Understanding Contemporary Society
Theories of the Present
- Gary Browning - Oxford Brookes University, UK
- Abigail Halcli - Oxford Brookes University, UK
- Frank Webster - City University, UK
Key features of the book are: clearly structured and readable prose; bullet pointed summaries and annotated further reading for each topic; makes complex issues accessible to undergraduates; focuses on relevance and practicality; chapter lay-out which is ideal for teaching and seminar readings.
A comprehensive and comprehensible book that provides an up-to-date overview of social theory. I particularly liked the summaries, which enabled me to decide quickly which are the most useful chapters for the course I deliver. A good reader for students who wish to get to grips with making sense of today's society.
This is an excellent resource; lucid discussion of key issues, accessible writing which encourages and enables undergraduates to understand the importance of social theory as an explanatory tool. It is remarkable that all of the many different writers have offered sophisticated but engaging analyses of their topics.
An excellent text that gives student an understnadeing of some of the current theories in sociology