An Introduction to Sociology in Ireland

An Introduction to Sociology in Ireland

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Revised and updated edition of this comprehensive introduction to the world of sociology incorporating key contemporary issues, with particular reference to the Irish perspective.New to this edition:Reflects all changes in the revised Social Studies module [5N1370]Provides the most recent statistics related to the area of sociologyIntroduces reflective and investigative skills for use on current social issuesAdvises on strategies for study and preparation for examinations, as well as note-taking skills and revision methods.Highlights key sociological theories, concepts and topics, while introducing and examining social stratification in Irish society.Facilitates an individual's basic understanding of their position as an individual, a family member and as part of a community and wider society.Introduces the process and agents of socialisation by analysing family, peer groups, education and media, and their impact.Examines the role and function of the family within society, in particular within an Irish context, and how the structure of the family has evolved and developed in recent times.Discusses discrimination and its impact on individuals and society.Details various survey methods, observation skills and research methodologies, and provides pointers on documenting, referencing, and analysis and presentation of research findings. Written For:The revised NFQ Level 5 Social Studies module [5N1370] as part of the following major awards:Intellectual Disability Practice 5M1761Applied Social Studies 5M2181Journalism 5M2464Community Care 5M2786 Community Development 5M3050Healthcare Support 5M4339Nursing Studies 5M4349Community Health Services 5M4468Youth Work 5M4732Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009Suitable also for those studying BTEC and HETAC subjects within the fields of Social Science and Healthcare.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 18mm | 399.99g
  • Gill
  • Gill Education
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0717156222
  • 9780717156221
  • 29,779

About Bernadette McDonald

Bernadette McDonald teaches Sociology in Cavan Institute of Technology.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Sociology2. Concepts and Processes of Socialisation and the Acquisition of Culture3. Major Sociological Perspectives and Theories4. Methods of Research and Social Investigation5. Sociology of the Family6. Social Stratification in Irish Society7. Gender Socialisation8. Deviance and Social Control9. Ageing and Older People10. Race and Ethnicity11. Sociology of Health12. Demography and Urbanisationshow more

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