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Welcome to the Companion Website for
Social theory for beginners

by Paul Ransome

"Encyclopaedic in detail but also engaging, balanced, and accessible. Paul Ransome has produced a text of some originality: a beginners' guide that covers every nook and cranny of social thought. I have little doubt that it will prove to be of indispensable use for undergraduates of all levels of study." Shaun Le Boutillier, Anglia Ruskin University

Aimed at first-year undergraduates, this new introductory-level textbook presents the key ideas, concepts and debates in social theory together with an account of the intellectual background from which they emerged.

This website provides a variety of resources to supplement Social theory for beginners, you can navigate using the menu links on the left.

Essential revision points are provided on the Student pages along with a useful guide to writing a good essay and tips on how to plan for an exam.

Lecturers will find an extensive list of discussion and assessment questions to use in seminars and lectures. You can also read a sample chapter of the book as well as request an inspection copy if you are teaching a relevant course.

The lecturer area of the site is password-protected. To sign up click on one of the menu items under 'For Lecturers', this will bring up a very simple registration form. Once you have completed and submitted the form you will be emailed with a username and password.