Social Things: An Introduction to the Sociological Life (Paperback)
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Social Things: An Introduction to the Sociological Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 05/08/2011
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Social Things introduces the sociological imagination through lively, memorable stories and interpretations. This fifth edition celebrates the book's fifteenth anniversary with important updates, an entirely new chapter that addresses the environmental challenges in our global world, and many additions that bring the history of sociology up to date.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442211629
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 231 x 153 x 15 mm
Edition: 5th Edition


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Charles Lemert makes sociology vital and alive in this provocative yet friendly introduction. Lemert uses personal biography and the life stories of sociologists, including female, gay and lesbian, and black social thinkers too often overlooked. He asks tough questions of race, class, and gender that most other introductions bypass. -- Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University
With its significantly updated chapter on the state of the discipline since the 1960s, Lemert's Social Things continues to be the best book about the discipline and practice of sociology since C. Wright Mills's The Sociological Imagination. -- Rhonda F. Levine, Colgate University
Social Things is indispensable for teaching sociology well, with all of its nuances and mind-bending complexities. Lemert meets students where they are and then demonstrates to them how deeply relevant is the discipline for any thoughtful understanding of their social worlds. This has certainly been true of the first four editions and, with the welcome addition of a new chapter on 'global things on a fragile planet' in the fifth edition, it will remain required reading for all of my students. -- Rebecca Overmyer-Velazquez, Whittier College

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