Sociology for Optimists

Sociology for Optimists

By: Mary Holmes (author)Paperback

Only 1 in stock

£19.79 RRP £21.99  You save £2.20 (10%) & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £20

Description

Breaking away from the idea that sociology only ever elaborates the negative, Sociology for Optimists shows that sociology can provide hope in dealing with social issues through critical approaches that acknowledge the positive. From politics and inequality to nature and faith, Mary Holmes shows how a critical and optimistic sociology can help us think about and understand human experience not just in terms of social problems, but in terms of a human capacity to respond to those problems and strive for social change. With contemporary case studies throughout grounding the theory in the real world, this is the perfect companion/antidote to studying sociology.

About Author

Mary Holmes is a sociologist at the University of Edinburgh. Her research is in the areas of sociology of emotion, intimacy and relationships and political sociology. She has taught sociology in Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. Her recent books include Distance Relationships: Intimacy and Emotions Amongst Academics and their Partners In Dual-Locations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and Heterosexuality in Theory and Practice (with Chris Beasley and Heather Brook, Routledge, 2012).

Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Change Chapter 2: Enjoyment Chapter 3: Freedom Chapter 4: Goodness Chapter 5: Equality Chapter 6: Relationships Chapter 7: Nature Chapter 8: Enchantment Chapter 9: Optimism References

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446268681
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781446268681
  • ISBN10: 1446268683

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close