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on October 14, 2010
I bought this book in preparation for studying the Level 1 course "Introducing The Social Sciences" (DD101) with the Open University as part of my BA (Hons) degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. The book is a brilliant introduction and easy to read with activities, conclusions and summaries for each chapter. The text can look intimidating as there are lots of words on the pages (the text is a little small) but don't let that put you off. Just approach each chapter one at a time and you'll be fine. The book size itself is a good graphic novel style size and is handy for popping in your bag as it isn't mega bulky. Subject headers included in the book are as follows:- a general introduction, Identity matters, Citizenship and social order, Buying and Selling, We live in a material world, Mobilities: place and race, Globalisation: opportunities and inequalities and a conclusion. Towards the end, there is a glossary of basic terms used, further reading recommendations and a fully referenced bibliography.

I would recommend this book for anyone studying the OU course mentioned above or simply to anyone interested in reading about the Social Sciences. The book is a little pricey (insert poor student remark here) but is worth every penny in my opinion and hopefully will help me on my course.
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