The Uses of Sociology discusses whether sociological knowledge is important. It introduces students to the main ways in which sociology is practised in the world and explores the major debates concerning its social purposes.
- Explores questions concerning the usefulness of sociology and the problems involved in engaging in social intervention.
- Includes readings which students can use to evaluate the usefulness of different sociological perspectives.
- Compares and contrasts different sociological traditions, and their engagements with 'the social'.
- Forms part of a four-book series on sociology and society.
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