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Being Sociological Paperback – 9 Feb 2007
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'I generally find introductory texts rather bland and uninspiring, but not in this instance. Overall I think the editors and their contributors have succeeded in delivering a text that offers an original and interesting approach to the difficult task of introducing sociology to students' - Professor Barry Smart, School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK
'The writing is remarkably coherent for a multi-authored book [and] the style is accessible to students new to sociology. I like it. The book is interesting to read - never boring.' - Professor Kenneth Roberts, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool, UK
'This is a refreshing 'take' on the subject and provides the strongest claim to originality competitive market.' - David Pearson, Reader in Sociology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
From the Author
STEVE MATTHEWMAN is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Department
of Sociology, University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is an established
writer and teacher in Sociology, with specific interests in science and
technology, social theory, cultural studies and modernity and its
discontents. His most recent publication, with Bell, is Cultural Studies in
Aotearoa New Zealand: Identity, Space and Place (Oxford University Press,
CATHERINE LANE WEST-NEWMAN is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Department of
Sociology, University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is the author of a
wealth of books and articles in the field of sociological studies, with
specific interests in the connections between law and social justice, the
sociology of emotions and visual culture.
BRUCE CURTIS is Senior Lecturer and Head of Department in Sociology at the
University of Auckland, New Zealand. His particular research interests
include work, technology and careers. He is the editor of Gambling in New
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