Key Ideas in Sociology (3rd Revised edition)

Key Ideas in Sociology (3rd Revised edition)

By: Peter J. Kivisto (editor)Paperback

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The only compact and portable book for undergraduate readers that links issues regarding post-modern society to the ideas and individuals that gave rise to sociological thinking in the late 19th century. Students too often learn about social theorists as unconnected with one another. Key Ideas in Sociology shows how ideas developed by one theorist evolve and are further shaped by subsequent theorists, reflecting on different historical circumstances. Peter Kivisto offers a genuinely integrated view of the history of social thought, linking classical sociological ideas to today's thinking about contemporary life. He shows how theorizing is not a dry, abstract exercise, but a practical human necessity in the ongoing quest to understand and cope with our complex and ever-changing social conditions.

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Peter Kivisto is Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare at Augustana College and Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku. His current research involves a collaborative project on multiculturalism with colleagues in Finland. His interests include immigration, social integration, citizenship, and religion. Among his recent books are Key Ideas in Sociology (2011), Illuminating Social Life (2011); Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (2010, with Thomas Faist); Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007, with Thomas Faist); and Intersecting Inequalities (2007, with Elizabeth Hartung). He serves on the editorial boards of Contexts, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and on the Publication Committee for Sociology of Religion.


Preface Timeline Acknowledgments 1. Key Ideas About the Social World 2. Industrial Society: From the Satanic Mills to the Digital Age 3. Democracy: From the Fall of the Bastille to the Fall of the Berlin Wall 4. Individualism: The Tension Between Me and Us 5. Modernity: From the Promise of Modern Society to Postmodern Suspicions 6. Globalization: Key Ideas in a Global Framework Review Questions References Index About the Author

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  • publication date: 11/07/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781412978118
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781412978118
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 1412978114
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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