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Sociology : a global introduction

Author: John J Macionis; Kenneth Plummer
Publisher: Harlow : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This volume provides a fresh approach to the study of introductory sociology. It looks at the social world from a global perspective, recognising that it is increasingly difficult to understand one country in isolation from another.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Macionis; Kenneth Plummer
ISBN: 013128746X 9780131287464
OCLC Number: 60511819
Notes: Previous edition: 2002.
Description: xxxiii, 786 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 27 cm
Contents: 1 The Sociological Imagination --
2 Thinking Sociologically, Thinking Globally --
3 Doing Social Science: an Introduction --
4 Societies --
5 Culture --
6 Groups, Organisations and the Rise of the Network Society --
7 Micro-sociology: the Social Construction of Everyday Life --
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 --
14 Economies, Work and Consumption --
15 Power, Governance and Social Movements --
16 Control, Crime and Deviance --
17 Families, Households and Personal Cultures --
18 Religion --
19 Education --
20 Health and Medicine --
21 The Mass Media --
22 Science, Cyberspace and the Risk Society --
23 Populations, Cities and the Shape of Things to Come --
24 Social Change and the Environment --
25 Futures: the Challenges for Sociology in the Twenty-first Century.
Responsibility: John J. Macionis, Ken Plummer.

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'Sociology: A Global Introduction' is a learning resource for introductory sociology students across Europe. This new edition has a firm focus on UK/European society, and of particular significance  Read more...

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