This is a textbook with a twist. Written as a novel, it follows the story of Mila, a new student who is making it her mission to find out what makes sociology so important. Grappling with the subject's big ideas, Mila tests out sociological themes, debates and theories through conversations with new university friends and family back at home. As she begins to understand how sociology can be applied to everyday experiences, she starts to look at the world around her in a new light. This book gives brilliantly clear explanations of the most important aspects of sociology. It is the perfect introduction to sociological thinking for students of all abilities.
Table of Contents
In the Beginning In at the Deep End In the Cafe In the Picture In Our Genes? In Cahoots In Doni's Club In the Night In the Morning In Control In Doubt In Sickness and in Health In Two Acts In and Against In Between In Pieces In and Out In the End Frequently Asked Questions - and where to find the answers
RALPH FEVRE, Professor of Social Research, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK. ANGUS BANCROFT, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, UK. Between them, Fevre and Bancroft have 30 years of experience teaching sociological theory in the U.K. and U.S. They have published widely in both books and journals.