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This is Sociology

This is Sociology
A Short Introduction

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July 2021 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This is Sociology is a progressive, engaging and concise introduction to the key concepts for studying social life. It shows how sociology can help us understand our lives, the groups we are part of, and the rapid social changes and inequalities that shape contemporary societies.

Key features:

  • Using compelling international examples, this book covers what you need to know from the rich history of sociology and goes beyond traditional perspectives.
  • Introduces you to the latest approaches emerging from efforts to build an inclusive global sociology equipped for the challenges of the 21st Century.
  • Tackles topics such as gender, race, and class through a diverse range of theoretical perspectives from across the world, including theorists that have often been excluded from the established western narrative.

Further enhance your learning with a wide range of accompanying podcasts, videos, discussion questions and further reading at

Chapter 1: What is Sociology?
Chapter 2: The Foundations of Sociology
Chapter 3: Critiquing the Sociological Canon: Building a More Inclusive Sociology
Chapter 4: Globalization: Living in a Connected World
Chapter 5: Social Selves
Chapter 6: Culture and Media
Chapter 7: Class
Chapter 8: Sex, Gender and Sexuality
Chapter 9: Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 10: Changing the world

Dan Woodman

Dan Woodman is T.R. Ashworth Professor in Sociology at University of Melbourne. He researches youth, young adulthood and generational change using longitudinal method. Dan is co-Editor in Chief of Journal of Youth Studies and the President of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia. He has been teaching first year sociology students at the University of Melbourne for a more than a decade.  More About Author

Steven Threadgold

Steven Threadgold is Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Newcastle. His research focuses on youth and class, with particular interests in unequal and alternate work and career trajectories; underground and independent creative scenes; and cultural formations of taste. Steve is the co-director of the Newcastle Youth Studies Network, an Associate Editor of Journal of Youth Studies, and on the Editorial Boards of The Sociological Review and Journal of Applied Youth Studies. His latest book is Bourdieu and Affect: Towards a Theory of Affective Affinities (Bristol University Press).  Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles ... More About Author

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