Introduction to Sociology Scandinavian Sensibilities

Introduction to Sociology Scandinavian Sensibilities

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Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Edited by Gunnar Colbjornsen Aakvaag, Edited by Thomas Johansson, By (author) Willy Guneriussen, By (author) Johanna Esseveld, By (author) Mai Heide Ottosen, By (author) Nihad Bunar, By (author) Rickard Jonsson, By (author) Sara Elden, By (author) Thomas Hylland Eriksen

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 266mm x 19mm | 982g
  • Publication date: 22 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273727397
  • ISBN 13: 9780273727392

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Sociology is a constantly changing scientific endeavour, adventure and practice that was born with the advent of modernity. One of the main reasons for the rise of sociology was modern society’s wish to understand itself. In this introduction to sociology, the authors emphasize the importance and centrality of the idea of the sociological imagination, as it was conceived by sociologist C. Wright Mills. This book will enhance and further develop your sociological imagination with a ‘sensibility’ that has its breeding ground in the Scandinavian countries; this is the first comprehensive attempt to write an international/Nordic text book and introductory text to sociology. This book is aimed primarily at first year students in sociology but will be of interest to anyone who is looking for a comprehensive guide to the exciting field of sociology.

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Contents Introduction The legacy of the sociological imagination Scandinavian sensibility Structure and content of the book Summary Think for yourself Further reading Chapter 1. What is society? Contested concepts and shifting metaphors Chapter 2. The sociology of work Chapter 3. The sociology of power Chapter 4. The sociology of the family Chapter 5. The sociology of education Chapter 6. The sociology of religion Chapter 7. The sociology of media and information technologies Chapter 8. The sociology of health Chapter 9. The sociology of class and social stratification Chapter 10. The sociology of deviance Chapter 11. The sociology of gender Chapter 12. The sociology of micro-social interaction and everyday life Chapter 13. The sociology of globalisation Chapter 14. The sociology of culture Chapter 15. The sociology of ethnicity Chapter 16. The sociology of the self Chapter 17. The sociology of social change Notes References Index