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Contemporary sociology

Author: Martin Holborn
Publisher: Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Holborn
ISBN: 9780745661834 0745661831 9780745661827 0745661823
OCLC Number: 883962527
Description: xiii, 756 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Section A: Social Divisions --
The Idea of Class: A Measure of Value / Beverley Skeggs --
Sex, Gender and Sexuality: The Case for Critical Analysis / Kath Woodward --
Race, Ethnicity and Nationality: The Future of Multiculturalism in a Global Age / Andrew Pilkington --
Age and the Life Course: Continuity, Change and the Modern Mirage of Infinite Choice / Lorraine Green --
Section B: Opportunities and Inequalities --
Work: Experience, Identities and Meanings / Tim Strangleman --
Health, Illness and the Body: What Lies Beneath / Graham Scambler and Sasha Scambler --
Education: Beyond Meritocracy and Reproduction / Rob Moore --
Poverty and the Welfare State: Economic, Social and Political Intersections / Mary Daly --
Section C: Globalization and Social Change --
Globalization: Experiencing Social Change on a Global Scale / Darren O'Byrne --
The Environment: Sociology at its (Natural) Limits / Philip W. Sutton --
Science, Technology and Social Change: Knowledge, Expertise and Practices / Mark Erickson --
Development and Underdevelopment: Rethinking the Shape of a Globalizing World / Paul Hopper --
Section D: Culture and Personal Life --
Leisure and Consumption: A Critical Analysis of 'Free Time' / Sheila Scraton and Beccy Watson --
Religion and Sources of Significance: The Dawning of a Secular Age? / Paul Heelas --
The Sociology of the Mass Media: Circuits of Communication and Structures of Power / Greg Philo, David Miller and Catherine Happer --
Families and Personal Life: All Change? / Vanessa May --
Section E: The State, Violence, Crime and Control --
Power and the State: Flourishing Union, Divorce or Metamorphosis? / Michael S. Drake --
Violence, Coercion and Human Rights: Understanding Organized Brutality / Siniša Malešević --
Crime: Concepts, Causes, Control / Robert Reiner --
Section F: Theory and Methods --
Sociological Theory: Formal and Informal / William Outhwaite --
Methodology: The Essence of Sociology? / Martyn Hammersley.
Responsibility: edited by Martin Holborn [and 14 others].

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