Explaining Social Life By John Parker
Book/Novel Author: John Parker
Book/Novel Title: Explaining Social Life
This expanded and updated second edition actively encourages readers to develop and practice their own capacities for social explanation:
• providing readers with a powerful ‘tool kit’ of five social theoretical concepts – Individuals, Nature, Culture, Action and Social Structure – that are fundamental to social explanation;
• drawing on a historically and geographically wide range of examples of social phenomena to show how these theoretical concepts operate and why they’re important;
• offering end of chapter questions that enable readers to put theory into practice and begin theorising for themselves.
Explaining Social Life is ideal for anyone interested in social theory, including students of sociology, anthropology and related social sciences – both those engaging with social theory for the first time, and more advanced students looking to build upon their understanding.