An Introduction

Ken Roberts, University of Liverpool, UK

The book introduces sociology’s perpetual debates: the senses in which its methods can be scientific; the relationship between theory and research; and the role of sociology in society. It stresses how sociology addresses questions that are simply not posed elsewhere. The answers consistently challenge everyday common sense and the views of the world offered by politicians and the media.

Succinct and comprehensive, this book welcomes and challenges sociology students.

2012 176 pp Paperback 978 0 85793 021 7 £17.00 £13.60 $24.00 $19.20
2012 176 pp Hardback 978 0 85793 019 4 £76.00 £68.40 $112.00 $100.80

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