Passionate Sociology

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SAGE, Aug 22, 1996 - Social Science - 182 pages
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Offering a major challenge to established textbooks and pointing to inspiring new ways of approaching sociology, this book presents a notable shift in introductory sociology. Too often the subject is taught as a dry and detached system of thought and practice. Passion is regarded as something to avoid or to treat with inherent suspicion. By asking questions about sociology and its relation to passion, the authors seek to revitalize the subject.

The book introduces and develops a number of themes such as: identity, knowledge, magic, desire, power and everyday life. It argues that students should analyze these themes through practices including: reading, writing, speaking, storytelling and organizing. The authors aim to intr

 

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Contents

Passion
1
School
6
Managing
26
Magic
43
Stories
62
Writing
87
Ink
106
Reading
125
Desire
146
Knowing
164
References
175
Index
180
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