Sociology: A Very Short Introduction
In this text the author reasserts the value of sociology as a social science, a way of understanding the human condition that grounds its explanations in reliable observations of the real world. Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations, Bruce explores the tension between the individual's role in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology as a perspective for understanding the modern world.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 128 x 190 x 12mm | 117.93g
- 04 Mar 1999
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford Paperbacks
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- halftones, line drawings, further reading
Table of contents
1. The Status of Sociology; 2. Social Constructions; 3. Causes and Consequences; 4. The Modern World; 5. The Imposters.
About Steve Bruce
Steve Bruce is Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. He is a frequent contributor to the Herald (Scotland), and is the author of Religion in the Modern World, The Edge of the Union: The Ulster Loyalist Political Vision, and Conservative Protestant Politics.