"Introductory Sociology" is a textbook structured to cover all the main substantive topics studied at an introductory level within a framework that engages with contemporary debates about modernity, globalization and social identity. Key features of the new edition include: a completely new chapter on the media; extended coverage of social divisions to include disability, youth and old age as well as class, gender and race; clearer and more compact treatment of social theory, incorporating discussion of work by such theorists as Habermas, Giddens and Beck; and a stronger blend of theoretical, empirical and illustrative material, consolidating the critical and applied approach of this book. The text also includes an Instructor's Resource Pack, complete with powerpoint slides, available on the Palgrave website (or in hardcopy for adopters of the textbook, by written request).
TONY BILTON was formerly Principal Lecturer in Sociology at Anglia Polytechnic University. KEVIN BONNETT is Professor and Director of the School of Social Sciences and Law, Sheffield Hallam University. PIP JONES is Principal Lecturer in Sociology at Anglia Polytechnic University. DAVID SKINNER is Head of Sociology and Politics at Anglia Polytechnic University. MICHELLE STANWORTH was formerly Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Anglia Polytechnic University. TONY LAWSON is Senior Lecturer in Social Science at the University of Leicester. ANDREW WEBSTER is Professor of Sociology at the University of York.
PART 1 CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS Studying Society Today Living in Modernity Globalization and Modernity PART 2 SOCIAL DIVISIONS AND POWER Social Divisions The Significance of Social Class Gender Relations Race and Ethnicity Power, Politics and the State PART 3 DIMENSIONS OF MODERN SOCIAL LIFE Family Life Education Work and Employment The Mass Media Health, Illness and Medicine Crime Knowledge, Belief and Religion PART 4 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY AND METHOD Principles of Sociological Research Foundations of Social Theory Making Social Life: Theories of Action and Meaning Modernity, Postmodernity and Social Theory
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