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Description - Teaching Yourself Social Theory by David E. Harris

'Social theory is a very difficult subject to teach and it is one that students generally find hard to get to grips with. Teaching Yourself Social Theory offers a highly original and comprehensive resource that will be welcomed by students and teachers alike' - Barry Smart, University of Portsmouth 'I have no hesitation in recommending Harris' text to students and teachers of social theory' - Sociology This refreshing and accessible text demonstrates how social theory can be made into an intelligible discourse that touches upon key aspects of everyday life. The abstraction and formalism of much contemporary social theory is criticized as unnecessarily 'scholastic' for the beginner. The author maintains that the main problems in studying the subject are not intrinsic to social theory, but derive from how the subject is taught as a university discipline. This lively book uses non-specialist terms to introduce more complex themes, and incorporates a Website with questions and reading guides to some of the classic works.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803976887
ISBN-10: 0803976887
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 170mm x 14mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David E. Harris

David Harris is Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, College of St Mark & St John, Plymouth

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