This introductory sociology text provides coverage of important areas, from patterns of inequality to sexual divisions in society. This edition has been revised, updated and redesigned, and includes additional diagrams, charts, information boxes and illustrations.
Print Book, English, 1996
Palgrave, New York, 1996
xviii, 683 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780333665114, 9780333665107, 0333665112, 0333665104
Preface to the Third Edition - Acknowledgements - PART 1: INTRODUCTION: STUDYING MODERN SOCIETY - Introduction - Living in Modernity - Globalisation - Classic Concepts in Sociology - Principles of Sociological Research - PART 2: SOCIAL DIVISION AND POWER - Understanding Stratification and Social Class - New Dynamics of Class - Gender - Race and Ethnicity - Politics and Power - PART 3: DIMENSIONS OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL LIFE - Education - Work and Non-work - Health, Illness and Medicine - Crime and Deviance - Theorising Modern Family Life - Knowledge, Belief and Religion - PART 4: THEORISING CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY - Sociology and Modernity - The Making of Social Life - Theorising the Future - Glossary - Reading List - Index