An Introduction to Sociology / Edition 4

An Introduction to Sociology / Edition 4

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by Ken Browne
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745650082

ISBN-13: 9780745650081

Pub. Date: 04/19/2011

Publisher: Wiley

Thoroughly revised and fully updated, this fourth edition of An Introduction to Sociology provides an accessible and engaging introduction to sociology, 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

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Thoroughly revised and fully updated, this fourth edition of An Introduction to Sociology provides an accessible and engaging introduction to sociology, 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 policymaking 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.

The new edition of this highly successful textbook will prove invaluable to anyone taking an introductory sociology course, especially at GCSE and related levels. Students taking Access, nursing, and health and social care courses will also find the book provides an easy-to-follow and thoughtful introduction to studying sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745650081
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface (Laurie Taylor).

Introduction to the Third Edition.

Acknowledgements.

How to Use this Book.

Useful Websites.

1. Introducing Sociology.

2. Social Stratification.

3. Social Class in Modern Britain.

4. Wealth, Welfare, and Poverty.

5. Gender.

6. Ethnicity and Race.

7. Power, Politics, Citizenship, and Protest.

8. The Mass Media.

9. Social Control, Deviance, and Crime.

10. The Family.

11. Schooling in Britain.

12. Inequality in Education.

13. Religion.

14. Work and Leisure.

15. Population.

16. Health and Illness.

17. Doing Sociological Research.

Appendix: Reading Statistical Data.

Glossary.

Index.

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An Introduction To Sociology 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best introductions to sociology for 14-18 year olds available in the world today.
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