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    DescriptionThis textbook uses the 'riddles' metaphor to introduce social analysis and to communicate the critical, questioning aspects of sociology which are at the heart of its tradition. The book teaches the student how to be aware of the social 'riddles' around them and how to solve those riddles using sociological analysis. Case studies, in-depth social analysis, illustrations and discussion questions make it the perfect book for active learning.

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    The Riddles of Human Society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Conrad L. Kanagy, By (author) Donald B. Kraybill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    ISBN 13: 9780761985624
    ISBN 10: 076198562X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC21: 301
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 301
    BIC subject category V2: JH
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Abridged Dewey: 301
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HM51 .K275 1999, 98040170
    Sage Categories:
    Thema V1.0: JH
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    SAGE Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Pine Forge
    Publication date
    02 March 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Thousand Oaks
    Author Information
    Conrad L. Kanagy received his Ph.D. from Penn State and is now an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA. His research interests include race and ethnicity, religion, and the environment, and he teaches Discovering Society, Sociology of Religion, Population and Global Issues, Research Methods and Statistics. Donald B. Kraybill received his Ph.D. from Temple University and is currently Provost of Messiah College in Grantham, PA. He holds numerous teaching and research awards and is the author of over a dozen books, including The Riddle of Amish Culture, an international best seller
    Table of contents
    Introduction PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL RIDDLES The Exploration of Social Riddles PART TWO: SOCIOLOGICAL THINKING The Perspectives of Sociology The Concepts of Sociology The Methods of Sociology PART THREE: FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS IN SOCIOLOGY Culture The Software of Social Life Structure The Architecture of Social Life Ritual The Drama of Social Life PART FOUR: CASE STUDIES OF SOCIAL RIDDLES Micro Riddles Macro Riddles PART FIVE: THE GRAND RIDDLE The Riddle of Human Freedom A Guide for Exploring Social Riddles Guidelines for a Socioautobiography Socioautobiography Samples