sociology

Book Title : A Dictionary of Sociology
Author : John Scott
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 816
ISBN : 9780199533008
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Contains over 2,500 alphabetically arranged entries providing definitions of terms and ideas related to sociology, along with cross-references, and biographical sketches of key individuals in the field.

Book Title : The Basics of Sociology
Author : Kathy S. Stolley
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date : 2005
Pages : 302
ISBN : 0313323879
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Provides an introduction to core concepts in sociology. Presents both classic studies and current references to illustrate sociological concepts. Examines what sociology is, why sociology is important, and why we study it. Demonstrates how various social forces impact our lives and form our social experiences.

Book Title : The Body
Author : Andrew Blaikie
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 2003-08-28
Pages : 2888
ISBN : 0415266629
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This collection offers a uniquely comprehensive guide to the sociology of the body. With a strong historical scope and conceptual framework, it provides an indispensable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a robust source for scholars working in the area. The central focus is on understanding sociology through the body; what is often described as re-reading sociology in a 'more corporeal light'. This is an interdisciplinary process, drawing on history, feminism, cultural history, art history, anthropology, social psychology, philosophy, medical sociology and media and communications, as well as sociology. While this has been primarily a Western practice, The Body seeks to broaden the perspective to include references that draw on alternative cultural assumptions, beliefs and practices (including Japan, and South America.)

Book Title : Sociology and Music Education
Author : Ruth Wright
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date : 2010
Pages : 299
ISBN : 0754668010
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Sociology and Music Education addresses a pressing need to provide a sociological foundation for understanding music education. The music education community, academic and professional, has become increasingly aware of the need to locate the issues facing music educators within a broader sociological context. This is required both as a means to deeper understanding of the issues themselves and as a means to raising professional consciousness of the macro issues of power and politics by which education is often constrained. The book outlines some introductory concepts in sociology and music education and then draws together seminal theoretical insights with examples from practice with innovative applications of sociological theory to the field of music education. The book concludes with an Afterword by Christopher Small.

Book Title : A Dictionary of Sociology
Author : John Scott
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2014-09
Pages : 816
ISBN : 9780199683581
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science.For this fourth edition, Professor John Scott has conducted a thorough review of all entries to ensure that they are concise, focused, and up to date. Revisions reflect current intellectual debates and social conditions, particularly in relation to global and multi-cultural issues. New entries cover relevant contemporary concepts, such as climate change, social media, terrorism, and intersectionality, as well as key living sociologists.This Dictionary is both an invaluable introduction to sociology for beginners, and an essential source of reference for more advanced students and teachers.Readership: Invaluable for A-level and undergraduate students, lecturers and teachers, and professionals; ideal for anyone looking for an introduction to sociology.

Book Title : Sociology in Question
Author : Professor Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher : SAGE
Release Date : 1993-11-15
Pages : 192
ISBN : 1446236846
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The works of Pierre Bourdieu occupy a central place in the current development of world sociology. This volume offers an accessible but challenging introduction to Bourdieu's ideas. In a series of discussions, lectures and interviews, the range of Bourdieu's ideas is laid out and its relation to other disciplines and other sociological schools is explored. The issues developed include the sociology of culture, leisure and taste; the intrinsic reflexivity of social science; and the role of language in society and social sciences.

Book Title : The Sociology of Science
Author : Robert K. Merton
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 1973-01
Pages : 605
ISBN : 0226520927
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"The exploration of the social conditions that facilitate or retard the search for scientific knowledge has been the major theme of Robert K. Merton's work for forty years. This collection of papers [is] a fascinating overview of this sustained inquiry. . . . There are very few other books in sociology . . . with such meticulous scholarship, or so elegant a style. This collection of papers is, and is likely to remain for a long time, one of the most important books in sociology."—Joseph Ben-David, New York Times Book Review "The novelty of the approach, the erudition and elegance, and the unusual breadth of vision make this volume one of the most important contributions to sociology in general and to the sociology of science in particular. . . . Merton's Sociology of Science is a magisterial summary of the field."—Yehuda Elkana, American Journal of Sociology "Merton's work provides a rich feast for any scientist concerned for a genuine understanding of his own professional self. And Merton's industry, integrity, and humility are permanent witnesses to that ethos which he has done so much to define and support."—J. R. Ravetz, American Scientist "The essays not only exhibit a diverse and penetrating analysis and a deal of historical and contemporary examples, with concrete numerical data, but also make genuinely good reading because of the wit, the liveliness and the rich learning with which Merton writes."—Philip Morrison, Scientific American "Merton's impact on sociology as a whole has been large, and his impact on the sociology of science has been so momentous that the title of the book is apt, because Merton's writings represent modern sociology of science more than any other single writer."—Richard McClintock, Contemporary Sociology

Book Title : Sociology
Author : Jonathan H. Turner
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release Date : 2005-08
Pages : 418
ISBN : 0131134965
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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For one-quarter/semester Introductory Sociology courses at 4-year schools. With a straight-forward, one-color presentation, Jonathan Turner offers the most comprehensive and theoretical introduction to sociology. This format allows students to read and focus on what is most important . The extensive table of contents offers choices when considering the material to be covered in a typical course in a modular, yet integrated way. With uncommon depth and breadth of coverage, Sociology covers the most important key concepts and ideas from the world of sociology.

Book Title : The Sociology of Georg Simmel
Author : Georg Simmel
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 1950
Pages : 445
ISBN : 9780029289204
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion
Author : Peter Clarke
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 1046
ISBN : 0199279799
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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An expert team of international scholars provide fifty-one essays as entry points into the sociological study and understanding of religion and in-depth surveys into its changing forms and content in the contemporary world. Issues discussed range from ecology to law, art to cognitive science, crime to health care.