The third edition of the highly-acclaimed Contemporary British Society is the only textbook to provide comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the social structure of modern Britain. Completely revised and updated, this new edition employs the very latest statistical information and empirical studies, and examines all the new arguments and debates concerning modern British society. Separate chapters explore the major areas of modern life in Britain - economic organization, employment, patterns of inequality, class, gender, ethnicity, family and households, education, health, media, deviance and politics. New to this edition are chapters on globalization, associations, and leisure. The emphasis throughout the book is on an accessible, user-friendly, and non-technical approach. It is written in a jargon-free and approachable style; there is extensive cross-referencing and frequent and clear summarizing of arguments; and numerous photographs, diagrams, graphs, drawings and cartoons complement and illuminate the text. Contemporary British Society is written for students of introductory sociology whether they are taking 'A' level or are in the first year of an undergraduate course in a higher education institution. It will also be useful for those taking courses in other subjects, such as social policy, health and town planning, which demand knowledge of particular aspects of British society. Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www.polity.co.uk/cbs3
Brings together some of the sociological writing on British society. This volume gives coverage to key topics in sociology, including globalization, class and inequality, gender, ethnicity, and the media. It also provides students with an introduction to social science research methods, from ethnographies and interviews to observation and surveys.
Die Studie wirbt um ein neues Verstandnis von Popularliteratur, indem sie aufzeigt, wie romances in einen gesellschaftlichen Prozess der Reproduktion kultureller Standardisierungen und des Erinnerns an historische Erfahrungen und Ereignisse eingebunden sind. Da der Erfolg der Serienliebesromane seit den 1970er Jahren mit der Internationalisierung des Buchmarktes einhergeht, erhebt sich die Frage, ob und wie ein standardisiertes und weltweit vermarktetes Genre als nationalkulturelles Gedachtnis fungieren kann. Der Vergleich britischer und nordamerikanischer romances zeigt, wie nationalkulturelle Details das Erzahlschema mit Leben erfullen und wie auf genrespezifische Weise an Geschehnisse der nationalen Vergangenheit wie den Vietnamkrieg oder die britischen Kolonialkriege erinnert wird.
Examine descriptions of 8,300 plus critically evaluated and recommended reference resources available in all formats.Organized by Universal Decimal Classification, the topics covered are those usually found in the 100s -- Philosophy and Psychology, 200s -- Religion, 300s -- Social Sciences, and the 900s -- Geography, Biography and History.This volume particularly reflects the proliferation of travel and tourist guides, and reference works on Eastern Europe and Central Asia following the collapse of comnunism. Over the last few years an enormous expansion has also been noted of reference works in both religion and philosophy.
CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Thoroughly revised and fully updated, this fourth edition of "An Introduction to Sociology" provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the subject, without oversimplifying or passing over the important and exciting insights sociology has to offer. Building on the book's existing achievements, Ken Browne has restructured the fourth edition to focus on the core issues in sociology considered in introductory courses, covering all the substantive topics and many of the options specified by the main GCSE examining boards. The new edition has been completely updated to reflect contemporary social changes, including the latest statistics and topical illustrative examples. New material is to be found throughout, such as extended treatment of family and household diversity, the effects of new media technologies, citizenship, political participation and protest, and the links between sociology, social problems and social policy making in a range of contexts. The book has been carefully designed to support and extend students' learning: summaries of key issues, a clear glossary, and a lively range of activities and discussion points all add to the book's value as a learning and teaching resource. Student-friendly cartoons, tables, diagrams and photographs - as well as a fresh internal design - also enliven the text, presenting sociology as an exciting and relevant topic to students of all ages, interests and abilities. New material is to be found throughout, such as extended treatment of family and household diversity, the effects of new media technologies, power, citizenship, political participation and protest, the dimensions and extent of social inequality, and the links between sociology, social problems and social policy making in a range of contexts. Additional resources can also be found at www.politybooks.com/Browne
This fully revised and updated version of Anthony Giddens′s Sociology, now in its fifth edition, offers an unrivalled introduction for students new to the subject – lucid, lively, authoritative and original. Written by one of the world′s leading sociologists, this comprehensive textbook manages to be clear, accessible and jargon–free, but without oversimplifying complex debates. Earlier editions of Sociology broke new ground by incorporating cutting–edge debates, such as the impact of globalisation, into an introductory text. This fifth edition remains a state of the art textbook, with fresh and engaging new material added throughout. While covering all of the core topics of sociology, the fifth edition also includes a great deal of substantive new material, ensuring that students are introduced to the most recent sociological debates. Throughout, the book weaves together classical and contemporary theory and data, and provides a wide range of everyday examples to which students can easily relate. The fifth edition also benefits from: ∗ New discussions of global inequality, disability, ageing and the life course, risk, the network society, and terrorism, as well as many other additional and up–to–date topics. ∗ Numerous learning aids in every chapter, such as summary points, questions for further thought, and additional reading suggestions, which help to reinforce students′ knowledge. ∗ Lots of extra photographs, diagrams, case studies and cartoons, to bring ideas to life and fire students′ imaginations. ∗ High–quality supplementary resources on a dedicated website, including a full instructors′ manual and additional student aids, all specially designed to stimulate students′ learning and critical thinking. The fifth edition of this classic textbook is an ideal teaching text for first–year university and college courses, and will be essential reading for all students who are looking for an exciting, authoritative and easy–to–follow introduction to sociology. Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www.polity.co.uk/giddens5/
The third edition of An Introduction to Sociology, with major revisions to the text.
