Sociology for AS AQA

Sociology for AS AQA

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The third edition of Ken Browne's widely-used textbook has been completely revised and updated. Now published in full colour, the book combines sociological rigour and accessibility in a way unrivalled by any other book at this level. The new edition includes: * a whole new chapter on culture and identity; * special sections on research methods in the chapters on health and education; * up-to-date discussions of a wide range of recent sociological data and debates; * lots of extra colour photographs, diagrams, and cartoons, to bring ideas to life and fire students' imaginations; * a dedicated website, including resources for teachers and additional material designed to help students revise or research themes in the book.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 184 x 244 x 26mm | 1,202.01g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • col. ill
  • 0745641784
  • 9780745641782
  • 344,797

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The third edition of Ken Browne's widely-used textbook has been completely revised and updated to meet the AQA's new AS sociology specification. Now published in full colour, the book combines sociological rigour and accessibility in a way unrivalled by any other book at this level. The new edition includes: a whole new chapter on culture and identity; special sections on research methods in the chapters on health and education; up-to-date discussions of a wide range of recent sociological data and debates; lots of extra colour photographs, diagrams, and cartoons, to bring ideas to life and fire students' imaginations; a dedicated website, including resources for teachers and additional material designed to help students revise or research themes in the book.Key sociological terms are systematically highlighted throughout the text and are included in a comprehensive glossary, with fresh questions and activities added to develop and test students' understanding further. Exam style questions are also found in every chapter.Pitched at exactly the right level for the new AQA AS sociology specification, the book provides all the tools necessary to help students achieve top grades, whatever their needs, interests and abilities. Please visit the accompanying website at: www.polity.co.uk/Browneshow more

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"Ken Browne's Sociology for AQA A/S level textbook is exceptionally well packaged and very thorough. The great strength of this book lies in its ability to simplify complex sociological concepts and bring them to life by using key examples from contemporary social life. I strongly recommend this book as a must read for A/S Level students. It is the best in its field." Jason L. Powell, University of Liverpool "Ken Browne's lively book covers all units of the new AQA syllabus. The chapters are well structured and provide sufficient detail for students to score top marks. The text is clear and accessible and close to students' experiences and perceptions. Concepts are clearly explained and the 'key terms' and glossary are very useful. Overall it is a very good book." Bill McDonnell, Northampton School for Girls "This latest edition contains all the magical ingredients of its predecessors. The text simultaneously stimulates and enthuses students with thought-provoking and accessible material, and is a welcome arrival in light of the recent specification changes." Gerry Czerniawski, University of East Londonshow more

Table of contents

Contents Detailed Chapter Contents Acknowledgements AS Sociology 1. Introducing Sociology 2. Culture and Identity 3. Families and Households 4. Wealth, Welfare and Poverty 5. Sociological Methods 6. Education 7. Health Glossary Bibliography Indexshow more

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