This eighth edition of Sociology Themes and Perspectives provides a comprehensive introduction to sociology for A-level and undergraduate students. This essential resource is fully updated to match the latest sociological teaching, research and developments to support you in learning about sociology today.
Brought to you by an established and trusted team of subject experts, Sociology Themes and Perspectives has supported over one million students in the UK and internationally in studying sociology. This new edition will enable you to:
* Build your understanding of sociology through the clear and comprehensive explanation
* Apply your knowledge with contextualised examples and research
* Stay relevant with the most up-to-date research, empirical studies and theories
* Consolidate your learning with the quick-reference conclusions and summaries at the end of each chapter
* Bring sociology alive with full-colour explanation and photos
The new edition features coverage of these critical new topics: globalisation (in a major new section), the Arab Spring, the possible decline of US power, UK Coalition policies, environmental sociology, new media, the financial crash and recession, network society, victimology - and many more!
* Chapter 1: Stratification, class and inequality
* Chapter 2: Sex and gender
* Chapter 3: `Race', ethnicity and nationality
* Chapter 4: Poverty, social exclusion and the welfare state
* Chapter 5: Health, medicine and the body
* Chapter 6: Crime and deviance
* Chapter 7: Religion
* Chapter 8: Families, households and personal life
* Chapter 9: Power, politics and the state
* Chapter 10: Education
* Chapter 11: Culture, socialisation and identity
* Chapter 12: The mass media
* Chapter 13: Age and the life course
* Chapter 14: Methodology
* Chapter 15: Sociological theory
Michael Haralambos wrote the first two editions of Sociology Themes and Perspectives and contributed to later editions. Following the phenomenal success of the book he founded Causeway Press. He is an experienced author involved in writing and editing for Social Sciences. Martin Holborn is the main author of the previous five editions of Sociology Themes and Perspectives and a range of other sociology textbooks. He is an experienced A-level teacher and examiner, and is an Associate Lecturer in Social Sciences at The Open University. Steve Chapman is an ex-Chief Examiner of Sociology and has authored several textbooks over the past 12 years. He is the Head of Sociology at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College in Leeds. Stephen Moore is a well-known textbook author and has contributed to previous editions of Sociology Themes and Perspectives. Dr Moore is Professor of Health Care Policy at Anglia Ruskin University.