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The Blackwell Companion to Sociology is a milestone collection of new essays by renowned sociologists, covering both the traditions and strengths of the field as well as newer developments and directions. Contains 31 definitive essays by an international panel of renowned figures in sociology Covers traditional topics in sociology, such as theory, stratification, political sociology, and the sociology of education and social movements, as well as emerging areas such as immigration studies, the sociology of space and time, and the sociology of intimate relations and religion Considers the most recent advances in communications, political mobilization, and analyses of the nation-state, reflecting the rapid changes wrought by globalization Includes a comprehensive list of sociological data resources available on the web. Authors from the US, UK, Europe and elsewhere have contributed to this all-in-one reference work highlighting the relevance of interdisciplinary and international perspectives, while at the same time representing the scope and quality of sociology in its current form.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631213185
ISBN-10: 063121318X
Format: Hardback
(252mm x 177mm x 39mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Judith R. Blau

Judith R. Blau is Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Architects and Firms (1984), The Shape of Culture (1989), and Social Contracts and Economic Markets (1993), and has published articles on organizations, networks, economic inequalities, crime, sociology of science, urban sociology, historical sociology, medical sociology, and sociology of education.

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