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Sociology.

Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed.View all editions and formats
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This updated edition provides an ideal teaching text for first-year university and college courses.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Giddens
ISBN: 0745633781 9780745633787 074563379X 9780745633794
OCLC Number: 63186308
Notes: Previous ed. by Anthony Giddens and Karen Birdsall. Oxford: Polity, 2001.
Description: xxiv, 1094 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 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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