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Social Theory in Popular Culture
by Lee Barron
Illuminating key themes of classical sociological texts, this book shows how the ideas of Marx, Durkheim or Weber can be explored by listening to music, reading about celebrities, or watching award-winning films. Providing a fresh way to explore social theory, the text clearly shows the continued relevance of classic ideas in the modern world.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 24th 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan
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This timely and extremely useful book ends with a call for students and other readers to “exercise that sociological imagination, often” (p 145), and on the basis of the preceding eight chapters this exercising may be seen as possible in almost any setting. Barron has set out, it seems, to do two things; (re)introduce classic sociological theory to new audiences (the book is directed to undergraduate students), and show the power of those theories and thinking in making sense of the contemporary ...more