"Giddens is the monarch of the introductory–text glen, and this handsomely updated seventh edition is a worthy successor." Timer Higher Education Selected endorsements for previous editions:
"With this new edition of Sociology, Anthony Giddens has done the seemingly impossible. He has lifted the best introductory text in sociology in the world to yet a further level of excellence. It is a great achievement."
Ulrich Beck, The London School of Economics
"There′s no one on the planet with such a refined grasp of the practical and political significance of sociology as Anthony Giddens. This new edition of his best–selling textbook is his best yet."
Anthony Elliott, University of Kent at Canterbury
About the Author
ANTHONY GIDDENS is the former director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is now a member of the House of Lords. He is a very influential sociologist and social theorist, and his many books include The Third Way
and The Consequences of Modernity
PHILIP W. SUTTON is an independent researcher, formerly of the University of Leeds and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen