Exploring more than 80 of the big ideas and key theories in the field of sociology in a clear and simple way, this is the perfect introduction to the study of how humans live and interact with each other.
Covering diversity and equality, globalization, human rights, modern urban living, and the role of work and institutions, The Sociology Book looks at the big questions of how we co-operate: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, co-workers, and rivals?
The perfect way to explore this fascinating subject, The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than 80 of their biggest ideas, from the early pioneers Karl Marx and Auguste Comte to the groundbreaking work of Sharon Zukin and Judith Butler. Each sociological theory is made crystal clear with the help of quirky graphics, pithy quotes, and step-by-step summaries that explain each idea in an easy-to-grasp way.
What Would Freud Do?: How the greatest psychotherapists would solve your everyday problems
What Would Freud Do? uses the key ideas of more than 80 psychological thinkers, past and present, to shine new light onto today's everyday problems.
Ever wondered what a great therapist like Freud or Jung would have to say about your horrible boss, your phone-checking addiction or an occasional wish to cheat on your partner? Ever wished someone would explain why you sometimes act like an idiot just when you want to look good, or generally keep doing things you don't really want to do?
From Erich Fromm on how to find Mr/Mrs Right, to Jaak Panksepp on road rage and Magda Arnold on how to deal with 'banter', these theorists have intriuging suggestions for ways to see and do things differently.
Divided into five sections, including 'What am I like?', and 'Why am I acting like this?', other questions include:
-'My family's a nightmare -- shall I cut them off?' -'Is my partner lying to me?' -'Why do I keep buying the same brand all the time?' -'How can I stop people unfriending me on social media?' -'Why do I lie when she says "Does my bum look big in this?"'
With Sarah Tomley's enlightening commentary throughout, this book provides the answers to the most deep and meaningful (or, indeed, shallow and meaningless) questions that you have ever pondered. A pocket guide to facing the hurdles and obstacles of life, with the advice of all the greatest psychologists at your fingertips.