Britain in Europe

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This is the first introductory sociology text to look at Britain in terms of its geographical position within Europe and its political and economic situation as a member of the European Union.

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An introductory text which looks at Britain in terms of both its geographical position within Europe and its political and economic situation as a member of the European Union. Twenty-two chapters discuss the making of modern Europe society; equality and inequality; social institutions, including the family, religion and education; the individual and the state; and the future for Europe. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415117166
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/18/1997
  • Pages: 502
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
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List of contributors
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Making of Modern Europe 9
1 Industrialization 11
2 Urbanization and Urban Europe: the transition to urban lifestyles and contemporary urban problems 25
3 The State as a European Creation 51
4 Reason and Modernity 69
Pt. 2 The Making of the Modern European 91
5 Social Stratification 93
6 Women, Paid Employment and Equal Opportunity 125
7 Racism, Immigration and Migrant Labour 147
8 Winners and Losers: young people in Europe 161
9 Old Age in Europe 173
Pt. 3 Social Processes and Contemporary Issues 199
10 Families in Europe 201
11 Education in Europe 219
12 Religion in Europe 239
13 Work, Employment and Unemployment 257
14 European Culture and Ideology in Mass Communication 273
Pt. 4 The Individual and the State in Contemporary Europe 295
15 Political Participation in Europe: theme and variation 297
16 Implementing Social Welfare Policy in Europe: the significance of social work, social pedagogy and community work 317
17 Poverty and Social Security 343
18 Health, Healthcare and Health Inequalities 359
19 Crime and Penal Policy in Europe 379
Pt. 5 Looking Forward: Challenges Facing Europe 399
20 Urban Change and Urban Problems 401
21 Peripheral Nationalism in the European Union 423
22 Europe's Changing Role in the Globalization Process 435
Sources of data 449
Bibliography 451
Index 475
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