- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd; Reprint edition (12 Oct. 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1874166390
- ISBN-13: 978-1874166399
- Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 1.2 x 20.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 543,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Sociology for Beginners Paperback – Illustrated, 12 Oct 1994
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
i already had knowledge of Sociology but reading this book filled some gaps i have in the basics
now i am ready for a more in depth book with a better understanding
worth a read
Hence, if you are not familiar with the format, be prepared for treatment of the subject matter in a somewhat unconventional pictorial manner. That said, if you like visual references (some of which are not always effective associations) and want to get "a feel" for a topic, then in my experience these books do a reasonable job.
For the Sociology book, it should also be noted that it is a 1996 publication and hence although the sociology of the modern media is included, it is somewhat dated on this specific topic in particular, along with its treatment of globalisation and consumerism.
However, the book is a useful overview of the subject of Sociology and provides a sketch of the history of its ideas as developed by some of its more famous founders such as Comte, Weber, Durkheim and Spencer, as well as the subsequent development of ideas by later contributors in the 20th century. In particular, the book identifies quite well the evolution of different ideas in the field and sets these in the context of other developments such as Freudian thought and Marxism during the 19th century part of the debate.
The book can be read as a casual introduction to familiarise the reader with what sociology is about. If used as an academic work, then it does contain a fairly rich story which can be extracted by note taking, mind-mapping and subject framing. Naturally, such activity requires proactive study, but its reward is that a reasonable picture emerges of the subject in a fairly short period of time. Naturally, more in depth understanding is only gained by further reading and the back of the book provides a respectable list of Recommended reading materials for both introductory and more advanced levels, which can be supplemented by searching on the web for more recent publications.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews