The sixth edition of Anthony Giddens' Sociology is the best yet.
Revised and updated throughout, it provides an authoritative overview of recent global developments and new ideas in sociology. Classic debates are also given careful coverage, with even the most complex ideas explained in an engaging way.
Written in a fluent, easy-to-follow style, the book manages to be intellectually rigorous but still very accessible. It aims to engage and excite readers, helping them to see the value of thinking sociologically.
The sixth edition includes:
A best-selling textbook for more than 20 years, the sixth edition sets the standard for introductory sociology. It is the ideal teaching text for first-year University and college courses, and will help to inspire a new generation of sociologists.
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Anthony Giddens is Former Director of the London School of Economics.
Revised by Phillip W. Sutton.
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Book Description Polity Press, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents Preface to the sixth edition Acknowledgements About this book Organization of the book 1. What is Sociology? 2. Asking and Answering Sociological Questions 3. Theories and Perspectives in Sociology 4. Globalization and the Changing World 5. The Environment 6. Cities and Urban Life 7. Social Interaction and Everyday Life 8. The Life-Course 9. Families and Intimate Relationships 10. Health, Illness and Disability 11. Stratification and Class 12. Poverty, Social Exclusion and Welfare 13. Global Inequality 14. Sexuality and Gender 15. 'Race', Ethnicity and Migration 16. Religion 17. The Media 18. Organizations and Networks 19. Education 20. Work and Economic Life 21. Crime and Deviance 22. Politics, Government and Social Movements 23. Nations, War and Terrorism Glossary References Index .Detailed Contents Preface to the sixth edition Acknowledgements About this book Major themes New features Organization of the book 1. What is Sociology? The sociological imagination Studying people and society The development of sociological thinking Theories and theoretical perspectives Founders of Sociology Modern theoretical approaches Theoretical thinking in sociology Levels of analysis: microsociology and macrosociology Why study sociology? Summary points Further reading Internet links 2. Asking and Answering Sociological Questions Human subjects and ethical problems Sociological questions Is sociology scientific? The research process Understanding cause and effect Causation and correlation Research methods Ethnography Surveys Experiments Biographical research Comparative research Historical analysis Comparative-historical research Sociological research in the real world Restating the obvious? The influence of sociology Summary points Further reading Internet links 3. Theories and Perspectives in Sociology Towards sociology Positivism and social evolution Karl Marx - the capitalist revolution Establishing sociology. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0745643582