The Riddles of Human Society

The Riddles of Human Society

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This 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 more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 162.56 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Pine Forge
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 076198562X
  • 9780761985624
  • 2,096,073

Table of contents

IntroductionPART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL RIDDLESThe Exploration of Social RiddlesPART TWO: SOCIOLOGICAL THINKINGThe Perspectives of SociologyThe Concepts of SociologyThe Methods of SociologyPART THREE: FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS IN SOCIOLOGYCulture The Software of Social LifeStructure The Architecture of Social LifeRitual The Drama of Social LifePART FOUR: CASE STUDIES OF SOCIAL RIDDLESMicro RiddlesMacro RiddlesPART FIVE: THE GRAND RIDDLEThe Riddle of Human FreedomA Guide for Exploring Social RiddlesGuidelines for a SocioautobiographySocioautobiography Samplesshow more

About Conrad L. Kanagy

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 sellershow more

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