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Sociology : a global introduction

Author: John J Macionis; Ken Plummer
Publisher: Harlow : Prentice Hall, 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. udgView all editions and formats
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This text provides an approach to the study of introductory sociology, looking at the social world from a global perspective and recognizing that it is increasingly difficult to understand one  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Macionis; Ken Plummer
ISBN: 0130407372 9780130407375
OCLC Number: 473198046
Description: xxiii, 766 s. : illustrations
Contents: I. INTRODUCING SOCIOLOGY 1. The sociological imagination. 2. Thinking sociologically, thinking globally. 3. Doing social science. II. THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETY: FROM MACRO TO MICRO 4. Society. 5. Culture. 6. Groups, organisations and the rise of the network society. 7. Micro-sociology: the social construction of everyday life. III. SOCIAL DIVISIONS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITIES 8. Social stratification. 9. Global inequalities and poverty. 10. Class, poverty and welfare in the UK. 11. Racism, ethnicities and migration. 12. The gender order and sexuality. 13. Age stratification: children and later life. IV. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS 14. Economies, work and consumption. 15. Power, governance and social movements. 16. Control, crime and deviance. 17. Families. 18. Religion. 19. Education. 20. Health and medicine. 21. The mass media. 22. Science, cyberspace and risk society. V. SOCIAL CHANGE 23. Population and urbanisation. 24. Social change and environment. 25. Futures: the challenges for sociology in the twenty first century.
Responsibility: John J. Macionis, Ken Plummer

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