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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.
“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