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Sociology of Personal Life (2nd Edition)

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The second edition of this textbook further establishes the ground-breaking ‘personal life’ approach to sociology. Consolidating the research of multiple experts into one fully revised volume, the text equips readers with...

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The second edition of this textbook further establishes the ground-breaking ‘personal life’ approach to sociology. Consolidating the research of multiple experts into one fully revised volume, the text equips readers with the conceptual tools for understanding the micro level of day-to-day life as well as the relationship between personal experiences and wider social phenomena.

In this edition, the book extends the range and complexity of what constitutes personal life in sociology, with topics such as the home, political participation, gender, the body and material culture explored in depth. Under the careful editorship of Vanessa May and Petra Nordqvist, both traditional and unexpected topics are explored in a way that emphasises the interconnectedness and relevance of each.

Written in an accessible style for readers with no prior knowledge, and incorporating text boxes, figures and discussion questions throughout, this text is an essential for students exploring the relationship between personal experience and wider social phenomena.

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  • Offers the only systematised introduction to `personal life'
  • Written for students with no prior knowledge of the topic





  • Pre-existing chapters have been fully re-written, and are joined by a number of new chapters on topics such as the body, home and personal life in public spaces.
  • Reformulated `questions for discussion' at the end of each chapter.






1. What is a ‘Sociology of Personal Life’?
2. Conceputalising the personal
3. Couple relationships
4. Kinship: How being related matters in personal life
5. Friendship and personal life
6. Material cultures
7. Personal life across the life course
8. Consumer culture
9. The body in personal life
10. Home
11. Personal Life in Public Spaces
12. Sexuality and politics of personal life
13. Conclusion: Why a Sociology of Personal Life?

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Vanessa May and Petra Nordqvist are both based in the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives at the University of Manchester, UK.

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Vanessa May and Petra Nordqvist are both based in the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives at the University of Manchester, UK.

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