Sociology: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | February 1, 2000

bySteve Bruce

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Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's role in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates thevalue of sociology as a perspective for understanding the modern world.

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Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's role in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates thevalue of sociology as a perspective for underst...

Steve Bruce is Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. He has written extensively on the nature of religion in the modern world and on the conflict in Northern Ireland. His most recent work on the former is Religion in the Modern World; on the latter, The Edge of the Union: The Ulster Loyalist Political Vision. His two i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.39 inPublished:February 1, 2000

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ISBN - 10:0192853805

ISBN - 13:9780192853806

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgements1. The Status of Sociology2. Social Constructions3. Causes and Consequences4. The Modern World5. The ImpostersFurther Reading