Social Things: An Introduction to the Sociological Life

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In this new, revised, and updated edition, Lemert continues the narrative that made Social Things a best seller among sociologists and a favorite among students. In an entirely new chapter, he opens the sociological imagination to new global realities—a topic much debated by sociologists today. What they and politicians call globalization is lived by people all over the world who seek and often fail to find a better life. The new chapter, called "Global Methods," shows just how both practical and professional sociologies—apart from sharing so much in common—share also the necessity of rethinking the methods by which people figure out what "globalization" means in their lives.

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Charles Lemert is professor of sociolgy at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and is the author of many widely read books, including, most recently, Sociology After the Crisis and Postmodernism Is Not What You Think.

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The best book about the discipline and practice of sociology since C. Wright Mills's The Sociological Imagination. (Rhonda Levine, Colgate University)

Social Things is a triumph. In a time when sociologists must convince others that sociology is not the study of the obvious, Lemert shows that it is highly relevant, both in the classroom and especially in living a fulfilled social life. It is a text that will get new students excited about sociology, and it will remind the professional sociologist of sociology's responsibility and possibility. (Christopher Bartley Sociological Analysis)

Charles Lemert makes sociology vital and alive in this provocative yet friendly introduction. Lemert uses personal biography and the life stories of famous sociologists, including leading female and black sociologists too often overlooked. In a probing analysis he brings in tough questions of race, class, and gender that most other introductions bypass.
(Joe Feagin, Author of White Racism)

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