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Simply the best book for AS Sociology
on 21 September 2008
Ken Browne's 'Sociology For AS AQA' is an ideal textbook for those embarking on an AS course, particularly if they wish to develop a grasp of sociology in sufficient depth to enable them to make the transition to A2. The text comprehensively covers all the AS modules in the AQA's latest specification, including Culture and Identity, Families and Households, Wealth, Poverty and Welfare, Methods, Education and Health, and includes sections linking education and health to research methods. As it covers the entire specification, it provides choices for both students and teachers, making the book excellent value for money. The book is well organised, and explains involved and complex social issues and theoretical considerations in a clear, concise and easy to read manner, backed up with photos, diagrams, cartoons and activities, and reference to examples drawn from everyday life which students can relate to. This is the 3rd edition of Browne's book and is, in my view, the best version so far, not least because it is now in full colour and has far more illustrations.
It is far superior to his previous textbooks in terms of both its clarity and comprehensiveness, and its ease of access for students, without the dumbing down which the previous review referred to. I fully recommend this text as a real complete companion for students and teachers.