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Introductory Sociology : Fourth Edition - Tony Bilton

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This welcome new edition builds on the strengths of its predecessor in its thematic coherence, clarity of exposition and analytical depth. It is carefully structured to cover all the main substantive topics studied at an introductory level within a framework that engages with exciting contemporary debates about modernity, globalization, and social identity.

Key features of the new edition include:

  • a completely new chapter on the media
  • extended coverage of social divisions to include disability, youth, old age, class, gender and race
  • clearer treatment of social theory, incorporating discussion of work by such contemporary theorists as Habermas, Giddens, and Beck

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'Simply the best book for Introducing Sociology.' - M. Erben, University of Southampton 'An excellent sociology textbook.' - Barbara Griffin, University of Sunderland 'The book is excellent.' - S. Leaton-Gray, Cambridge University 'Well written and structured...it is very accessible and yet it maintains its academic standard.' - George Smith, University of Central England 'Excellent user-friendly layout - easy to find key information.' - Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Cardiff University 'An excellent introductory text which is written in a style which is very accessible to students. The additional on-line material is very helpful.' - J. West, Glasgow Caledonian University 'Continual improvement of an already excellent introduction to the subject.' - P. Nicholls, Staffordshire University 'A comprehensive introduction to sociology.' - J. Montgomery, University of Wales, Bangor Reviews of the previous edition: 'Bilton's team of authors has grown to six since the second edition and the book has also expanded in length, but the work has lost none of its topicality, sound scholarship and breadth of coverage. In addition, it comes this time with an instructor's pack, which ought to be purchased by anyone interested in using it on courses, since the exercises and overheads will make class preparation much easier... Introductory Sociology can be warmly recommended...' - Times Higher Education Supplement 'I am impressed with the range, scale and scope of this volume. As always it contains a range of very good material where data are presented clearly and elegantly and illustrated with material drawn from a range of sociological studies.' - Professor Robert Burgess, University of Warwick

Conceptual Foundations
Studying Society Today
Living in Modernity
Globalization and Modernity
Social Divisions and Power
Social Divisions
The Significance of Social Class
Gender Relations
Race and Ethnicity
Power, Politics and the State
Dimensions of Modern Social Life
Family Life
Education
Work and Employment
The Mass Media
Health, Illness and Medicine
Crime
Knowledge, Belief and Religion
Sociological Theory and Method
Principles of Sociological Research
Foundations of Social Theory
Making Social Life: Theories of Action and Meaning
Modernity, Postmodernity and Social Theory
Conceptual Foundations
Studying Society Today
Living in Modernity
Globalization and Modernity
Social Divisions and Power
Social Divisions
The Significance of Social Class
Gender Relations
Race and Ethnicity
Power, Politics and the State
Dimensions of Modern Social Life
Family Life
Education
Work and Employment
The Mass Media
Health, Illness and Medicine
Crime
Knowledge, Belief and Religion
Sociological Theory and Method
Principles of Sociological Research
Foundations of Social Theory
Making Social Life: Theories of Action and Meaning
Modernity, Postmodernity and Social Theory
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ISBN: 9780333945711
ISBN-10: 0333945719
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 17th May 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 18.9  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 1.74
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised