Written by a leading sociologist of Scotland, this ground-breaking new introduction is a comprehensive account of the social, political, economic and cultural processes at work in contemporary Scottish society.
At a time of major uncertainty and transformation The New Sociology of Scotland explores every aspect of Scottish life. Placed firmly in the context of globalisation, the text:
examines a broad range of topics including race and ethnicity, social inequality, national identity, health, class, education, sport, media and culture, among many others.
looks at the ramifications of recent political events such as British General Election of 2015, the Scottish parliament election of May 2016, and the Brexit referendum of June 2016.
uses learning features such as further reading and discussion questions to stimulate students to engage critically with issues raised.
Written in a lucid and accessible style, The New Sociology of Scotland is an indispensable guide for students of sociology and politics.
When Was Scotland? Making Modern Scotland: The Story of the Twentieth Century What is Scotland? Scotland's People The Scottish Way of Death Who Runs Scotland? Inequality, Poverty and Power Making a Living Social Class and Social Opportunity Scottish Education and Scottish Society - Lindsay Paterson Gendering Scotland Social Order: Crime and Justice in Scotland - Susan McVie 'Race' and Ethnicity in Scotland Religion: Have Scots Become Godless People? - Steve Bruce Belonging: Placing People 'Nothing But Heather': Scotland as Country Wilful Fragments: Charactersing Scottish Culture National Identity: Who Do We Think We Are? Politics and National Identity 'My Granny was a Mctavish': Claiming Diaspora Identity Playing for the Nation Seeing Ourselves: The Media in Scotland Scotland and Stuff: The Sociology of Consumption and Life style Scotland and the World Epilogue Appendix: Timeline, 1900-2016