An Introduction to Sociology / Edition 4

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Overview

Thoroughly revised and fully updated, this third edition of An Introduction to Sociology gives concise yet comprehensive coverage of all the topics specified by the GCSE examining boards. 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 AS and A level - as well as Access, nursing, and health and social care courses - will also find the book provides an easy and fun introduction to studying sociology.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Sound, thorough, factually up-to-date and well written. This revised version of a trustworthy text is a must for anyone delivering an introductory course in sociology."Janis Griffiths, Resources Editor for ATSS

"The best GCSE text on the market"

Chris Livesey, Bournemouth and Poole College

"This is very useful for teachers and students of GCSE sociology… It is clear and up-to-date and doesn’t patronize. Ken Browne has established the standard for textbooks at this level."

Praise for the second edition from Dave Longmate, Chief Examiner, GCSE Sociology, AQA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745650081
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Browne,Lecturer in Sociology at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introducing sociology 1
2 Social stratification 11
3 Social class in modern Britain 29
4 Wealth, welfare, and poverty 47
5 Gender 78
6 Ethnicity and race 112
7 Power, politics, citizenship, and protest 130
8 The mass media 161
9 Social control, deviance, and crime 192
10 The family 225
11 Schooling in Britain 267
12 Inequality in education 285
13 Religion 311
14 Work and leisure 336
15 Population 370
16 Health and illness 397
17 Doing sociological research 416
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    This is one of the best introductions to sociology for 14-18 yea

    This is one of the best introductions to sociology for 14-18 year olds available in the world today.

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