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From the Author
Broader coverage of key developments in the subject
This new edition extends the coverage of sociology to include both new topics and new approaches. The new chapters on culture and identity and on the mass media take full account of the 'cultural turn' in the subject. Increasingly influential concepts and approaches such as postmodernism, the sociology of modernity and globalization are integrated into existing chapters as well. Other improvements include comprehensive referencing and a two-colour format. Readers are welcome to contact me by e.mail with any queries or comments.
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