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Essentials of Sociology

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The best-selling Introduction to Sociology is now available in an abridged edition. Featuring a striking design, helpful pedagogy, and a global perspective, Essentials of Sociology packages the best facets of the Fifth Edition of Introduction to Sociology in a shorter, more flexible edition. With fewer topics covered in only sixteen chapters, students can focus on the esse ...more
Paperback, Abridged, 476 pages
Published October 21st 2005 by W. W. Norton (first published 2001)
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May 15, 2015 Larry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An introduction text to the field of sociology. It provided a good look at various aspects of the field and some interesting facts and figures that are sure to make students look at our social world a bit differently.
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Jan 15, 2014 David Bates rated it liked it
I can't rate a textbook higher than a three on principle.

I'll say this - this textbook didn't fill me with the despair one usually feels when faced with a textbook. It was okay.
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Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens (born 18 January 1938) is a British sociologist who is renowned for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. He is considered to be one of the most prominent modern contributors in the field of sociology, the author of at least 34 books, published in at least 29 languages, issuing on average more than one book every year. In 2007, Gidden ...more
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