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The Sociology of the Professions: Lawyers, Doctors and Others
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,510. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal Profession, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Dingwall and Lewis's renowned compilation of theorists and empirical researchers into the sociology of the professions was groundbreaking when first published in 1983 and has influenced scholars and professionals since. The new digital edition features a substantive new Foreword by Professor Sida Liu of the University of Wisconsin. Not limited to one occupation or field, as are many such studies.
Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,270. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
Classic book by Berkeley’s Smelser remains the most definitive statement of methodological issues for all comparative scholars and in political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and psychology. Such issues are timeless and therefore his lucid analysis remains timely and relevant. He posits a methodological continuity between the comparative studies of past masters and more recent work.
Social Truths
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Psychology » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Social Truths is about better understanding society to better understand ourselves. This book lays out a buffet of sociological nuggets about society, allowing you to take in deep concepts in bite-sized ways that are easily digestible and surprisingly delicious. Bon appetit!
Theory of Collective Behavior
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 204,230. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology
A modern edition of a sociological and social psychology classic, adding a reflective new Preface by the author--plus an extensive, analytical 2011 Foreword by MIT's Gary Marx. Marx notes, "The book is elegant, original, carefully crafted and forcefully argued. In its totality, it is a fine example of an effort to define a field, identify major types and systematically connect central variables."
Sociological Theory – A Contemporary View: How to Read, Criticize and Do Theory
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,110. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
A pithy, clear guide to creating and evaluating theory in the social sciences. Using a simple model of theory assessment--and applying it in depth to foundational and still-relevant social and economic theorists such as Durkheim, Marx and Parsons--Dr. Smelser shows the way to a better understanding of what social theory is supposed to accomplish and how to read it critically. New Introductions.