Sociology for Beginners (new edition)
Sociology brought up to date. The internationally best-selling Introducing Sociology/Sociology for Beginners modernized for the digital age (first published 1996)
This innovative introduction to Sociology has been completely revised to include and analyze the changes that have occurred since its first publication in 1996. The original introduction to the basics of sociology have been retained, with an historical placing of the key figures and thinkers, like Comte, Durkheim, Marx and Weber.Recent changes in postmodern society and globilization are discussed, as well as the rise of the digital society. There is also a discussion of the array of concepts and methods of research that have been applied to the study of society. Ideas of contemporary identity and culture are also examined.