Understanding Contemporary Society: Theories of the Present is a comprehensive textbook to guide students through the complexities of social theory today. Over 30 chapters, written by an international team of contributors, demonstrate clearly the practical applications of social theory in making sense of the modern world. Students are both introduced to the most significant theories and guided through the major social developments which shape our lives. Key features of the book are: clearly structured and readable prose; bullet pointed summaries and annotated further reading for each topic; makes complex issues accessible to undergraduates; focuses on relevance and practicality; chapter lay-out which is ideal for t

Theory, Theorists and Themes: A User's Guide to Understanding the Present

Theory, Theorists and Themes: A User's Guide to Understanding the Present

Theory, theorists and themes: A user's guide to understanding the present
BrowningGary, HalcliAbigail and WebsterFrank

Consider the student of Social Sciences and the Humanities in higher education today. He or she will most likely be signed up to study a named discipline such as History, English or Anthropology. A good number will be combining a couple of disciplines, perhaps majoring in one while taking a few modules in another. And there will be still others who decide to study at undergraduate level a subsector of a particular discipline such as Economic History or Cultural Geography. Nevertheless, these are qualifications to what remains a general truth: the overwhelming majority of students today will be registered for a ...

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