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The contemporary British society reader

Author: Nicholas Abercrombie; Alan Warde
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together some of the sociological writing on British society. This volume gives coverage to key topics in sociology, including globalization, class and inequality, gender, ethnicity, and the media. It also provides students with an introduction to social science research methods, from ethnographies and interviews to observation and surveys.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Abercrombie; Alan Warde
ISBN: 0745622623 9780745622620 0745622631 9780745622637
OCLC Number: 44067037
Description: xvii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface: How to use this book. Acknowledgements. 1. Changing Britian. . Part 1 Globalization. 2. Global economy (Peter Dicken). 3. Local interpretations of global music (Andy Bennett). 4. The framing of Scottish national identity (Frank Bechhofer, David McCrone, Richard Kiely and Robert Stweart). 5.Local and global political protest (Sasha Roseneil). Part 2 Social Divisions. 6.The restructuring of work since 1980 (Duncan Gallie, Michael White, Yuan Cheng and Mark Tomlinson). 7.The persistence of class inequalities (John Westergaard). 8.The condition of the contemporary middle classes (Mike Savage). 9. In search of a British underclass (Fiona Devine). 10.Women at work in the City of London (Linda McDowell). 11.Work, gender and unemployment (Lydia Morris). 12. Women avoiding being working class (Women Avoiding being Working Class (Beverly Skeggs). 13. Racial harassment (Satnam Virdee). . Part 3 Family and Household. 14.Changing families (Sarah Irwin). 15. Divorce and the new family (Carol Smart). 16. British youth cultures in the 1990s (Ken Roberts). . 17.Family relationships and family responsibilities (Janet Finch and Jennifer Mason). 18.The local networks of the elderly (Chris Phillipson, Miriam Bernard, Judith Phillips and Jim Ogg). Part 4 Fragmentary Cultures. 19. The dance music industry (David Hesmondhalgh). 20.The transformation of the British Press (Brian McNair). 21.Food and class (Alan Warde). 22.The relationship between television and real life in a London Punjabi community (Marie Gillespie). 23. Shopping and the work of femininity (Celia Lury). 24. Consumption, tribes and identity (Kevin Hetherington). Part 5 Old and New Politics. 25. The political implications of the 1997 General Election (David Sanders). 26. The social backgrounds of MPs (Pippa Norris and Joni Lovenduski). 27.Sexuality and citizenship (Diane Richardson). 28. Social class and choice of secondary schooling (Sharon Gewirtz, Stephen Ball and Richard Bowe). 29. Student peer groups and Masculinity (Mairtin Mac an Ghaill). 30.Womena s careers in teaching (Sandra Acker). 31.Inequalities in Health (Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health). 32. New Public attitudes and the NHS (K. Judge, J.--A. Mulligan and B.). 33. Juvenile Crime (Anne Worrall). 34. Moral Panics about sex and AIDS (Kenneth Thompson). Index.
Responsibility: edited by Nicholas Abercrombie and Alan Warde.

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This exciting new reader brings together some of the best recent sociological writing on British society. The volume features carefully selected extracts from books and journals, which have been  Read more...

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Up--to--date, relevant and chosen with care, this collection is essential reading for students and their teachers.a Stephen Hill, Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics

 
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