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Goldthorpe, John H (2000) On sociology: numbers, narratives and the integration of research and theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

On Sociology brings together a collection of essays from the last ten years by one of the best-known and influential British sociologist, John H. Goldthorpe. The essays are concerned with the intellectual discovery of contemporary sociology. The collection begins with essays critical of various current tendencies in sociology and moves on to propose a new direction for the sociological mainstream. The essays combine the established strengths of quantitative sociology with recent developments in the theory of social action, especially rational action theory. The book then turns to specific examples of this style of sociology, particularly in the field of social stratification. The final essay takes up related issues in the history of sociology.


Item Type
Book
Publication Type
International, Book
Date
2000
Call No
RC, MA
Pages
337 p.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Place of Publication
Oxford
ISBN
0-19-829572-3
Keywords
sociology, perspectives in sociology and anthropology, ethnography, quantitative data analysis, qualitative research method, qualitative data analysis, sociology (field)
Notes
Contains index, bibliographic references, tables and figures.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 71 (Available)

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