Sociological Routes and Political Roots

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Michaela Benson, Rolland Munro
Wiley, Jul 12, 2011 - Social Science - 308 pages
This monograph explores the interplay between ideas of the political and the way that we, as sociologists, look at the phenomena that we study. 
  • Shows what empirical sociological enquiries into the political reveal on theoretical and conceptual levels
  • Discusses how sociologists should study and understand a political environment 
  • Evaluates how the political intersects with current social identities and divisions
  • Includes empirical and theoretical cases 

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About the author (2011)

Michaela Benson is a research assistant at the University of Bristol. She previously held the Sociological Review fellowship (2008-9), and is the author of The British in Rural France (2011), and co-editor of the volume Lifestyle Migration (2009).

Rolland Munro is Emeritus Professor at Keele University and was previously Director of the Centre for Social Theory & Technology, CSTT. He is internationally regarded for his path-breaking and interdisciplinary work on consumption, power and identity.

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