Illuminating Social Life

Illuminating Social Life

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The sixth edition of Peter Kivisto's popular anthology, Illuminating Social Life, continues to demonstrate to students how social theories can help them make sense of the swirling events and perplexing phenomena that they encounter in their daily lives. A perfect complement for sociological theory courses, this updated edition includes 13 original essays by leading scholars in the field that help students better understand and appreciate the relevance of social theory. Once again, Peter Kivisto's collection illuminates the connection between sociological theory and the realities that students are faced with every day a€”from the Internet, alcohol use, and body building to shopping malls, the working world, and fast-food restaurantsThe main thesis of that essay was that Max Weber was right about the inexorable march of formal rationality but that his paradigm case of that type ... It is the fast- food restaurant that today best represents and leads the process of formal rationalization and its basic components ... There is also more involvement by the chains in the food served at the nationa#39;s high schools and grade schools (Farhi, 1990).

Title:Illuminating Social Life
Author: Peter Kivisto
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2012-11-02

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