About the Book: Essential Concepts in Sociology: 2nd Edition
Social life is in a constant process of change, and sociology can never stand still. As a result, sociology today is a theoretically diverse enterprise, covering a huge range of subjects and drawing on a broad array of research methods. Central to this endeavour is the use of core concepts and ideas which allow sociologists to make sense of societies, though our understanding of these concepts necessarily evolves and changes. This clear and jargon-free book introduces a careful selection of essential concepts that have helped to shape sociology and others that continue to do so.
About the Author: Anthony Giddens, Philip W. Sutton
Anthony Giddens is the former director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge, and a member of the House of Lords, UK. He is a very influential sociologist and social theorist and his many books include The Third Way and The Consequences of Modernity
Philip W. Sutton is an independent researcher formerly of the University of Leeds and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen