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"John Scott has provided us with an encyclopaedic tour through the foundations and development of social theory which cautions against the contemporary fragmentation of academic work and demonstrates the continued value of sociology's heritage. The book will become a key resource for students and scholars alike."
"This will be a major resource for anyone interested in the theoretical dimensions of social policy. The theorists whose work is described have almost invariably had an effect on the real world of policy and politics, and anyone concerned with social policy issues should be familiar with their ideas. The book's encyclopedic scope is a major strength, as is the author's ability to condense this material into an interesting and readable format. It makes a major contribution to the literature and should be widely consulted."
This book provides an excellent overview of some of the most important sociological issues and weaves together the theories of important and influential sociologist. It is also written in an easily accessible way for undergraduate students.
A fabulous text by Scott that provides a perfect foundation to readers of Sociology. The book has been recommended to students of the BA (Hons) Sociology at our institution.
This book examines and provides clarity to social theory from a range of theorists- a good text for all wanting to get to grips with theories
Excellent for both tutors and undergraduates. Theory is tricky for undergraduates and this book helps to make it more understandable. Good!
a comprehensive guide to social theory giving a clear overview of leading theories
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