The third edition of the highly-acclaimed Contemporary British Society is the only textbook to provide comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the social structure of modern Britain. Completely revised and updated, this new edition employs the very latest statistical information and empirical studies, and examines all the new arguments and debates concerning modern British society. <br> <br> <br> Separate chapters explore the major areas of modern life in Britain - economic organization, employment, patterns of inequality, class, gender, ethnicity, family and households, education, health, media, deviance and politics. New to this edition are chapters on globalization, associations, and leisure. <br> <br> <br> The emphasis throughout the book is on an accessible, user-friendly, and non-technical approach. It is written in a jargon-free and approachable style; there is extensive cross-referencing and frequent and clear summarizing of arguments; and numerous photographs, diagrams, graphs, drawings and cartoons complement and illuminate the text. <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> Contemporary British Society is written for students of introductory sociology whether they are taking 'A' level or are in the first year of an undergraduate course in a higher education institution. It will also be useful for those taking courses in other subjects, such as social policy, health and town planning, which demand knowledge of particular aspects of British society. <br> <br> <br> Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www.polity.co.uk/cbs3
'The combination of theoretical sophistication and up-to-date
empirical evidence makes this new edition of this highly successful
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Professor Rosemary Crompton, City University
'The first two editions have established this as clearly the
outstanding textbook on contemporary Britain. The third edition
consolidates and advances this reputation. This book is highly
readable and comprehensive in its coverage, and it makes such wide
reference to recent research that it will be of interest not only
to students but also to lecturers, researchers, and even the
general public. This is an exemplary textbook in every respect.'
Professor Mike Savage, Department of Sociology, Manchester
'This is an admirable introduction to sociology and the
understanding of contemporary British society. The authors have
maintained the clarity and incisiveness of earlier editions while
substantially revising the content. It provides a comprehensive
coverage of developments in sociology and society over the last
decade.' Stephen Hill, Professor of Sociology, London School of
'Now in its 3rd edition, Contemporary British Society is
starting to take-on the appearance of a standard A-level textbook,
with many of the major specification areas now covered. The focus,
however, is less upon superficial coverage of numerous topics and
more upon the comprehensive coverage of a range of significant
aspects of each specification area, written by a specialist in each
field ... the book contains a mass of illustrative material
(tables, diagrams, box-outs) that lightens the text and provides
potentially useful interpretive material for teachers.'
'As cogent and accessible an account of the social structure of
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How to Use this Book.
List of Plates.
3. Economic Organization.
5. Patterns of Inequality and Social Mobility.
6. Social Classes.
8. Ethnicity and Racism.
9. Families and Households.
12. The Media.
13. The State and Politics.
16. Deviance, Crime and Control.