✏Book Title : A Dictionary of Sociology
✏Author : John Scott
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 2009
✏Pages : 816
✏ISBN : 9780199533008
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Dictionary of Sociology Book Summary : Contains over 2,500 alphabetically arranged entries providing definitions of terms and ideas related to sociology, along with cross-references, and biographical sketches of key individuals in the field.

📒The Body ✍ Andrew Blaikie

✏Book Title : The Body
✏Author : Andrew Blaikie
✏Publisher : Psychology Press
✏Release Date : 2003-08-28
✏Pages : 2888
✏ISBN : 0415266629
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Body Book Summary : This collection offers a uniquely comprehensive guide to the sociology of the body. With a strong historical scope and conceptual framework, it provides an indispensable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and a robust source for scholars working in the area. The central focus is on understanding sociology through the body; what is often described as re-reading sociology in a 'more corporeal light'. This is an interdisciplinary process, drawing on history, feminism, cultural history, art history, anthropology, social psychology, philosophy, medical sociology and media and communications, as well as sociology. While this has been primarily a Western practice, The Body seeks to broaden the perspective to include references that draw on alternative cultural assumptions, beliefs and practices (including Japan, and South America.)

📒The Sociology Of Science ✍ Robert K. Merton

✏Book Title : The Sociology of Science
✏Author : Robert K. Merton
✏Publisher : University of Chicago Press
✏Release Date : 1973-01
✏Pages : 605
✏ISBN : 0226520927
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Sociology of Science Book Summary : "The exploration of the social conditions that facilitate or retard the search for scientific knowledge has been the major theme of Robert K. Merton's work for forty years. This collection of papers [is] a fascinating overview of this sustained inquiry. . . . There are very few other books in sociology . . . with such meticulous scholarship, or so elegant a style. This collection of papers is, and is likely to remain for a long time, one of the most important books in sociology."—Joseph Ben-David, New York Times Book Review "The novelty of the approach, the erudition and elegance, and the unusual breadth of vision make this volume one of the most important contributions to sociology in general and to the sociology of science in particular. . . . Merton's Sociology of Science is a magisterial summary of the field."—Yehuda Elkana, American Journal of Sociology "Merton's work provides a rich feast for any scientist concerned for a genuine understanding of his own professional self. And Merton's industry, integrity, and humility are permanent witnesses to that ethos which he has done so much to define and support."—J. R. Ravetz, American Scientist "The essays not only exhibit a diverse and penetrating analysis and a deal of historical and contemporary examples, with concrete numerical data, but also make genuinely good reading because of the wit, the liveliness and the rich learning with which Merton writes."—Philip Morrison, Scientific American "Merton's impact on sociology as a whole has been large, and his impact on the sociology of science has been so momentous that the title of the book is apt, because Merton's writings represent modern sociology of science more than any other single writer."—Richard McClintock, Contemporary Sociology

✏Book Title : A Dictionary of Sociology
✏Author : John Scott
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 2014-09
✏Pages : 816
✏ISBN : 9780199683581
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Dictionary of Sociology Book Summary : A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science.For this fourth edition, Professor John Scott has conducted a thorough review of all entries to ensure that they are concise, focused, and up to date. Revisions reflect current intellectual debates and social conditions, particularly in relation to global and multi-cultural issues. New entries cover relevant contemporary concepts, such as climate change, social media, terrorism, and intersectionality, as well as key living sociologists.This Dictionary is both an invaluable introduction to sociology for beginners, and an essential source of reference for more advanced students and teachers.Readership: Invaluable for A-level and undergraduate students, lecturers and teachers, and professionals; ideal for anyone looking for an introduction to sociology.

📒Sociology In Question ✍ Professor Pierre Bourdieu

✏Book Title : Sociology in Question
✏Author : Professor Pierre Bourdieu
✏Publisher : SAGE
✏Release Date : 1993-11-15
✏Pages : 192
✏ISBN : 1446236846
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Sociology in Question Book Summary : The works of Pierre Bourdieu occupy a central place in the current development of world sociology. This volume offers an accessible but challenging introduction to Bourdieu's ideas. In a series of discussions, lectures and interviews, the range of Bourdieu's ideas is laid out and its relation to other disciplines and other sociological schools is explored. The issues developed include the sociology of culture, leisure and taste; the intrinsic reflexivity of social science; and the role of language in society and social sciences.

📒Sociology ✍ Jonathan H. Turner

✏Book Title : Sociology
✏Author : Jonathan H. Turner
✏Publisher : Prentice Hall
✏Release Date : 2005-08
✏Pages : 418
✏ISBN : 0131134965
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Sociology Book Summary : For one-quarter/semester Introductory Sociology courses at 4-year schools. With a straight-forward, one-color presentation, Jonathan Turner offers the most comprehensive and theoretical introduction to sociology. This format allows students to read and focus on what is most important . The extensive table of contents offers choices when considering the material to be covered in a typical course in a modular, yet integrated way. With uncommon depth and breadth of coverage, Sociology covers the most important key concepts and ideas from the world of sociology.

✏Book Title : Sociology and Music Education
✏Author : Ruth Wright
✏Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
✏Release Date : 2010
✏Pages : 299
✏ISBN : 0754668010
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Sociology and Music Education Book Summary : Sociology and Music Education addresses a pressing need to provide a sociological foundation for understanding music education. The music education community, academic and professional, has become increasingly aware of the need to locate the issues facing music educators within a broader sociological context. This is required both as a means to deeper understanding of the issues themselves and as a means to raising professional consciousness of the macro issues of power and politics by which education is often constrained. The book outlines some introductory concepts in sociology and music education and then draws together seminal theoretical insights with examples from practice with innovative applications of sociological theory to the field of music education. The book concludes with an Afterword by Christopher Small.

✏Book Title : The Sociology of Georg Simmel
✏Author : Georg Simmel
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 1950
✏Pages : 445
✏ISBN : 9780029289204
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Sociology of Georg Simmel Book Summary :

📒Key Ideas In Sociology ✍ Martin Slattery

✏Book Title : Key Ideas in Sociology
✏Author : Martin Slattery
✏Publisher : Nelson Thornes
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 295
✏ISBN : 0748765654
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Key Ideas in Sociology Book Summary : Key Ideas in Sociology provides a tour d'horizon of the great sociological thinkers of the last two centuries -- their lives, their main ideas, and their influence on further thinking and practice in sociology. Fifty key thinkers in sociology are represented, both to give a sense of history to the development of the discipline and to exemplify the range of issues that have been covered. Each essay concludes with an annotated Suggested Readings list, and a General Bibliography is also provided.

✏Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion
✏Author : Peter Clarke
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2009
✏Pages : 1046
✏ISBN : 0199279799
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion Book Summary : An expert team of international scholars provide fifty-one essays as entry points into the sociological study and understanding of religion and in-depth surveys into its changing forms and content in the contemporary world. Issues discussed range from ecology to law, art to cognitive science, crime to health care.