26 Mar 2018

Book Review: Oxford Dictionary of Sociology



(Just to be totally transparent with you, this review includes affiliate links. What this basically means is that if you decided to use the provided links to buy the product, I will get a small kickback from your purchase, at no extra cost to you.)

If you are a sociology major or just someone who wants to learn about society, this dictionary is a must-have!

When I was in university, there were many times when I didn’t understand a concept that a professor taught or a sociological theory that I read in a text. So one day, I decided to ask one of my professors for extra help or for extra resources to help me understand the content I was learning better. He suggested that I get a sociological dictionary, especially if I wanted to continue my studies and get a post-graduate degree.



At first, I didn’t want to get one because I would have to carry another book around in my backpack. But I thought about it and decided to get one because, ya know, I wanted good grades and wanted to understand my professor. So I started my search in the bookstore, but it was too expensive there, so I decided to look elsewhere. I went online and searched for it, and luckily for me, found the Oxford Dictionary of Sociology on Amazon (and for a good price too!).

This dictionary is awesome and I still refer to it today when I am writing blog posts. It is thick and filled with easy-to-understand information. Although this is considered a dictionary, I feel like it is more of an encyclopedia (or mini-textbook) because not only is it packed with concepts and theories, it is also filled with historical facts and biographies of sociologists. Additionally, the newer versions have analyses of current social issues.

The only bad thing about it is that it is short and bulky. But I considered it a good trade-off since it helped understand the content from my sociology classes better.

So, if you are in need of a sociological dictionary or are considering getting one, you click here to buy the Oxford Dictionary of Sociology from Amazon.

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