3. Auflage Februar 2019
216 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
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Widely acclaimed insight on the human condition, updated to view modern issues through a sociological lens
Now in its third edition, Thinking Sociologically continues to offer a stimulating exploration of the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world. The authors explore key concepts in sociology, review recent developments in society and examine the applicability of sociology to everyday life.
The world has changed a great deal since the second edition's publication. Issues of climate change, sustainability, inequality, social justice, inclusion and the role of social media have risen to prominence, and we are collectively challenging our ways of thinking about intimacy, community, consumption, ethics, social identity, and more. This new third edition has been revised to reflect these and other transformations in our lives, helping us to think sociologically about the consequences of these burgeoning issues, how we organize our societies, understand ourselves and lead our lives. This dynamic book:
* Applies sociology to everyday life in the context of current issues
* Contains contributions from major theorists that introduce central sociological concepts with modern relevance
* Features a highly engaging and stimulating style that promotes critical thought and independent study
* Includes a companion website to view sample material from the new edition, sociology resources for lecturers and students, plus information on related titles.
Written for undergraduates, postgraduates, practicing sociologists and social scientists, this book also holds a broad appeal to a general audience. The third edition of Thinking Sociologically offers a compelling survey of sociological issues, recent changes in society and their influence on our day-to-day lives and identities.
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Crafting Sociological Lenses
PART ONE: Action and Understanding in Everyday Life
1: Understanding Ourselves With and Through Others
2: Sustaining our Lives
3: Social Bonds: Speaking of 'You' and 'We'
PART TWO: Choices, Contexts and Challenges
4: Values, Power and Choice
5: Gifts, Exchange and Intimacy
6: Body, Sexuality and Health
7: Space, Time and Social Dynamics
8: Culture, Nature and Territory
9: Consumption, Technology and Lifestyle
PART THREE: Retrospect and Prospect
10: Sociological Lenses: Retrospect and Prospect
Questions for Reflection and Further Reading
Professor Bev Skeggs, Director, Atlantic Fellows Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Zygmunt Bauman was one of the great creative and insightful voices of modern sociology. His introduction to Sociological Thinking remains a wonderful and provocative introduction to seeing the world and personal life through a sociological lens. Tim May has done masterful work updating Bauman and adding insights of his own. There is no student of sociology who will not benefit from this book.
Craig Calhoun, University Professor of Social Sciences, Arizona State University
Tim May is Professor of Social Science Methodology at the University of Sheffield, UK. His recent publications include: Reflexivity: The Essential Guide (2017), Cities and the Knowledge Economy: Promise, Politics and Possibilities (2018) and Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process (5th edition, 2019).