Foundations of Sociology

Towards a Better Understanding of the Human World

  • Authors
  • Richard┬áJenkins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Richard Jenkins
    Pages 1-14
  3. Richard Jenkins
    Pages 15-38
  4. Richard Jenkins
    Pages 39-62
  5. Richard Jenkins
    Pages 63-84
  6. Richard Jenkins
    Pages 85-110
  7. Richard Jenkins
    Pages 111-138
  8. Richard Jenkins
    Pages 139-156
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 157-179

About this book


This book argues that the foundations of sociology - key concepts which are necessary to all sociology, from whatever perspective - have become taken-for-granted and require re-assessment. Focusing on society, culture, the individual, and collectivity, the author builds a powerful case for an overhaul of these basic concepts, offering a unified model of the subject matter of sociology as 'the human world' - understood as individual, interactional and institutional orders - which is part of the 'natural world'. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this is a powerful restatement of the value of sociological sense as a necessary critique of common sense, and its relevance to an audience far beyond academia.


Common Sense Design Institution interaction sociology

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