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This updated and revised edition examines themes and perspectives in sociology. New topics covered in this edition include changes in the class structure, unemployment, new religious movements and structuralism. The chapter on methodology has been rewritten and enlarged.
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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.Review:
"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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