The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology (Penguin Reference Books)

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9780140513806: The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology (Penguin Reference Books)

This fourth edition of the well established The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology has been substantially revised to reflect the newest trends and challenges within a rapidly evolving discipline. Designed not just to give simple definitions, but to provide a general analysis of sociology and prescriptive information, it includes crucial and timely issues such as ageism, sexism, employment, globalization, risk society, the mass media, migration, and nationalism, as well as detailed coverage of:
-- popular culture
-- economic life
-- feminist theory
-- identity and subjectivity
-- religion

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Written for students from school to university level, this reference provides not only simple, one-line definitions but also entries that discuss the issues involved in, and alternative approaches to, the central concepts, theories and writings of sociology.

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Nicholas Abercrombie is Emeritus Fellow of Sociology at Lancaster University. Stephen Hill is the Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London. Bryan S. Turner is professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. These three authors have collaborated extensively, particularly in writing The Dominant Ideology Thesis (1980), Sovereign Individulas of Captialism (1986) and Dominant Ideologies (1990).

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