'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, BangorReviews 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
About the Author
TONY BILTON was formerly Principal Lecturer in Sociology at Anglia Polytechnic University.
KEVIN BONNETT is Professor and Director of the School of Social Sciences and Law, Sheffield Hallam University.
PIP JONES is Principal Lecturer in Sociology at Anglia Polytechnic University.
DAVID SKINNER is Head of Sociology and Politics at Anglia Polytechnic University.
MICHELLE STANWORTH was formerly Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Anglia Polytechnic University.
TONY LAWSON is Senior Lecturer in Social Science at the University of Leicester.
ANDREW WEBSTER is Professor of Sociology at the University of York.