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Dead White Men and Other Important People (2nd Edition)

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Paperback - 9781137467850

17 March 2016

$34.99

Ebook - 9781137467867

16 September 2017

$27.99

Ebook - 9781137467874

03 March 2016

$29.99

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This is a textbook with a twist. Written as a novel, from the perspective of Mila, a student new to Sociology, it is a brilliantly engaging introduction to the discipline and to the fundamental questions that have exercised...

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This is a textbook with a twist. Written as a novel, from the perspective of Mila, a student new to Sociology, it is a brilliantly engaging introduction to the discipline and to the fundamental questions that have exercised the minds of the most important sociological thinkers. It offers refreshingly clear explanations of the most important aspects of Sociology and exposes students to social theory and how it relates to our everyday experiences. Students are encouraged to engage critically and personally with sociological ideas, and in the process learn how to interpret, use and reshape them.

This revised second edition offers an ideal alternative to traditional texts for introductory Sociology modules. It is also highly valuable for modules on Sociological and Social Theory.

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  • Deals with difficult, abstract concepts in the format of a novel to immediately engage student readers
  • Written from a student perspective to relate to students' own experiences of studying the subject and of life at University
  • Can be used flexibly in relation to introductory Sociology and Sociological and Social Theory modules
  • Takes place in a non-specified location to appeal to an international audience




  • Improved narrative structure with enhanced focus on sociological ideas
  • Includes new pedagogical features such as Mila's end-of-chapter doodles and a glossary of key terms
  • Accompanied by a new companion website with a Guide and Videos for lecturers, and a flashcard glossary and  a Sociology timeline for students






0. In the Beginning
1. In at the Deep End
2. In the Café
3. In the Picture
4. In Our Genes?
5. In Cahoots
6. In Doni's Club
7. In the Night
8. In the Morning
9. In Control
10. In Doubt
11. In Sickness and in Health
12. In Two Acts
13. In Essence
14. In and Against
15. In Between
16. In Pieces
17. In and Out
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Angus Bancroft is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Ralph Fevre is Professor of Social Research at Cardiff University, UK.

Between them, Bancroft and Fevre have almost 40 years of experience teaching sociological theory in the U.K. and U.S. They have published widely in both books and journals.

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Angus Bancroft is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Ralph Fevre is Professor of Social Research at Cardiff University, UK.

Between them, Bancroft and Fevre have almost 40 years of experience teaching sociological theory in the U.K. and U.S. They have published widely in both books and journals.

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