Passionate Sociology by Ann Game

  • Book title: Passionate Sociology
  • Author: Ann Game
  • ISBN10: 0803974604
  • ISBN13: 978-0803974609
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1 edition (August 22, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Size ePub: 1490 kb
  • Size PDF: 1619 kb
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Offering a major challenge to established textbooks and pointing to inspiring new ways of approaching sociology, this book presents a notable shift in introductory sociology. Too often the subject is taught as a dry and detached system of thought and practice. Passion is regarded as something to avoid or to treat with inherent suspicion. By asking questions about sociology and its relation to passion, the authors seek to revitalize the subject.

The book introduces and develops a number of themes such as: identity, knowledge, magic, desire, power and everyday life. It argues that students should analyze these themes through practices including: reading, writing, speaking, storytelling and organizing. The authors aim to intr