Discovering Sociology

Discovering Sociology is a groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed new textbook that offers a fresh and vibrant introduction to Sociology. It uses lively prose and a series of carefully-crafted pedagogical features to both introduce Sociology as a discipline and to help students realize how deeply sociological issues impact on their own lives. Over the book’s ten chapters, students discover what Sociology is, alongside its historical development and emergent new concerns. They will be led through the theories that underpin the discipline and familiarized with what it takes to undertake good sociological research. Ultimately students will be led and inspired to develop their own sociological imagination – learning to question their own assumptions about the society, the culture and the world around them today.

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“A dazzling mixtape of Sociology’s classic theorists, biggest ideas, and enduring approaches. Count on it to teach – and learn – the rigorous skepticism needed to navigate the world of fake news” – Judith Treas, University of California-Irvine

“Bravo! In this enticing and accessible textbook, four diverse sociologists offer an impressive array of research perspectives and provide a modern social science textbook for all concerned about the future of global democracy and survival” – Joe Feagin, Texas A&M University

“Highly readable, entertaining and comprehensive. This book made me want to be a Sociology student again. All the chapters are educational and inspiring in equal measure” – Marta Trzebiatowska, University of Aberdeen

“Not just an introduction to Sociology, this book is an inspiring, passionate and lively reminder of what it means to have a sociological imagination. Thoughtful, entertaining and always informative, this is a book destined to inspire a new generation of sociologists” – Raelene Wilding, La Trobe University, Melbourne

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