Sociology: Themes and Perspectives

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9780003222364: Sociology: Themes and Perspectives

Sociology: Themes and Perspectives has been the bestselling textbook for sociology students for more than 20 years and has sold more than a million copies worldwide. As well as a brand new chapter on Health, Medicine and the Body, the sixth edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect key directions in the subject in the 21st century. Contents Introduction: Sociological Perspectives 1. Social Stratification 2. Sex and Gender 3. Race, Ethnicity and Nationality 4. Poverty and Social Exclusion 5. Health, Medicine and the Body 6. Crime and Deviance 7. Religion 8. Families and Households 9. Power, Politics and the State 10. Work, Unemployment and Leisure 11. Education 12. Culture and Identity 13. Communication and the Media 14. Methodology 15. Sociological Theory Bibliography Index

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Mike Haralambos wrote the first edition of Sociology Themes and Perspectives while a lecturer at Preston College in the late 1970s. Following the phenomenal success of the book he founded Causeway Press. He is involved in writing and editing for Social Sciences and is an active member of ATSS.Martin Holborn has authored the last three editions of Sociology Themes and Perspectives as well as co-authoring the recent Student Handbook. He is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at Preston College and as active member of the ATSS.

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"Excellent, got me to university and through it ... It was an easy read, explained the concepts in very simple terms and illustrated debate with clarity, whilst remaining a readable reference book ... it was so good that I loaned my copy out and it was never returned..." Review by an Access student on Amazon.co.uk"This book has been of great help to me during my first year at Greenwich University where I am studying a B.A. in Childhood Studies, especially the chapters on the family and education. I will be buying the new edition of this soon. It is definitely worth the money." Review by an undergraduate student on Amazon.co.uk"Continuing in the tradition of the 'blue bible', this book is so excellent simply because it is so comprehensive. An excellent all-round summary of sociology." Review by Mark Kirby, AS/A-level teacher and author, on Amazon.co.uk

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