An Introduction to Sociology

An Introduction to Sociology

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This is an introductory textbook in sociology which assumes no previous knowledge of the subject. It is intended for all those studying introductory sociology courses, and is particularly geared to the GCSE Sociology courses. The book provides concise but thorough and comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of sociology covered at GCSE by the major examining boards. It includes chapters on social stratification and social class, poverty and the welfare state, gender and women, the mass media, politics, deviance and crime, the family and marriage, education, religion, work and leisure, population and research methods. East chapter contains suggested activities to develop the skills and understanding of students, and coursework suggestions are included throughout. Important terms are highlighted in the text as they first appear, and are included in a comprehensive glossary. Chapter summaries outline the key points students should have learnt after reading each chapter.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 330 pages
  • 171 x 246mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • 50 figures, 15 tables, 10 photographs, glossary, index
  • 074560921X
  • 9780745609218

Table of contents

Introducing sociology; reading statistical data; social stratification; social class in modern Britain; wealth, income and poverty; gender role socialization; women; power and politics; the mass media; social control, deviance and crime; the family and marriage; schooling in Britain; inequality in education; religion; work and leisure; population; sociological research.
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