An Introduction to Sociology

An Introduction to Sociology

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Thoroughly revised and fully updated, "An Introduction to Sociology" gives concise yet comprehensive coverage of all the topics specified by the GCSE examining boards. The second edition was described by the AQA's Chief Examiner for GCSE Sociology as establishing 'the standard for textbooks at this level' - this new edition builds on the book's existing achievements. New material is found throughout the book, including substantive new sections on gender, identity, citizenship, education, new social movements, poverty and the welfare state, religion, the mass media, work and leisure, and population. The book has been carefully designed to support and extend students' learning.Each chapter begins with a summary of the key issues to be covered, and goes on to highlight important terms, which are then explained in a clear glossary. Summaries at the end of each chapter, a lively range of new activities and discussion points, the use of websites, as well as helpful suggestions for coursework, all add to the book's value as a learning and teaching resource. Student-friendly cartoons, tables, diagrams, and photographs - and the re-designed internal lay-out - also enliven the text, making sociology seem exciting and relevant to students of all interests and abilities. The new edition of this highly successful textbook will prove invaluable to anyone taking an introductory sociology course, especially at GCSE and related levels. Students taking AS and A-level - as well as Access, nursing, and health and social care courses - will also find the book provides an easy and fun introduction to studying sociology.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 174 x 242 x 28mm | 861.84g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0745632580
  • 9780745632582
  • 627,300

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"Sound, thorough, factually up-to-date and well written. This revised version of a trustworthy text is a must for anyone delivering an introductory course in sociology."Janis Griffiths, Resources Editor for ATSS "The best GCSE text on the market" Chris Livesey, Bournemouth and Poole College "This is very useful for teachers and students of GCSE sociology... It is clear and up-to-date and doesn't patronize. Ken Browne has established the standard for textbooks at this level." Praise for the second edition from Dave Longmate, Chief Examiner, GCSE Sociology, AQAshow more

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Thoroughly revised and fully updated, An Introduction to Sociology gives concise yet comprehensive coverage of all the topics specified by the GCSE examining boards. The second edition was described by the AQA's Chief Examiner for GCSE Sociology as establishing 'the standard for textbooks at this level' - this new edition builds on the book's existing achievements. New material is found throughout the book, including substantive new sections on gender, identity, citizenship, education, new social movements, poverty and the welfare state, religion, the mass media, work and leisure, and population. The book has been carefully designed to support and extend students' learning. Each chapter begins with a summary of the key issues to be covered, and goes on to highlight important terms, which are then explained in a clear glossary. Summaries at the end of each chapter, a lively range of new activities and discussion points, the use of websites, as well as helpful suggestions for coursework, all add to the book's value as a learning and teaching resource. Student-friendly cartoons, tables, diagrams, and photographs - and the re-designed internal lay-out - also enliven the text, making sociology seem exciting and relevant to students of all interests and abilities. The new edition of this highly successful textbook will prove invaluable to anyone taking an introductory sociology course, especially at GCSE and related levels. Students taking AS and A-level - as well as Access, nursing, and health and social care courses - will also find the book provides an easy and fun introduction to studying sociology.show more

About Ken Browne

Ken Browne,Lecturer in Sociology at North Warwickshire and Hinckley Collegeshow more

Table of contents

Preface (Laurie Taylor).Introduction to the Third Edition.Acknowledgements.How to Use this Book.Useful Websites.1. Introducing Sociology.2. Social Stratification.3. Social Class in Modern Britain.4. Wealth, Welfare, and Poverty.5. Gender.6. Ethnicity and Race.7. Power, Politics, Citizenship, and Protest.8. The Mass Media.9. Social Control, Deviance, and Crime.10. The Family.11. Schooling in Britain.12. Inequality in Education.13. Religion.14. Work and Leisure.15. Population.16. Health and Illness.17. Doing Sociological Research.Appendix: Reading Statistical Data.Glossary.Index.show more

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