This book is part of the excellent introduction series into Social Sciences published by the Open University, UK. The book fits in well with the other books of the series, but it also can be read on its own. It is the last book of the series, so read the others first, if you read them. The book investigates the role of knowledge in society and the social sciences in general. It is explored how the production of knowledge is linked to other areas of the social sciences. This is a challenging but accessible text. There are many good examples to illustrate the argument. Theories are introduced where helpful. There are also activities to reflect on the argument. This is a very good book to introduce anyone with an interest in society or the social sciences.
This is a good book to have as an extra study tool for the OU course of Social Sciences. Naturally the course itself provides sufficient written material to complete the course, but a little extra help from Open University with this book as an additional study aid can't go wrong.