This is Sociology
A Short Introduction
- Dan Woodman - University of Melbourne, Australia
- Steven Threadgold - University of Newcastle, Australia
This is Sociology is an engaging, concise introduction to the key concepts used for studying social life. It covers a diverse range of theorists from the rich history of sociology and shows how thinking sociologically can help us understand our lives, the groups we are part of, and the rapid social changes and inequalities that shape contemporary societies.
- Uses compelling international examples and a range of theoretical perspectives from across the world, including theorists that have often been omitted from the established sociological canon.
- Covers topics such as globalization, culture, gender, race, and class.
- Introduces the latest approaches emerging from efforts to build an inclusive global sociology, one that moves beyond a Eurocentric perspective and is equipped for the challenges of the 21st Century.
The book is essential reading for anyone new to studying sociology and is supported by a wide range of podcasts, videos, discussion questions and further reading recommendations at thisissociology.home.blog
A scintillating introduction to what sociology is, what it can be and how it can mould our imagination not only to change our lives but to shape those of others.
This is Sociology is a compact yet very wide-ranging introduction. Woodman and Threadgold deal expertly with traditional topics like class, culture and generation; and introduce new themes, from necropolitics and queer theory to climate change, with contemporary thinkers from the post-colonial world. Clearly arranged, clearly written, this is a very useful guide for students and teachers.
This is a superb volume of key concepts that enables students and sociologists worldwide to understand and navigate our changing social world. In addition to a simplified text for students, one can find key references for each topic come from the Global North but also from Global South, as well a very useful glossary.