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Contemporary Sociology

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ISBN-13:
9780745661834
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
720
Autor:
Martin Holborn
Gewicht:
1614 g
Format:
229x152x32 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Contemporary Sociology is an introductory textbook with angles and arguments.

Responding to the need for a different kind of introductory textbook, it provides more focused, in-depth explorations of the most exciting and contemporary aspects of sociology.

Contemporary Sociology is an introductory textbook with angles and arguments. Responding to the need for a different kind of introductory textbook, it provides more focused, in-depth explorations of the most exciting and contemporary aspects of sociology.

Introduction
SECTION A: SOCIAL DIVISIONS
1 The Idea of Class: a measure of value
Beverley Skeggs
2 Sex, Gender and Sexuality: the case for critical analysis
Kath Woodward
3 Race, Ethnicity and Nationality: the future of multiculturalism in a global age
Andrew Pilkington
4 Age and the Life Course: continuity, change and the modern mirage of infinite choice
Lorraine Green
SECTION B: OPPORTUNITIES AND INEQUALITIES
5 Work: experience, identities and meanings
Tim Strangleman
6 Health, Illness and the Body: what lies beneath
Graham Scambler and Sasha Scambler
7 Education: beyond meritocracy and reproduction
Rob Moore
8 Poverty and the Welfare State: economic, social and political intersections
Mary Daly
SECTION C: GLOBALIZATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE
9 Globalization: experiencing social change on a global scale
Darren O'Byrne
10 The Environment: sociology at its (natural) limits
Philip W. Sutton
11 Science, Technology and Social Change: knowledge, expertise and practices
Mark Erickson
12 Development and Underdevelopment: rethinking the shape of a globalizing worldPaul Hopper
SECTION D: CULTURE AND PERSONAL LIFE
13 Leisure and Consumption: a critical analysis of 'free time'
Sheila Scraton & Beccy Watson
14 Religion and Sources of Significance: the dawning of a secular age?
Paul Heelas
15 The Sociology of the Mass Media: circuits of communication and structures of power
Greg Philo, David Miller and Catherine Happer
16 Families and Personal Life: all change?
Vanessa May
SECTION E: THE STATE, VIOLENCE, CRIME AND CONTROL
17 Power and the State: flourishing union, divorce or metamorphosis?
Michael S. Drake
18 Violence, Coercion and Human Rights: understanding organized brutality
Sinisa Malesevic
19 Crime: concepts, causes, control
Robert Reiner
SECTION F: THEORY AND METHODS
20 Sociological Theory: formal and informal
William Outhwaite
21 Methodology: the essence of sociology?
Martyn Hammersley
References
Contemporary Sociology is an introductory textbook with angles and arguments.Responding to the need for a different kind of introductory textbook, it provides more focused, in-depth explorations of the most exciting and contemporary aspects of sociology.
The 21 chapters, written by leading experts in each field, offer a thought-provoking portrait of sociology. Each chapter tackles key issues at the centre of contemporary sociological research in an exceptionally clear, engaging and relevant way, focusing on critical approaches and analyses.
The book includes:
A strong focus on making sociological thinking relevant to the contemporary world
Illustrative examples and analysis of recent real-world events
Coverage of all major sociological topics of continuing or emerging interest, from class, ethnicity and global social change to human rights, the environment, and science and technology
Carefully thought-out questions and further readings to probe understanding and encourage critical thinking
Additional, regularly updated online resources
Contemporary Sociology is a serious yet accessible text and should be required reading for both new and more advanced undergraduates. It will fire students' imaginations to explore the latest dynamics driving the study of our social world.

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