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Sociologists' TalesContemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice$
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Katherine Twamley, Mark Doidge, and Andrea Scott

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447318668

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.001.0001

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Why sociology matters

Why sociology matters

Chapter:
(p.35) Four Why sociology matters
Source:
Sociologists' Tales
Author(s):

Anthony Giddens

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0004

Anthony Giddens extols the beauty of sociology as it helps us to understand everyday life. Sociology looks at mundane everyday interactions and simultaneously understanding wider social structures and institutions. The discipline is unrivaled in its revelatory nature as the combination of individuals and society provides an endless source of fascination. The chapter also contains a biographical journey and career advice for aspiring sociologists.

Keywords:   the importance of sociology, sociological careers, academic careers, social interactions, everyday life, career advice

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