Score: 4
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Freakonomics Rev Ed


  • Author: Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
  • Release Date : 2010-02-17
  • Genre: Economics
  • File Size: 2489809 Bytes


The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth.Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant—...

Score: 3.5
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Caste (Oprah's Book Club)


  • Author: Isabel Wilkerson
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 4005995 Bytes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. “An instant American classic.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.” In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomeno...

The Sociology Book
Score: 4
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The Sociology Book


  • Author : Sarah Tomley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-12-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465499493


The Sociology Book Book Description :

The Sociology Book takes on some of humankind's biggest questions: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, coworkers, and rivals? The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than 100 of their biggest ideas, including issues of equality, diversity, identity, and human rights; the effects of globalization; the role of institutions; and the rise of urban living in modern society. Easy to navigate and chock-full of key concepts, profiles of major sociological thinkers, and conversation starters galore, this is a must-have, in-a-nutshell guide to some of the most fascinating questions on earth. The Sociology Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained ...

Sociology
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

Sociology


  • Author : Anthony Giddens
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745633794


Sociology Book Description :

This fully revised and updated version of Anthony Giddens′s Sociology, now in its fifth edition, offers an unrivalled introduction for students new to the subject – lucid, lively, authoritative and original. Written by one of the world′s leading sociologists, this comprehensive textbook manages to be clear, accessible and jargon–free, but without oversimplifying complex debates. Earlier editions of Sociology broke new ground by incorporating cutting–edge debates, such as the impact of globalisation, into an introductory text. This fifth edition remains a state of the art textbook, with fresh and engaging new material added throughout. While covering all of the core topics of sociology, the fifth edition also includes a great deal of substan...

Sociology

Sociology


  • Author : Jonathan H. Turner
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2005-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0131134965


Sociology Book Description :

For one-quarter/semester Introductory Sociology courses at 4-year schools. With a straight-forward, one-color presentation, Jonathan Turner offers the most comprehensive and theoretical introduction to sociology. This format allows students to read and focus on what is most important . The extensive table of contents offers choices when considering the material to be covered in a typical course in a modular, yet integrated way. With uncommon depth and breadth of coverage, Sociology covers the most important key concepts and ideas from the world of sociology....

The Sociology of Science
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Sociology of Science


  • Author : Robert K. Merton
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1973-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226520927


The Sociology of Science Book Description :

"The exploration of the social conditions that facilitate or retard the search for scientific knowledge has been the major theme of Robert K. Merton's work for forty years. This collection of papers [is] a fascinating overview of this sustained inquiry. . . . There are very few other books in sociology . . . with such meticulous scholarship, or so elegant a style. This collection of papers is, and is likely to remain for a long time, one of the most important books in sociology."—Joseph Ben-David, New York Times Book Review "The novelty of the approach, the erudition and elegance, and the unusual breadth of vision make this volume one of the most important contributions to sociology in general and to the sociology of science in particular. . . . Me...

The Craft of Sociology

The Craft of Sociology


  • Author : Pierre Bourdieu
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3110119404


The Craft of Sociology Book Description :

The work of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has emerged, over the last two decades, as one of the most substantial and innovative bodies of theory and research in contemporary social science. The Craft of Sociology, both a textbook and an original contribution to epistemology in social science, focuses on a basic problem of sociological research: the necessity of an epistemological break with the preconstructed objects social practice offers to the researcher. Pierre Bourdieu and his co-authors argue in the epistemological tradition of scholars like Bachelard, Canguilhem, Koyre, a tradition that identifies the construction of the object as being the fundamental scientific act. Their way of discussing the issue makes it accessible not only to a...

A Dictionary of Sociology

A Dictionary of Sociology


  • Author : John Scott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014-09
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199683581


A Dictionary of Sociology Book Description :

A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science.For this fourth edition, Professor John Scott has conducted a thorough review of all entries to ensure that they are concise, focused, and up to date. Revisions reflect current intellectual debates and social conditions, particularly in relation to global and multi-cultural issues. New entries cover relevant contemporary concepts, such as climate change, social media, terrorism, and intersectionality, as well as key living sociolog...

Sociology for Nurses

Sociology for Nurses


  • Author : Elaine Denny
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745631011


Sociology for Nurses Book Description :

Focuses on the relevance of sociology to contemporary nursing practice. Clearly written, and carefully illustrated, the book uses jargon-free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying sociology can be useful in all branches of professional nursing practice....

An Introduction to Sociology

An Introduction to Sociology


  • Author : Ken Browne
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2005-04-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745632575


An Introduction to Sociology Book Description :

Thoroughly revised and fully updated, An Introduction to Sociology gives concise yet comprehensive coverage of all the topics specified by the GCSE examining boards. The second edition was described by the AQA′s Chief Examiner for GCSE Sociology as establishing ′the standard for textbooks at this level′ – this new edition builds on the book′s existing achievements. New material is found throughout the book, including substantive new sections on gender, identity, citizenship, education, new social movements, poverty and the welfare state, religion, the mass media, work and leisure, and population. The book has been carefully designed to support and extend students′ learning. Each chapter begins with a summary of the key issues to be covere...