Contemporary British Society : A New Introduction to Sociology
This textbook aims to cover all aspects of the social structure of modern Britain. The text has been thoroughly revised and updated, using the latest statistical information and recent empirical studies. The authors have also introduced new arguments and debates where these have added to the understanding of changes in British society. There are separate chapters dealing with the major areas of modern life in Britain - work, class, gender, ethnicity, families and households, towns and cities, education, health, culture and media, deviance and politics. Each of these chapters is further subdivided into smaller and self-contained sections on more specific topics. The emphasis throughout the book is on an accessible, user-friendly, and non-technical approach. It is written in a jargon-free and approachable style. There is extensive cross-referencing and frequent summarizing of arguments. The book features photographs, diagrams, graphs, drawings and cartoons.
- Hardback | 450 pages
- 171 x 246mm
- 25 May 1994
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
- maps, photographs, diagrams, graphs, drawings, cartoons, bibliography, index
Table of contents
1. Introduction. 2. Work. 3. Class. 4. Gender. 5. Ethnicity and Racism. 6. Families and Households. 7. Towns, Cities and the Countryside. 8. Education. 9. Health. 10. Culture and Media. 11. Deviance, Crime and Control. 12. Politics.