Stones, Rob Key Sociological Thinkers

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Key Sociological Thinkers

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This broad ranging text offers an introduction to the theorists who have made a key contribution to the discipline of sociology. Its structure places the writers in their social and intellectual context, summarizes the central issues dealt with in their work and sketches out the intellectual legacy they have left behind them. Illustrating how these thinkers have shed light on how we think about society, the book aims to convey the spirit of openness intrinsic to the sociological enterprise. The book is suitable for undergraduate courses on sociological theory and for students studying sociology as an elective, on course such as politics, social policy, social work, and nursing. It is also aimed at schools, FE colleges, and library market.

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Key Sociological Thinkers provides a clear and contextualised overview of the best of sociological thought. Written by leading academics, it offers stimulating and insightful assessments of 24 of the most influential thinkers in sociology: from Marx, Weber and Simmel to Chodorow, Foucault and Bauman. In addition, there are extended glossary accounts of thirteen additional theorists who have influenced, or been influenced by, these key thinkers.

The third edition of this popular and established text is updated to cover the lives, works and legacies of Mead, Du Bois, Latour and Alexander, and to include five newly-authored chapters on Durkheim, Merton, Goffman, Bourdieu and Giddens. It contains a major new introduction, linking sociological theory to events and processes in three different historical periods of modernity.

With frameworks for deep learning around group discussion, and much-valued ‘Seeing Things Differently’ sections to demonstrate how each thinker’s ideas can be used to illuminate aspects of social life in new ways, this continues be an essential text for all students of sociological theory.

Online-only chapters on Adorno, Blumer, De Beauvoir, Freud and Lockwood can be found on

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