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Social Theory in the Real World
by Steven Miles
Social Theory in the Real World is concerned with illustrating the practical benefits of social theory. Many students find it hard to relate the real insights provided by social theory to their real life experiences, and many lecturers struggle to demonstrate the relevance of social theory to everyday life. This book offers an accessible, non-patronizing solution to the pr ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published May 18th 2001 by Sage Publications Ltd
(first published January 1st 1997)
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A great book for students who need to be engaged with social theory. One of the big problems with theory modules is often a lack of understanding of the real life implications of social theorising. This is what this book counters. I do take issue with some of the stances taken by Miles, especially in his description of Arodno and Horkheimer, but then this is why I feel it is a good text for core reading in a module. A tutor/lecturer can then question the analysis by the author to promote critica ...more