On 29th September, a powerful earthquake in the Pacific Ocean produced a tsunami (a large wave) that led to the deaths of more than 170 people in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga, with many more injured. This was just the latest in a series of quakes in recent years … Read More
In our second ‘ask an expert’ session, Daniel Miller (Professor of Anthropology at UCL) writes about the importance of studying ‘stuff’ to understanding human relationships, and what sociologists can learn from anthropology.
I want to suggest that one of the main problems with the study of things in sociology is … Read More
In the first of our ‘ask an expert’ sessions, Norman Blaikie (formerly RMIT University Melbourne, and University of Science, Malaysia) writes about the importance of questions in research as demonstrated by 3 recent Nobel laureates, and answers a couple of your questions…
All research is about solving puzzles, both … Read More
There is a nice cartoon of a father and son looking down the family driveway towards a large, modern house with two cars parked in front of a double garage and a huge plasma TV screen visible through the front bay window. Father has an arm around his son’s shoulders … Read More
Welcome to the Giddens Sociology blog!
This website has been created to support and supplement the new sixth edition of Sociology. This blog will offer regular commentaries on the relevance of sociological thinking to current events and issues, as well as posts from experts in various fields of sociology. … Read More