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Sociology Themes and Perspectives

Sociology Themes and Perspectives

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Sociology Themes and Perspectives is the number one bestselling introduction to sociology for A-level and undergraduate students. In 30 years it has supported over one million students studying Sociology at school and university. This new eighth edition is brought to you by a trusted team of subject experts, active in the field, and experienced sociology authors.
»    Build your sociological understanding through the clear and comprehensive explanation
»    Apply your knowledge with contextualised examples and research
»    Stay relevant with the most up-to-date research, empirical studies and theories, including a major
      new section on globalisation, and coverage of environmental sociology, new media, Coalition policies
      in the UK, the Arab Spring and the financial crash
»    Consolidated your learning with the quick-reference conclusions and summaries at the end of
      each chapter.
Now in full colour and with photos this edition will bring sociology alive, enabling you to access and achieve success in the  subject
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Contents
Introduction: Sociological perspectives
Chapter 1    Stratification, Class and Inequality
Chapter 2    Sex and Gender
Chapter 3    'Race', Ethnicity and Nationality
Chapter 4    Poverty, Social Exclusion and the Welfare State
Chapter 5    Health, Medicine and the Body - by Stephen Moore
Chapter 6    Crime and Deviance
Chapter 7    Religion
Chapter 8    Families, households and Personal Life
Chapter 9    Power, Politics and the State
Chapter 10  Education
Chapter 11   Culture, Socialisation and Identity
Chapter 12  The Mass Media - by Steve Chapman
Chapter 13  Age and the Life Course
Chapter 14  Methodology
Chapter 15    Sociology Theory
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgements
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Author Details
Michael Haralambos wrote the first two editions of Sociology Themes and Perspectives and contributed to later editions. Following the phenomenal success of the book he founded Causeway Press. He is an experienced author involved in writing and editing for Social Sciences.
Martin Holborn is the main author of the previous five editions of Sociology Themes and Perspectives and a range of other sociology textbook. He is an experienced A-level teacher and examiner, and is an Associate Lecturer in Social Science at The Open University.
Steve Chapman is an ex-chief Examiner of Sociology and has authored several textbooks over the past 12 years. He is the Head of Sociology at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College in Leeds.
Stephen Moore is a well-known textbook author and has contributed to previous editions of Sociology Themes and Perspectives. Dr Moore is Professor of Health Care Policy at Anglia Ruskin University.
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