'A well written, well informed comprehensive account of currrent British race-relations - excellant for students'.' - Professor Heidi Safia Mirza, Professor of Racial Equality, Middlesex University'This second edition... is a timely and successful update.... written in an accessible, straightforward, yet authoritative style.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration StudiesCovering a key topic in sociology, this book is a thorough and lively introduction to race and ethnicity in contemporary British society. This edition explores the most recent data on race and ethnicity and includes a new chapter on the criminal justice system.David Mason, one of Britain's leading sociologists of race and ethnicity, addresses key topics such as employment, education, housing, health, criminal justice, and political representation.Throughout the book he emphasises the diversity of experience in modern Britain for different ethnic groups, and examines how these experiences are further mediated by class and gender.
Covering a key topic in both sociology and religious studies, this book is a thorough and lively introduction to the character and place of religion in contemporary British society.A brief introduction places the major British churches in their historical context and explains our curious combination of religious freedom and state-supported churches. Subsequent chapters examine a wide array of evidence on the influence and popularity of the churches, and on religious beliefsand behaviour, and document the following trends: the decline in the mainstream churches; a shift to the `sectarian' right in Protestantism; the rise of non-Christian ethnic minority religions; and increasing interest in the occult and New Age spirituality. Particular attention is given to theissue of what sort of people remain religious and how their religious beliefs affect their lives.Throughout the book, Britain's religious life is compared with that of other European societies and the final chapter shows how recent changes can be understood as a response to fundamental features of modern industrial democracies.The book will be an invaluable introduction and point of reference for students of the social sciences and religious studies.The Oxford Modern Britain series comprises authoritative introductory books on all aspects of the social structure of modern Britain. Lively and accessible, the books will be the first point of reference for anyone interested in the state of contemporary Britain. They will be invaluable to thosetaking courses in the social sciences.
This third edition of this best-selling book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern. Completely revised, this edition includes: new chapters on sexuality and the media additional material on race and ethnicity, disability and the body many new international and comparative examples the influence of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies. In addition, the theoretical elements have also been fully rethought in light of recent developments in social theory. Written by three experienced teachers and examiners, this book gives students of sociology and women's studies an accessible overview of the feminist contribution to all the key areas of sociological concern.
Introduction to Politics and Society draws on examples from popular political culture in order to convey how politics operates in the contemporary world. Examples illustrate the meaning of theories and show the relevance of central theoretical debates. Planned and developed with an eye to the needs of students, the book is an extraordinary resource for undergraduate teaching and study needs. It will be required reading for undergraduate students in sociology, politics and social policy.
Keith Faulks introduces the key conceptual debates and approaches in contemporary political sociology. The book explores the relationship between the state and civil society, globalization, new social movements and citizenship.
'This third edition of Sport and Society, with contributions from some of the field’s most highly respected scholars, covers the myriad of complex, pervasive and global issues confronting sport in the 21st century. It continues to be a foundation text for students across most sport disciplines' - Russel Hoye, La Trobe University, Australia ‘The third edition of Sport and Society reinforces its place as one of the most valuable texts for students and others engaging in social scientific study of sport. Overall, the book continues to achieve an unrivalled balance between different social science disciplines that have been applied to sport; between local, national and international issues; and between broad overviews and specific detail on every topic. The end result is a book that is "a must" on many academic reading lists!' - Iain Lindsey, Durham University, UK Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition of Barrie Houlihan and Dominic Malcolm's ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, accessible, international, and engaging. This popular book: Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analysing the nature and significance of sport in society Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions Expands students' knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies Offers five new chapters addressing the key contemporary issues of: lifestyle sport; sport for development and peace; the governance of international sport organisations; sports fandom; and sport in East Asia. A superb teaching text, this new edition will be relished by instructors seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.

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