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The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology
Written for students from school to university level, this reference provides not only simple, one-line definitions but also entries that discuss the issues involved in, and alternative approaches to, the central concepts, theories and writings of sociology.
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 449 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Penguin Books
(first published January 1st 1984)
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An excellent reference text that does exactly what it sets out to do, namely provide short articles on various sociological terminology. If you are studying Sociology, this is probably essential; if you have studied a subject with a lot of Sociology in it (e.g. History), you have an interest in sociological topics or even if you hate Sociology, this dictionary provides useful information on the terminology used. Of course, you are likely to know much of it already but because of the ...more
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