Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World
by Steven E. Barkan
Publisher: Flat World Knowledge 2011
Number of pages: 771
This text aims to present not only a sociological understanding of society but also a sociological perspective on how to improve society. In this regard, the book demonstrates sociology's relevance for today's students who want to make a difference in the world beyond them.
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