Sociology consists of a myriad of frequently confusing concepts. Key Concepts in Sociology provides a comprehensive, lively and clearly-written guide to the most important concepts in the subject. It includes both what might be regarded as 'classic' sociological concepts, such as 'class', 'bureaucracy' and 'community', as well as subjects that have become increasingly prominent in recent times, such as 'celebrity', 'risk' and 'the body'.
Each of the thirty-eight substantive entries:
- defines the concept
- provides a clear and compelling narrative
- clarifies the main debates, perspectives and disagreements
- gives advice on further reading
Key Concepts in Sociology should be the first choice for sociology students at all levels of learning.