Sociology: A Brief but Critical Introduction: A brief but critical introduction
An introduction to sociology. It incorporates discussion of recent developments in both social theory and empirical social research - developments to which Giddens has directly contributed.
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according achieved activity analysis Anthony Giddens areas argues become bureaucracy capitalist capitalist class capitalist enterprise capitalist societies centre chapter character characteristics cities citizenship class conflict class system contrasts corporations countries Dahrendorf discussion economic emphasise Europe existing expansion forms Gorz housing human ideas important industrial capitalism industrial society industrialised societies influence institutions involved labour force labour movements liberal democracy living major marriage Marx Marx's Marx’s Marxist Max Weber megacorporations merchant capitalism Miliband modern modes nation nation-state natural science neighbourhoods nineteenth century nuclear family organisation overall patriarchy phenomena political population Poulantzas processes radical rates relations relative revolution revolutionary sectors sexuality significance social change social movements social sciences sociological imagination sociology Soviet Union specific standpoint tend theory of industrial Third World traditional transformation twentieth century type of society United urban Weber West Western societies white-collar Wirth women workers world system writers