In Praise of Sociology
By (author) Professor Gordon Marshall
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In Praise of Sociology by Professor Gordon Marshall
Book DescriptionIn this lively and entertaining book, Gordon Marshall explores ten classic studies of British society to demonstrate the valuable qualities of British sociology, and its importance for understanding contemporary society. In each case he provides a precis of the research undertaken, assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, a series of points that can be made in praise or criticism of the research, and an assessment of the sociological contribution made by the researchers. The ten studies chosen are: Goldthorpe on social mobility, Townsend on poverty, Rex and Moore on race and the inner city, the Affluent Worker project, Wallis on sectarianism, Jackson and Marsden on education and the working class, Brown and Harris on clinical depression among women, Cohen on deviance, Bott on families and social networks, and Burns and Stalker on management and new technology. An excellent introduction for the student to the concerns and values of sociology, this book gives a powerful statement of the achievements of post-war British sociologists, and a manifesto for good sociology in the 1990s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780044456872
(216mm x 140mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-May-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Gordon Marshall
Against the Odds?, Paperback (May 1997)
This interdisciplinary study brings together recent developments in normative thinking about social justice with new empirical findings about educational attainment and social mobility.
Social Class in Modern Britain, Paperback (June 1989)» View all books by Professor Gordon Marshall
An introductory text about class and inequality in modern Britain. Written specifically for students following a basic course in sociology, its breadth, originality and style mean it will appeal to a much wider readership.
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