Books in Sociology

The Culture of Control: Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society

The past 30 years have seen vast changes in our attitudes toward crime. More and more of us live in gated communities; prison populations have skyrocketed; and issues such as racial profiling, community policing, and zero-tolerance policies dominate the headlines. How is it that our response to crime and our sense of criminal justice has come to be so dramatically reconf

Genre: Sociology

Sociological Theory: A Critical Primer

This treatise will make available, to both the student and layman alike, a substantial amount of practical information concerning sociological theory. It is my hope that this work will inspire the reader to understand themselves sociologically. As to the content of this book, it will be constrained to four areas of interest: social stratification, its utilization, the agen

Category: Sociology

Marx, Durkheim, Weber: Formations of Modern Social Thought

Every undergraduate course in sociology focuses on Marx, Durkheim and Weber, yet students often find their first contact with these writers to be a difficult experience: the language of these theorists is complicated and forbidding. This book provides a clear guide to their key ideas.Ken Morrison provides a lucid and reliable guide to their key ideas, not only explaining t

Genre: Sociology

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era: Text and Readings

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era is a highly-acclaimed new text which utilizes the unique and increasingly popular text/reader approach. The book presents major readings by sociologys key classical theorists, including Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Charlotte Perkins-Gilman, Georg Simmel, W.E.B. Du Bois, and George Herbert Mead. The corresponding text writt

Books in Sociology

Lavvento della meritocrazia

Inghilterra, anno 2033: un immaginario sociologo ripercorre con entusiasmo la nascita e l�affermazione del sistema meritocratico nel XX secolo, descrivendo una societa che, nell�applicazione rigorosamente ideologica del principio meritocratico in ogni sfera dell�organizzazione sociale, ha paradossalmente generato diseguaglianze ancora peggiori. Con questo saggio di fanta-s

Genre: Sociology

The Sociological Imagination

C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination, in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connectin