Sociology is the study of societies – how they are structured, develop and function. It is the study of humans in context, rather than as individuals, so it gives us a better understanding of ourselves and the cultures in which we live. 

Our Sociology section takes a look at the lives and key ideas of the most ground-breaking sociologists, whose clarity of vision has transformed our ideas about human relationships and institutions. Their approaches include geographical, psychological and cultural enquiry, as they pick apart and lay bare the bones of social phenomena and their influence.

As with all the subjects in our Who the Hell is? series, our authors present each intellectual's ideas in a clear, highly accessible way so that even the most complex of theories can be easily understood.

Look out for all titles in this series and enjoy the compelling world of Sociology that our books will introduce you to.