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What Use Is Sociology?: Conversations With Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Keith Tester
By Zygmunt Bauman, Keith Tester (contributor) and Michael Hviid Jacobsen (contributor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Polity Pr
Publication date December 23, 2013
Pages 134
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780745671246
ISBN-10 0745671241
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 9 in.
Weight 0.66 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $59.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: What's the use of sociology? The question has been asked often enough and it leaves a lingering doubt in the minds of many. At a time when there is widespread scepticism about the value of sociology and of the social sciences generally, this short book by one of the world's leading thinkers offers a passionate, engaging and important statement of the need for sociology.

In a series of conversations with Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Keith Tester, Zygmunt Bauman explains why sociology is necessary if we hope to live fully human lives. But the kind of sociology he advocates is one which sees 'use' as more than economic success and knowledge as more than the generation of facts. Bauman makes a powerful case for the practice of sociology as an ongoing dialogue with human experience, and in so doing he issues a call for us all to start questioning the common sense of our everyday lives. He also offers the clearest statement yet of the principles which inform his own work, reflecting on his life and career and on the role of sociology in our contemporary liquid-modern world.

This book stands as a testimony to Bauman's belief in the enduring relevance of sociology. But it is also a call to us all to start questioning the world in which we live and to transform ourselves from being the victims of circumstance into the makers of our own history. For that, at the end of the day, is the use of sociology.

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9780745671246 | details & prices | 134 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $59.95
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