Bauman, Zygmunt

Thinking Sociologically

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Widely acclaimed insight on the human condition, updated to view modern issues through a sociological lens

Now in its third edition, Thinking Sociologically continues to offer a stimulating exploration of the underlying assumptions and tacit expectations which structure our view of the world. This best-seller has been translated into 12 languages to bring key sociological concepts to students and general readers around the globe. The authors review recent developments in society and examine the applicability of sociology to everyday life.

The world has changed a great deal since the second edition’s publication. Issues of climate change, sustainability, inequality, social justice, inclusion and the role of social media have risen to prominence, and we are collectively challenging our ways of thinking about intimacy, community, consumption, ethics, social identity, and more. This new third edition has been revised to reflect these and other transformations in our lives, helping us to think sociologically about the consequences of these burgeoning issues, how we organize our societies, understand ourselves and lead our lives. This dynamic book:

  • Applies sociology to everyday life in the context of current issues
  • Contains contributions from major theorists that introduce central sociological concepts with modern relevance
  • Features a highly engaging and stimulating style that promotes critical thought and independent study
  • Includes a companion website to view sample material from the new edition, sociology resources for lecturers and students, plus information on related titles.

Written for undergraduates, postgraduates, practicing sociologists and social scientists, this book also holds a broad appeal to a general audience. The third edition of Thinking Sociologically offers a compelling survey of sociological issues, recent changes in society and their influence on our day-to-day lives and identities.

Learn more about Thinking Sociologically in co-author Tim May's recent piece for the British Sociological Association.


Guide to thinking sociologically; understanding how to think sociologically; text to thinking sociologically; resource to thinking sociologically; Crafting Sociological Lenses;  Action and Understanding in Everyday Life sociologically; Understanding Ourselves With and Through Others; Sustaining our Lives sociologically; Social Bonds Speaking of You and We sociologically; Choices, Contexts and Challenges; Sociologically Values, Power and Choice; sociological Gifts, Exchange and Intimacy; Body, Sexuality and Health through the lens of sociology; Space, Time and Social Dynamics through the lens of sociology; culture nature and territory through the lens of sociology; consumption technology and lifestyle through the lens of sociology; Retrospect and Prospect through the lens of sociology; Sociological Lenses: Retrospect and Prospect

, Social Theory, Human Geography, Social Theory, Human Geography
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