Sociological Quest: An introduction to the study of social life

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Allen & Unwin, Mar 1, 2004 - Social Science - 192 pages
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What is sociology? How do you 'do' sociology?

Starting sociology can be daunting. This user-friendly introduction takes the reader on a quest towards a sociological understanding of the world we live in.

Using contemporary examples, The Sociological Quest asks what is distinctive about the way sociologists view society. Evan Willis shows that they are concerned with the relationship between the individual and society, and that a sociological analysis involves an approach which is historical, cultural, structural and critical.

This fourth edition includes new material on terrorism, globalisation, identity and the Internet, and remains essential preliminary reading for new students of sociology.

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About the author (2004)

Evan Willis is Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, and one of Australia's leading sociologists. He has published widely and one of his books, Medical Dominance was a winner of the Australian Sociological Association Award in 2003 for the Ten Most Influential Books in Australian Sociology.

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