· Clarity of exposition and criticism
· A passion for the importance and relevance of sociological reasoning and explanation
· A commitment to treat social theory as a living tradition of thought
In addition, the volume comes with a variety of pedagogic aids including summary points and key definitions to facilitate learning and study.
This is a book that enhances the sociological imagination. It draws on the authors deep understanding and experience of teaching the subject over many decades. It will be welcomed by lecturers as a vital new teaching and research aid, and students will be stimulated and enriched by the unfussy and reliable advice on doing sociology that it imparts.