Remarkable and impressive, this book is a truly student-friendly text that ranges over the often quite subtle transformations that today’s “networked” world have made to both the concepts and objects of the discipline.
Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology,
University of Warwick
Congratulations to Susan McDaniel, Director of the Prentice Institute & Canada Research Chair in Global Population and Life Course. She is the author of
"Family Change and Lifecourse Development: Social Transformations on Intimate Frontiers" in Sociology Today: Social Transformations in a Globalizing World.
From the publishers, SAGE:
We are living in a turbulent world marked by fast, continuous social changes that affect the lives of individuals, families, communities, organizations, businesses, nation-states, and international networks. This fundamentally commits contemporary sociology to being a science of change.
This collection effectively mirrors this diversity and variety of transformations underway in today’s societies and transnational spaces. Written by a group of internationally renowned sociologists, it offers a cutting edge understanding of what is happening in our life worlds, work lives and frames of social existence. Bringing up issues such as political turbulence, cultural and artistic dynamics, family changes, gender roles, migration flows and social movements, it is a timely contribution that discusses transformation and globalization and their consequences on diverse platforms.
Illuminating and comprehensive, this book will be of immense use for sociology students on all levels, as well as lecturers, researchers and others who are interested in social life and the consequences of human action.