Sociology: Themes and Perspectives has been the bestselling textbook for sociology students for more than 20 years and has sold more than a million copies worldwide. As well as a brand new chapter on Health, Medicine and the Body, the sixth edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect key directions in the subject in the 21st century.
Introduction: Sociological Perspectives
1. Social Stratification
2. Sex and Gender
3. Race, Ethnicity and Nationality
4. Poverty and Social Exclusion
5. Health, Medicine and the Body
6. Crime and Deviance
8. Families and Households
9. Power, Politics and the State
10. Work, Unemployment and Leisure
12. Culture and Identity
13. Communication and the Media
15. Sociological Theory
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"Excellent, got me to university and through it … It was an easy read, explained the concepts in very simple terms and illustrated debate with clarity, whilst remaining a readable reference book … it was so good that I loaned my copy out and it was never returned…"
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"This book has been of great help to me during my first year at Greenwich University where I am studying a B.A. in Childhood Studies, especially the chapters on the family and education. I will be buying the new edition of this soon. It is definitely worth the money."
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"Continuing in the tradition of the 'blue bible', this book is so excellent simply because it is so comprehensive. An excellent all-round summary of sociology."
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Broader coverage of key developments in the subject
This new edition extends the coverage of sociology to include both new topics and new approaches. The new chapters on culture and identity and on the mass media take full account of the 'cultural turn' in the subject. Increasingly influential concepts and approaches such as postmodernism, the sociology of modernity and globalization are integrated into existing chapters as well. Other improvements include comprehensive referencing and a two-colour format. Readers are welcome to contact me by e.mail with any queries or comments.
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Book Description Collins Educational, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000715447X