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A comprehensive introduction to global sociology.
on 11 August 2009
Written from an international perspective this 1062-page, updated 5th edition(2012) is one of the most thought-provoking and fascinating textbooks on sociology that I've come across. Throughout the reader is encouraged to think sociologically and 'defamiliarise the familiar'. Extensively revised with a new chapter on 'Disabilities, Care and the Humanitarian Society', this intellectually stimulating, comprehensive and jargon-free introduction to global sociology is an ideal guide for undergraduates and the general reader who wishes to make sense of our complex social world.
The book also has a helpful Companion Website.