Sociology : A Global Introduction
Sociology: A Global Introduction is the most complete learning resource for introductory sociology students across Europe. Written in a lively and engaging way, the new edition of this popular text will engage, excite and challenge students - encouraging them to understand core topics, critique existing arguments, move to the cutting edge and read further around the subject. With a firm focus on UK/European society, issues are discussed in greater detail than existing textbooks. Of particular significance is the book's global perspective, looking at traditional, modern and postmodern society in a wider multicultural environment.
- Paperback | 800 pages
- 32 x 265mm | 1,490g
- 01 Jul 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
- 2nd edition
- photographs, illustrations
Table of contents
I. INTRODUCING SOCIOLOGY 1. The sociological imagination. 2. Thinking sociologically, thinking globally. 3. Doing social science. II. THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETY: FROM MACRO TO MICRO 4. Society. 5. Culture. 6. Groups, organisations and the rise of the network society. 7. Micro-sociology: the social construction of everyday life. III. SOCIAL DIVISIONS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITIES 8. Social stratification. 9. Global inequalities and poverty. 10. Class, poverty and welfare in the UK. 11. Racism, ethnicities and migration. 12. The gender order and sexuality. 13. Age stratification: children and later life. IV. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS 14. Economies, work and consumption. 15. Power, governance and social movements. 16. Control, crime and deviance. 17. Families. 18. Religion. 19. Education. 20. Health and medicine. 21. The mass media. 22. Science, cyberspace and risk society. V. SOCIAL CHANGE 23. Population and urbanisation. 24. Social change and environment. 25. Futures: the challenges for sociology in the twenty first century.