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Selected Books & eBooks : Sociology
Sociology by The acclaimed gold standard of comprehensive introductory sociology texts, Sociology empowers students to apply the theories of sociology to their own lives. In 24 chapters, it provides students with an accessible and relevant introduction to the subject while providing a clear and balanced presentation of theory, cultivation of a global perspective and multicultural view. -- publisher
Call Number: HM586 .M32 2018
Publication Date: 2018
The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology by Providing an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the classical and the contemporary, this volume is an indispensable guide to the vibrant and expanding field of sociology. Featuring over 600 entries, from concise definitions to discursive essays, written by leading international academics, the Dictionary offers a truly global perspective, examining both American and European traditions and approaches. Entries cover schools, theories, theorists and debates, with substantial articles on all key topics in the field. While recognising the richness of historical sociological traditions, the Dictionary also looks forward to new and evolving influences such as cultural change, genetics, globalization, information technologies, new wars and terrorism. Most entries incorporate references for further reading and a cross-referencing system enables easy access to related areas. This Dictionary is an invaluable reference work for students and academics alike and will help to define the field of sociology in years to come.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2006
The Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology by Analytical sociology is a strategy for understanding the social world. It is concerned with explaining important social facts such as network structures, patterns of residential segregation, typical beliefs, cultural tastes, and common ways of acting. It explains such facts not merely by relating them to other social facts, but by detailing in clear and precise ways the mechanisms through which the social facts were brought about. Making sense of the relationship between micro and macro thus is one of the central concerns of analytical sociology. The approach is a contemporary incarnation of Robert K. Merton's notion of middle-range theory and represents a vision of sociological theory as a tool-box of semi-general theories each of which is adequate for explaining certain types of phenomena. The Handbook of Analytical Sociology brings together some of the most prominent sociologists in the world in a concerted effort to move sociology in a more analytical and rigorous direction. Some of the chapters focus on action and interaction as the cogs and wheels of social processes, while others consider the dynamic social processes that these actions and interactions bring about.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2009-09-28
The Rules of Sociological Method by First published in 1895: Emile Durkheim's masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology--now with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes.The Rules of the Sociological Method is among the most important contributions to the field of sociology, still debated among scholars today. Through letters, arguments, and commentaries on significant debates, Durkheim confronted critics, clarified his own position, and defended the objective scientific method he applied to his study of humans. This updated edition offers an introduction and extra notes as well as a new translation to improve the clarity and accessibility of this essential work. In the introduction, Steven Lukes, author of the definitive biography Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work, spells out Durkheim's intentions, shows the limits of Durkheim's view of sociology, and presents its political background and significance. Making use of the various texts in this volume and Durkheim's later work, Lukes discusses how Durkheim's methodology was modified or disregarded in practice--and how it is still relevant today. With substantial notes on context, this user-friendly edition will greatly ease the task of students and scholars working with Durkheim's method--a view that has been a focal point of sociology since its original publication. The Rules of the Sociological Method will engage a new generation of readers with Durkheim's rich contribution to the field."
Call Number: HM24 .D9613 1982
Publication Date: 1982
Sociology is a broad topic that covers many different subject areas. Consider browsing the following call numbers for ideas:
HA: Social science statistics
HB: Economic theory, demography
HM 1001-1281: Sociology (general and theoretical), social psychology
HN: Social history, social problems, social reform
HQ: The family, marriage, women, feminism
HT: Communities, classes, races
HV 1-9960: Social pathology, criminology
HX: Socialism, communism, anarchism
K: Legal issues
LC: Educational sociology
RA: Social medicine
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