Power, Politics, and Society: An Introduction to Political Sociology, 2nd Edition, (PDF) discusses how sociologists have structured the study of politics into conceptual frameworks, and how each of these frameworks strengthens a sociological perspective on politics and power in society. This includes discussing how these structures can be applied to understanding existing issues and other “real life” aspects of politics.
This Power, Politics, and Society 2e includes new material on cultural divides in American politics, emerging roles for the state, the ongoing influences of the Great Recession and recovery, the 2016 election, social media, and the several policies introduced during the Trump administration and how they affect people’s lives.
Additional ISBNs: 978-1315148618, 978-1351372961, 1138553492, 1315148617, 9781315148618, 9781351372961, 978-1138553491, 978-1138553507
“Buzzell, Dobratz, and Waldner masterfully present the principal themes in political sociology in ways that encourage students to see how their lives are molded by power and politics and stress how they can reshape power relations through organizations, social networks, and social institutions.” — Robert Futrell, Professor and Chair, Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
“This ebook provides a comprehensive overview and very comprehensive treatment of the main ideas and arguments within political sociology. I particularly like the authors’ attention to culture and their thorough presentation of the ways in which politics and the state frame and infuse so many components of everyday life. Truly they will help you to see, as Antonio Gramsci noted, that all of social life is, in some way or other, political.” — Paul McLean, Professor, Sociology, Rutgers University
“Power, Politics and Society 2nd edition is a highly interesting introduction to the major theories, topics, and debates within the subject of political sociology. The clearly written prose manages to integrate a significant breadth of coverage with accessible and intriguing examples to draw students in and show the continued value of using sociology to examine power, politics and their own lives.” — Scott Fitzgerald, Associate Professor, and Associate Chair, Sociology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
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