Essential Concepts in Sociology (häftad)
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Essential Concepts in Sociology (häftad)

Essential Concepts in Sociology

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Social life is in a constant process of change, and sociology can never stand still. As a result, contemporary sociology is a theoretically diverse enterprise, covering a huge range of subjects and drawing on a broad array of research methods. Central to this endeavour is the use of core concepts and ideas which allow sociologists to make sense of societies, though our understanding of these concepts necessarily evolves and changes. This clear and jargon-free book introduces a careful selection of essential concepts that have helped to shape sociology and continue to do so. Going beyond brief, dictionary-style definitions, Anthony Giddens and Philip W. Sutton provide an extended discussion of each concept which sets it in historical and theoretical context, explores its main meanings in use, introduces relevant criticisms, and points readers to its ongoing development in contemporary research and theorizing. Organized in ten thematic sections, the book offers a portrait of sociology through its essential concepts, ranging from capitalism, identity and deviance to the digital revolution, environment, postcolonialism and intersectionality. It will be essential reading for all those new to sociology as well as anyone seeking a reliable route map for a rapidly changing world.
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Anthony Giddens is the former director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge, and a member of the House of Lords, UK. He is a very influential sociologist and social theorist, and his many books include The Third Way and The Consequences of Modernity. Philip W. Sutton is an independent researcher formerly of the University of Leeds and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.


Introduction THEME 1: THINKING SOCIOLOGICALLY Digital Revolution Globalization Modernity Postcolonialism Postmodernity Rationalization THEME 2: DOING SOCIOLOGY Ideal Type Qualitative / Quantitative Methods Realism Reflexivity Science Social Constructionism Structure / Agency THEME 3: ENVIRONMENT AND URBANISM Alienation Environment Industrialization Migration Risk Sustainable Development Urbanism THEME 4: STRUCTURES OF SOCIETY Bureaucracy Capitalism Consumerism Division of Labour Education Organization Religion THEME 5: UNEQUAL LIFE CHANCES Class Gender Intersectionality Patriarchy Poverty 'Race' and Ethnicity Social Mobility Status THEME 6: RELATIONSHIPS AND THE LIFE COURSE Community Family Life Course Network Sexuality Socialization THEME 7: INTERACTION AND COMMUNICATION Culture Discourse Identity Ideology Interaction Media Public Sphere THEME 8: HEALTH, ILLNESS AND THE BODY Biomedicine Medicalization Sick Role Social Model of Disability Social Self THEME 9: CRIME AND SOCIAL CONTROL Anomie Deviance Labelling Moral Panic Social Control Stigma THEME 10: POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY Authority Citizenship Civil Society Conflict Democracy Nation State Power Social Movement