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Published: 16 February 2017

320 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190620660

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The Sociologically Examined Life

Pieces of the Conversation

Fifth Edition

Michael Schwalbe

Now published by Oxford University Press, the fifth edition of The Sociologically Examined Life: Pieces of the Conversation teaches students how to think sociologically. Michael Schwalbe's conversational writing encourages discussion and pushes students to critically examine how social life leads them to think, feel, and behave in the ways they do. The Sociologically Examined Life encourages students to apply sociological thinking to both social structures and their everyday lives. It also guides students in reflecting on their potential power to change the social world.

New to this Edition:

  • Two new chapters (12 and 13), one showing how to think sociologically about the relationship between nature and society, and another showing how to unpack the processes that make up the social world
  • Updated statistics and examples throughout

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