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What Is Sociology? An Introduction to the Discipline and Profession

The author in this introductory text examines the following topics pertinent to the field of sociology; styles of sociological work; conception of the subject matter; differentiation from other fields; the possibility for a scientific sociology; the relation of sociology to values and political action; the major areas of sociological concern; models of man and society guiding sociological analysis; and the condition of sociology as a profession. The text also discusses, in addition, the history of sociology and the masters of the past. Table of Contents The Subject Matter of Sociology. The Sociological Perspective. Models of Society in Sociological Analysis. Conceptions of Man in Sociological Analysis. Basic Elements of Social Life. Fundamental Social Processes. Modes of Inquiry in Sociology. Sociology as a Profession. References. Index.


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