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Author Billington, Rosamund, author

Title Exploring self and society / Rosamund Billington, Jenny Hockey, Sheelagh Strawbridge
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, [1998]
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1998


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Description x, 293 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Understanding the Social World -- 2. Personal Identity -- 3. Transitions through the Lifecourse -- 4. Sexuality -- 5. Health and Illness -- 6. Doing and Being at Work -- 7. The Wider Context -- 8. Globalisation and Identity -- 9. Acting Human
Summary "This text addresses contemporary society in an immediate and thought-provoking manner and will be a timely and topical introduction to the dynamic and critical dimensions of sociology. It adopts a broad social science approach which reflects both the authors' competencies and also the widening and overlaying boundaries of the social sciences. Starting with the problem-oriented agenda of the social sciences, it explores the tensions between structure, agency and process via the idea of a structure-bound and yet creative and participatory self."--Publisher
Notes Bibliography (p. 262-279) and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-279) and indexes
Subject Culture.
Social psychology.
Social sciences.
Social structure.
Author Hockey, Jennifer Lorna, author
Strawbridge, Sheelagh, author
ISBN 0333632222 (hardcover)
0333632230 (paperback)