Human Societies

Human Societies : Introductory Reader in Sociology

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This book aims to map out the global nature of sociological thought today. It provides material on British society as well as readings on developments affecting the global order as a whole. Readings range from micro studies of interaction to discussion of the most far-flung forms of social system now affecting our lives. The disappearance of the "Second World" is analyzed and the implications of this change discussed as well as including material about Third World countries. Throughout "Human Societies" the aim is to produce a selection of readings that is clear and easy to follow. To further this directive each section is preceded by a description and interpretation of the sources which that section contains.show more

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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 171 x 246mm | 704g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • index
  • 0745609589
  • 9780745609584

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On the nature of sociology; social interaction in everyday life; conformity and deviance; gender and sexuality; class and stratification; politics and the state; organizations and bureaucracy; military power and war; race and ethnicity; intimacy, marriage and the family; education and media; religion and society; work and industry; the globalizing of social life; cities in the modern world; population, health and sickness; revolutions and social movements; sociological research methods; theoretical perspectives in sociology.show more

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