Perspectives in Sociology
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Perspectives in Sociology by W. W. Sharrock
Book DescriptionFrom its first edition in 1979, Perspectives in Sociology has provided generations of undergraduates with a clear, reassuring introduction to the complications of sociological theory. This revised and updated edition features: * a concise introduction to the major debates of the twentieth century, placing them in historical and philosophical context * information on thinkers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century whose relevance to modern social thought is only now being recognized, e.g. Nietszche, Saussure, Simmel * connections drawn between post-structuralist thinkers like Foucault and Derrida and the founding figures of sociology: Marx, Weber and Durkheim * a completely rewritten chapter on the 'Synthesisers' - Bourdieu, Habermas and Giddens - and their attempts to generate a consensus from the apparently conflicting theories of their predecessors * a new chapter reviewing the rise of British sociology, with particular reference to the political context and the changing role of 'class' in sociological thinking * a new chapter describing the attempts of sociological theorists to explain current concerns, problems, and issues in the areas of gender, (homo)sexuality, and ethnicity in the context of the postcolonial world. While retaining its emphasis and wealth of information on the founding figures of sociology, this fifth edition now features a new easy-to-read format, (with particular attention paid to the linking and cross-referencing of chapters), and includes much new material on contemporary social theory with particular reference to its attempts to tackle current problems and issues in the areas of gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the postcolonial context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415301114
(246mm x 174mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author W. W. Sharrock
Ethnomethodologists, Paperback (July 2012)
This work examines how key figures such as Garfinkel, Sacks and Cicourel have revolutionised thinking about how sociology's presuppositions about 'being social' are grounded. In assessing the critical reception of ethnomethodology, Sharrock and Anderson argue that much is wide of the mark, that the real argument has yet to begin.
Understanding Modern Sociology, Paperback (March 2003)» View all books by W. W. Sharrock
'An introductory chapter situates the reader in the main changes in society and sociology following the classic period. What follows are four separate chapters giving a detailed account of the four perspectives which are regarded to be of seminal importance' - Functionalism, Critical Theory, Structuralism and Symbolic Interactionism.
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Author Biography - W. W. Sharrock
E.C. Cuff was formerly Head of the Department of Educational Studies at the Didsbury School of Education, Manchester Polytechnic; W.W. Sharrock is Professor of Sociology at Manchester University; D.W. Francis is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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