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Author Marshall, Professor Gordon
Title In Praise of Sociology
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 1990
©1990
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Descript 1 online resource (275 pages)
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Note Book Cover -- Title -- Contents -- Acknowledgements page -- The theme -- Social class and social mobility -- Education and culture -- Poverty in an affluent society -- Managing the new technology -- Workers and their wages -- Race and housing in the inner city -- The rise and fall of the mods -- Sociologists and scientologists -- On the social origins of clinical depression -- Families and social networks -- A conclusion -- Further reading -- Index
In this lively and entertaining book, Gordon Marshall explores ten classic studies of British society to demonstrate the valuable qualities of British sociology, and its importance for understanding contemporary society. In each case he provides a precis of the research undertaken, assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, a series of points that can be made in praise or criticism of the research, and an assessment of the sociological contribution made by the researchers. The ten studies chosen are: Goldthorpe on social mobility, Townsend on poverty, Rex and Moore on race and the inner city, the Affluent Worker project, Wallis on sectarianism, Jackson and Marsden on education and the working class, Brown and Harris on clinical depression among women, Cohen on deviance, Bott on families and social networks, and Burns and Stalker on management and new technology. An excellent introduction for the student to the concerns and values of sociology, this book gives a powerful statement of the achievements of post-war British sociologists, and a manifesto for good sociology in the 1990s
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Marshall, Professor Gordon In Praise of Sociology London : Taylor & Francis Group,c1990 9780044456872
Subject Sociology -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.;Social sciences -- Great Britain
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Alt Author Marshall, Gordon
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