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Sociology : a global introduction

Author: John J Macionis; Kenneth Plummer
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Macionis; Kenneth Plummer
ISBN: 0273727915 9780273727910
OCLC Number: 794160875
Description: xxi, 1040 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 27 cm
Contents: Introducing sociology --
The sociological imagination --
Thinking sociologically, thinking globally --
Studying the social: an introduction to sociological method --
Interlude 1: researching sport --
The foundations of society : from macro to micro --
Societies --
Culture --
Groups, organisations, and the rise of the network society --
Micro-sociology : the social construction of everyday life --
Interlude 2: researching food --
The unequal world : difference, division, and social stratification --
Inequality, social divisions, and social stratification --
Global poverty/global inequality --
Class, poverty and welfare: the case of the UK --
Racism, ethnicities, and migration --
The gender order and sexualities --
Age stratification, children and later life --
Disabilities, care and the humanitarian society --
Interlude 3: researching music and inequalities --
Social structures, social practices, and social institutions --
Economies, work, and consumption --
Power, governance and social movements --
Control, crime, and deviance --
Families, personal life, and living together --
Religion and belief --
Education --
Health, medicine, and well-being --
Communication and the new media --
Science, cyberspace and the risk society --
Interlude 4: researching our generational biographies --
Social change and the twenty-first century --
Populations, cities, and the space of things to come --
Social change and the environment --
Living in the twenty-first century --
Resources for critical thinking : creating sociological imaginations --
Films --
Novels --
Art and sociology --
Time and space --
Websites --
YouTube --
Key social thinkers --
World statistics --
Big debates of our time --
Abbreviations and acronyms.
Responsibility: John J. Macionis & Ken Plummer.

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