Description, Understanding and Explanation

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Best known for his studies of the organisation of local government, the electronics industry, the BBC and the National Health Service, he has also written on a diversity of subjects ranging from his experiences as a prisoner of war in the Second World War to student unrest in the late 1960s, and from urban development to consumer behaviour and the commercialisation of leisure. His latest book, on the writings of Erving Goffman, published in 1992, was widely praised.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 137.16 x 215.9 x 30.48mm | 498.95g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748605339
  • 9780748605330

Table of contents

Calamity bay; men and barbed wire; friends, enemies and the polite fiction; cliques and cabals; micropolitics; the sociology of industry; sociological explanation; consumer behaviour; the revolt of the privileged; public service and private world; leisure in industrial society; the organization of public opinion; sovereignty, interests and bureaucracy in the modern state.show more