Dead White Men and Other Important People: Sociology's Big Ideas

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Students struggling with social theory?

Mila is a new student who is grappling with social theory for the first time and trying to understand what makes sociology so important. Written as a novel, this textbook follows a first year student as she tries to decide what makes sociology so important. Testing out sociological themes, debates and theories through conversations with new university friends and family back at home, she begins to understand how sociology can be applied to everyday experiences.

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  • How to use this book
  • How to read sociology
  • Seminar Questions
  • Companion Website (www.palgrave.com/sociology/fevre)
  • Recommended further reading

Written with US students firmly in mind, this is a clear, absorbing introduction to major debates and thinkers that will engage and enthuse. This is the perfect introduction to sociological thinking for students of all abilities.

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How do you know what you feel? Why are some bad habits so hard to shake? Why do people do what they are told? Are we players or puppets? What is 'society'? These are some of the questions that new undergraduate student Mila begins to ask as she sets out on her journey to find out what sociology is and why it matters.

This is a novel of ideas, a textbook in which we follow Mila and her friends as they grapple with sociological ideas and problems. It offers refreshingly clear explanations of the most important aspects of sociology and exposes students to social theory and how it relates to our everyday experiences. Through Mila's thoughts and actions, and the events in her social and family life, students are encouraged to engage critically and personally with sociological ideas, and in the process learn how to interpret, use and reshape them.

Bringing the subject to life with humour, storytelling and doodles, this revised second edition of Dead White Men and Other Important People remains the ideal introduction to sociological thinking for students at all levels.

About the Author:

RALPH FEVRE, Professor of Social Research, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK.

ANGUS BANCROFT, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, UK.

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