This brief and engagingly written book provides a unique introduction to the process of social inquiry and the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry, offering a strong foundation in critical thinking that is rooted in the social sciences but maintains relevance across the disciplines.
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division|
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|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
James Cairns is Assistant Professor in the Contemporary Studies Department at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford. He is the co-author, with Alan Sears, of A Good Book, In Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry.
Table of Contents
Preface to the First Edition: Users' Guide for Students and Instructors
Preface to the Second Edition
1. An Interesting Idea, In Theory
2. But How Do You Know?
3. You Are Here: Mapping Social Relations
4. The Real World: Making Sense of Perceptions
5. Nature and Culture: The Social Construction of Distinctions
6. Making Time: Clocking Social Relations
7. Conclusion: So Many Theories, So Little Time