Making Sense of America: Sociological Analyses and Essays - Legacies of Social Thought Series (Paperback)Herbert J. Gans (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 378
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 228 x 148 x 21 mm
This collection provides an excellent retrospective of Gans's work; it is also a useful supplement to introductory sociology texts. Gans's engagement with critical intellectual and scholarly issues, his interest in public policy, and his coherent discussions of theory make this book especially accessible for undergraduates. * Contemporary Sociology *
Herbert Gans has, more than any other sociologist, been more successful for a longer time in bringing the insights and findings of sociological work to the attention of the general public. His research has always been probing and on the mark right down to the details, and his thinking about public issues and policy has those qualities too. These essays give the full flavor of a life of hard work and solid thought. -- Howard S. Becker, University of Washington
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