Understanding Contemporary Society: Theories of the Present by Edited by Gary Browning, Abigail Halcli & Frank Webster soon to be available at the incomparable BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Thousand Oaks, London & New Delhi: Sage Publications, Inc., 2000, Paperback.
First in this, paperback, edition.
From the cover: Understanding Contemporary Society: Theories of the Present is a comprehensive textbook to guide students through the complexities of social theory today. Over 30 chapters, written by an international team of contributors, demonstrate clearly the practical applications of social theory in making sense of the modern world.
Readers are both introduced to the most significant theories and guided through the major social developments which shape our lives. Key features of the book are: clearly structured and readable prose; bullet pointed summaries and annotated further reading for each topic; makes complex issues accessible to undergraduates; focuses on relevance and practicality; chapter lay-out which is ideal for teaching and seminar readings.
[XVII] 502 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¾”.