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Sociology

Author: Anthony Giddens; Karen Birdsall
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Polity Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Sociology provides an introduction to its field. The fourth edition preserves the lucid, lively and comprehensive qualities which marked the book in its earlier versions. Numerous student learning aids are provided.
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Genre/Form: Manuels d'enseignement supérieur
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Giddens; Karen Birdsall
ISBN: 0745623107 9780745623108 0745623115 9780745623115
OCLC Number: 46915830
Description: xvii, 750 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. What is sociology? --
2. Culture and society --
3. A changing world --
4. Social interaction and everyday life --
5. Gender and sexuality --
6. Sociology of the body: health, illness and ageing --
7. Families --
8. Crime and deviance --
9. Race, ethnicity and migration --
10. Class, statification and inequality --
11. Poverty, welfare and social exclusion --
12. Modern organizations --
13. Work and economic life --
14. Government and politics --
15. Mass media and communications --
16. Education --
17. Religion --
18. Cities and urban spaces --
19. Population growth and ecological crisis --
20. Sociological research methods --
21. Theoretical thinking in sociology.
Responsibility: Anthony Giddens with the assistance of Karen Birdsall.

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The 4th edition of "Sociology" has been updated to include chapters on poverty, social exclusion and ecological problems, and there is more of an emphasis on sociological theory. Each chapter has  Read more...

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1. What is sociology? -- 2. Globalization and the changing world -- 3. Asking and answering sociological questions -- 4. Theoretical thinking in sociology -- 5. Social interaction and everyday life -- 6. Socialization, the life-course and ageing -- 7. Families and intimate relationships -- 8. Health, illness and disability -- 9. Stratification and class -- 10. Poverty, social exclusion and welfare -- 11. Global inequality -- 12. Sexuality and gender -- 13. Race, ethnicity and migration -- 14. Religion in modern society -- 15. The media -- 16. Organization and networks -- 17. Education -- 18. Work and economic life -- 19. Crime and deviance -- 20. Politics, government and terrorism -- 21. Cities and urban spaces -- 22. The environment and risk.

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