A Sociology of Ireland (4th Revised edition)

A Sociology of Ireland (4th Revised edition)

By: Brian Conway (author), Mary P. Corcoran (author), Perry Share (author)Paperback

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A comprehensive overview of contemporary Irish society for students of sociology, reflecting recent social and economic changes in Irish society. *New to this edition: * Fully revised and updated with new sections on work and livelihood, economic crisis, Irish identities, power and forecasting the future * More user-friendly text, with fascinating case studies of aspects of contemporary Irish life * Data from Census 2011 features throughout the text * Students can link directly to the Irish qualitative data archive to access enhanced learning resources related to the text at www.iqda.ie/content/teaching-qualitative-research * Examines Irish society and sociology before, during and after the Celtic Tiger years. * Positions Ireland sociologically within a global context and considers key aspects of Ireland's changing structures, social divisions and cultural forms. * Written in an accessible and engaging style, with a comprehensive bibliography of Irish and international sources. SUITABLE FOR * Sociology courses in universities and Institutes of Technology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. * General Arts programmes, Applied Social Studies, Social Work and Social Science courses where sociology is a module. A comprehensive overview of contemporary Irish society for students of sociology, reflecting recent social and economic changes and incorporating data from Census 2010. New to this edition: Fully revised and updated with new sections on risk society, work and livelihood, obesity, celebrity culture and sport More user-friendly text, with fascinating case studies of aspects of contemporary Irish life. Examines Irish society and sociology before, during and after the Celtic Tiger years. Positions Ireland sociologically within a global context and considers key aspects of Ireland's changing structures, culture and everyday life. Written in an accessible and engaging style, with a comprehensive bibliography of Irish and international sources.

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About Author

Perry Share PhD is Head of the Department of Humanities at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, and Research Associate of the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA). Mary P. Corcoran PhD is Professor of Sociology at NUI Maynooth and Research Associate of the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA). Brian Conway PhD is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at NUI Maynooth and Research Associate of the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA).

Contents

Part I: Sociology in Ireland Chapter 1: Sociology and Modernity Chapter 2: Irish Sociology Chapter 3: The Dynamics of Irish Development Chapter 4: Civil Society, Community and Social Capital Part II: Ireland: An Unequal Society Chapter 5: Who Rules Ireland? Chapter 6: Work, Livelihoods and Everyday Experiences of Inequality Chapter 7: Education Chapter 8: Gender, Sexuality and the Family Chapter 9: The Body, Health and Illness Chapter 10: Crime and Deviance Part III: Cultural Change Chapter 11: New Irish Identities Chapter 12: The Culture of Everyday Life Chapter 13: Religion Chapter 14: Media and New Technologies Chapter 15: Consumption and Lifestyles Chapter 16: Future Directions in Irish Sociology

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/03/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780717149841
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9780717149841
  • weight: 711
  • ISBN10: 0717149846
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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