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I am a final year Sociology student at the University of Bath.
That's great you want to do further reading before you start your course, I would recommend if you don't study Sociology or Politics currently looking at some A Level textbooks, which can give you a good introduction to the topic.
I am not as aware of Politics books, but the Sociology textbook by Anthony Giddens is a good read and a book I have referred to quite a bit at university. I would also recommend the Sociology textbook by James Fulcher and John Scott.
If you have any more questions, about studying Sociology at University, please feel free to ask
Isobel (A Final Year Sociology Student)
Hello! I did my degree in Sociology, currently teaching social sciences.
You might get recommendations for the text book by Haralambos and Holborn which is very good for levels 3 and 4, although it over simplifies some of the more complicated stuff for a higher level.
A great introduction to symobolic interactionism is 'presentation of the self in everyday life' by Erving Goffman, although his book 'Asylums' is probably the most famous
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