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Social Sciences

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Social Sciences: The Big Issuessecond edition offers an introduction to the big debates within the social sciences and to what the social sciences can provide as a means of explaining the changing world. The social sciences focus upon people as individuals and as members of wider communities and networks, and look at all aspects of human relationships from the personal and

Paperback, 216 pages
Published (first published June 26th 2003)
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Mar 23, 2011 Evelyn rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in introductions to social science topics
I read this for my Level 1 OU course DD101 and found that it helped a lot with my understanding of various social science topics and debates. The book gives introductions on Identity, Citizenship & Social Order, Buying and Selling, Consumerism, Mobilities and Race, and Globalization. Within those topics, it gives examples of economics, migration, racism, political policies etc. Each chapter has various summaries throughout which makes the book very accessible for beginners to these subjects. ...more
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Mar 19, 2012 Grim-Anal King rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This doesn't really achieve its purpose and that's basically the author's fault. While some interesting topics are covered (alas mostly later in the book so many will have long given up before reaching them and they are generally covered with an annoying slant), the writing is extremely turgid, not the sort of engaging introduction to new subject matter which runs the outside risk of enthusing the odd new student.

The preoccupation with race and gender becomes tiresome, in the sense that there is
Jul 24, 2011 Malcolm rated it liked it
Shelves: sociology
This is a useful and engaging introductory text looking at what the social sciences can tell us about the big social issues. It is clear and forceful without being tendentious, and seems to be aimed at beginning social science students. The clear outlines of major theoretical traditions in specific settings and applied to specific issues means it should be useful more generally: I'll be using it in a final year undergraduate course to provide a tool to encourage sport science students to think ...more
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Good introduction to the Social Sciences. Quick morning read.
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