This book explains the fundamental logic of social relationships and offers an apprenticeship in sociological thinking and practice. Rather than telling you what key social theorists have said, the authors collaborate with you to make sense of classic texts. Demonstrating the relational principles involved in social analysis, the authors work alongside you to plan social research, analyse interviews, and develop original ideas. You will practise sociology, rather than just learning about it. No matter what career you pursue, no matter where life takes you, you will live with a deeper appreciation of your relational environment.