A fully revised fourth edition of this widely used student primer. What is sociology? How do you 'do' sociology? Starting sociology can be daunting. This user-friendly introduction takes the reader on a quest towards a sociological understanding of the world we live in. Using contemporary examples, The Sociological Quest asks what is distinctive about the way sociologists view society. Evan Willis shows that they are concerned with the relationship between the individual and society, and that a sociological analysis involves an approach which is historical, cultural, structural and critical.
Contents1 Introduction2 The nature of sociological explanation3 Sociology s place in the academy4 The sociological imagination5 Structure and critique6 The social and the biological world7 Theory and methodBibliographyIndex
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An introduction to the study of social life