clear definitions of essential jargon and stimulating theoretical explanation, the book focuses on the most important issues and ideas that inform sociology. The new edition:

• Expands the international range of examples and voices represented
• Draws on expertise of leading academic contributors from across seven countries
• Includes even more coverage of hot topics in new chapters on globalization and the environment
• Uses a clear structure throughout each chapter to ease the reading experience
• Aids understanding and learning with new features, including discussion points, annotated suggestions for further reading, an expanded glossary, and enhanced web support at http://www.palgrave.com/sociology/matthewman2e.

This is the resource all students new to the subject need in order to start their sociological journey with understanding, knowledge, imagination and confidence.

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Encourages students to think sociologically
Places key sociological questions at the forefront
Thematic structure (chapters on 'seeing', 'believing' etc)

Preface: How to Read This Book; S.Matthewman & C.L.West-Newman
Being Sociological; C.L.West-Newman & S.Matthewman
Researching; B.Curtis
Modernizing; R.Kilminster
Controlling: Power; C.L.West-Newman & S.Matthewman
Stratifying: Inequality; D.Mayeda
Becoming: Identities; M.Sullivan & C.L.West-Newman
Gendering; M. Holmes
Sexualizing; M.Stevens
Racializing; C.L.West-Newman & I.Vodanovich
Relating: Families; R.Shaw
Feeling: Emotions; C.L.West-Newman
Believing: Religions; T.McIntosh
Educating; V.de Oliveira
Straying: Deviance; S. Pfhol & K. Bachechi
Globalizing; M. Steger & E.Wilson
Working; B.Curtis
Consuming; C. Rojek
Sustaining: The Environment; B. Smart
Connecting: Technology; S.Matthewman
Communicating: Media; W. Wood
Finishing; S.Matthewman
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STEVE MATTHEWMAN is Associate Professor in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is an established writer and co-editor, and has over 12 years' experience teaching introductory level sociology courses across various institutions in New Zealand.
CATHERINE LANE WEST-NEWMAN is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has over 17 years' experience of co-ordinating and delivering first year sociology courses and has enjoyed Visiting Professorships at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of a number of book chapters and articles in the field of sociological studies.
BRUCE CURTIS is Senior Lecturer and Head...

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STEVE MATTHEWMAN is Associate Professor in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is an established writer and co-editor, and has over 12 years' experience teaching introductory level sociology courses across various institutions in New Zealand.
CATHERINE LANE WEST-NEWMAN is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has over 17 years' experience of co-ordinating and delivering first year sociology courses and has enjoyed Visiting Professorships at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of a number of book chapters and articles in the field of sociological studies.
BRUCE CURTIS is Senior Lecturer and Head of Department in Sociology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has more that 12 years' experience of running and teaching a range of sociology and interdisciplinary undergraduate courses. He is Past President of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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