Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Sociologists' TalesContemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details

Why sociology matters

Why sociology matters

(p.35) Four Why sociology matters
Sociologists' Tales

Anthony Giddens

Policy Press

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

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.