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Key Sociological Thinkers

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Dispite the fact that most of us think often about society and social life, few of us have had extensive schooling in how to organize or structure such thought. Guided by the belief that the sociological imagination is impoverished if accessible only to a handful of specialists, Key Sociological Thinkers provides the lay reader with a clear and manageable overview of the ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by New York University Press (first published June 22nd 1998)
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Jul 18, 2015 Gabriel rated it it was amazing
extremely useful and very well edited! I really enjoyed reading a compendium about all the key sociological thinkers to understand our times. Every section is followed with a list of books to explore the thinker's concepts further
May 19, 2016 Inge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fantastic. Clear explanations of the most important ideas of the most important writers in sociology. Excellent for when you need a basis because you read so many articles that refer to Durkheim and Marx and Bourdieu.
Jun 05, 2016 Daniel rated it really liked it
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Introductions to fields I know nothing about are always interesting. Will re-read certain chapters.
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