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Every chapter in this new edition has been revised and the empirical content brought up to date, using government statistics, academic journals and weeklies. There are also a number of new sections. These include an extended analysis of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia, the upsurge in new forms of nationalism, the debate of the "end of history", how green issues affect us and the impact of the men's movement and the backlash against feminism. This text should be suitable for A-level and first-year undergraduate students in sociology.
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  • Hardback | 820 pages
  • 171 x 246mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 25 figures, 25 tables, 10 cartoons, glossaries, bibliography, index
  • 0745611141
  • 9780745611143

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction to sociology: sociology - problems and perspectives. Part 2 Culture, the individual and social interaction: culture and society; socialization and the life-cycle; social interaction and everyday life; conformity and deviance; gender and sexuality. Part 3 Structures of power: stratification and class structure; ethnicity and race; groups and organizations; politics, government and the State; war and the military. Part 4 Social institutions: kinship, marriage and the family; education, communication and media; religion; work and economic life. Part 5 Social change in the modern world: the globalizing of social life; modern urbanism; population, health and ageing; revolutions and social movements; social change - past, present and future. Part 6 Working and sociology - methods of research; the development of sociological theory.
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