Global Sociology: Second Edition / Edition 2

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Offering an innovative new approach to sociology that takes the global dimensions of the contemporary world as its overarching framework, Global Sociology is written in a style that is relevant and fresh for the undergraduate reader whether they have studied sociology before or approaching the subject for the first time.

Carefully balancing contemporary sociological theory and concepts with arguments and concrete examples drawn from around the globe, Global Sociology highlights the scope and the importance of sociology for understanding the complex and fast-changing world in which we live. In twenty chapters, the authors consider an immensely rich and diverse range of material, from the emergence of global society and debates surrounding its social, political and economic structure, to topics such as migration, tourism, crime, drugs, famine, mass media, feminism and the environmental movement. The text includes an extensive glossary, boxed case studies, suggestions for classroom projects and seminar activities, and numerous graphs and illustrations. Accessibly written and jargon-free, Global Sociology is the ideal introduction to the topic for students.

Author Biography: Robin Cohen is Professor of Sociology and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalization, University of Warwick. Paul Kennedy is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

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An introductory text balancing sociological theory and concepts with arguments and examples drawn from around the world. There is a strong focus on contemporary issues and the dynamics of social change, with material on the evolution of global society and debates surrounding its social, cultural, political, and economic structuring. Some topics of discussion are tourism, migration, famine, the rise of Asia, the social responsibility of transnational corporations, and the emergence of the feminist and green movements. Cohen teaches sociology at the University of Warwick. Kennedy teaches sociology at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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“The first edition of this book was a truly path-breaking venture in the history of sociology textbooks. This second edition retains all the qualities of the first and is an even more impressive, stimulating, and not least, very readable work.”
-Roland Robertson,author of Globalization: Social Theory and Global Culture
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814716854
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Cohen is Professor of Sociology and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalization, University of Warwick.

Paul Kennedy is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

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