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Exploring more than 80 of the big ideas and key theories in the field of sociology in a clear and simple way, narrated by Laurel Lefkow. This is the perfect introduction to the study of how humans live and interact with each other.

Covering diversity and equality, globalization, human rights, modern urban living and the role of work and institutions, The Sociology Book looks at the big questions of how we cooperate: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, coworkers, and rivals?

The perfect way to explore this fascinating subject, The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than 80 of their biggest ideas, from the early pioneers Karl Marx and Auguste Comte to the groundbreaking work of Sharon Zukin and Judith Butler. Each sociological theory is made crystal clear with the help of pithy quotes and step-by-step summaries that explain each idea in an easy-to-grasp way, and Laurel Lefkow's narration, having currently read more than 130 audiobooks, including Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay and The Little Friend by Donna Tartt.

©2005 Dorling Kindersley Ltd (P)2019 DK Audio

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if you willing to understand about sociology then this book is a overall starter pack for you.

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Best book for people looking for basics of sociology. The language is easy to understand.

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Easy to understand because narrator worked very well with the book focusing and reading it like she knows the subject very well.

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  • L. McI
  • 01-11-20

Poorly organised, follow-along required.

This reading is an insufficient substitution for the text itself.

The information is all present, of course. The constant jumping from heading-to-heading and the strange placement of certain passages (like the apparently random insertion of timelines and "focus ideas") makes that information very hard to follow without the text to read along with.

This may be useful for someone with dyslexia (or other reading difficulties) but should be avoided by anyone without a copy of the book to follow along with.

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