An Introduction to Sociology in Ireland
Written in a very accessible and student friendly style, this work promotes the understanding of the nature and positioning of Irish society in relation to other societies. It highlights the key sociological concepts and topics, with the major theoretical perspectives and methods required to produce sociological knowledge. It provides an introduction to and discussion on key issues relevant to 21st century; and contains a section on Methods of Research and Social Investigation. This work is suitable for students studying FETAC, BTEC and HETAC subjects within the fields of Social Science and Health Care.
- Paperback | 169 pages
- 01 Apr 2006
- Gill & Macmillan Ltd
- Dublin, Ireland
Table of contents
1. Introduction to Sociology 2. Concepts & Processes of Socialisation and the Acquisition of Culture 3. Major Sociological Perspectives and Theories 4. Methods of Research and Social Investigation 5. Sociology of the Family 6. Social Stratification in Irish Society 7. Gender Socialisation 8. Deviance and Social Control 9. Ageing and Older People 10. Race and Ethnicity 11. Sociology of Health 12. Sociology of the Media 13. Urbanisation Conclusion
About Bernadette McDonald
Bernadette McDonald teaches Sociology in Cavan College of Further Studies.