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This 9-volume collection originally published between 1969 and 1983 contains a selection of subjects viewed through the perspective of sociology; including community; the family; friendship and kinship; leisure; women; and introductory statistics. This set will be a useful resource for those studying sociology as well as of interest for other social science courses.

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A Sociology of Friendship and Kinship

A Sociology of Friendship and Kinship

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By Graham A. Allan
October 18, 2021

Originally published in 1979, this was the first text to be concerned explicitly with the analysis of forms of kin and non-kin sociability. Its aim was to compare and contrast the different ways in which sociability was patterned in modern life at the time. Many studies had been concerned with kin ...

Community Studies An Introduction to the Sociology of the Local Community

Community Studies: An Introduction to the Sociology of the Local Community

1st Edition

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By Colin Bell, Howard Newby
October 18, 2021

Originally published in 1971, this was the first text on community studies which analysed the major empirical work in this field in a comparative perspective. It is concerned both with the sociology of community and the sociology of community studies. It takes both the findings of individual ...

Introducing Social Statistics

Introducing Social Statistics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Richard Startup, Elwyn T. Whittaker
October 18, 2021

Originally published in 1982, this book describes those basic ideas and techniques of statistics which should be known to every social scientist. The explanations are given in careful detail at a level of mathematical sophistication which will be readily attainable by students meeting statistical ...

Social Stratification An Introduction

Social Stratification: An Introduction

1st Edition

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By James Littlejohn
October 18, 2021

Originally published in 1972, this book aimed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the main theories of social stratification and to acquaint them with current methods of research, with the results from modern research (with emphasis on British research), and with current issues in ...

Studies in Sociology 9 Volume Set

Studies in Sociology: 9 Volume Set

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Various
October 18, 2021

This 9-volume collection originally published between 1969 and 1983 contains a selection of subjects viewed through the perspective of sociology; including community; the family; friendship and kinship; leisure; women; and introductory statistics. This set will be a useful resource for those ...

The Family An Introduction

The Family: An Introduction

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By C. C. Harris
October 18, 2021

Originally published in 1969, this introduction to the social study of the family was designed both for students of sociology and for students of related subjects requiring familiarity with a similar approach. It is therefore written in language as simple as possible; technical terms are only ...

The Family and Industrial Society

The Family and Industrial Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By C. C. Harris
October 18, 2021

Originally published in 1983, the origin of this book is to be found in C. C. Harris’s ‘Changing conceptions of the relation between family and societal form’ (in Scase: Industrial Society: Class, Cleavage and Control). In that article Harris attempted to relate traditional research on the family ...

The Sociology of Leisure

The Sociology of Leisure

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stanley Parker
October 18, 2021

In the 1970s the subject of leisure was attracting interest among both social scientists and people concerned with developing recreation policies. A relative newcomer to the sociological scene at the time, leisure was beginning to compete in research effort and theory-building with the more ...

The Sociology of Women An Introduction

The Sociology of Women: An Introduction

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Sara Delamont
October 18, 2021

Originally published in 1980 The Sociology of Women: An Introduction aimed to provide a sociological, biographically organised portrait of women written from a feminist perspective. It was the first self-contained analytical textbook treatment to present an account of the situation of women in ...

The Structure of Social Science A Philosophical Introduction

The Structure of Social Science: A Philosophical Introduction

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Michael Lessnoff
October 18, 2021

Originally published in 1974, this book provided a most useful introductory survey of all the major philosophical issues relating to the social sciences at the time. While it covers a remarkable amount of ground in a short space, it is never superficial, for its lucid and careful analysis does full...

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