Sociology: A Global Introduction Paperback – 24 Jul 2008
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From the Back Cover
A Global Introduction
Sociology: a global introduction represents a unique and complete learning resource for sociology students worldwide. International in outlook and culturally wide-ranging, it also reminds us that sociology is not entirely value free.
Unlike most textbooks, a narrative of social change and its attendant problems drives the text throughout. Each chapter addresses new forms that society is taking, showing progress but often at a price, and the long journey still to travel for a better world. Technology is also now embedded firmly in contemporary social life, and rapidly changing us. Thus new information technologies their uses and their problems as tools are discussed: Google searches, Wikipedia, YouTube.
New to this edition:
- Fully updated to include latest key debates, topics and data conflicts throughout the world, the Muslim world, African poverty, and the role of China in the twenty first century.
- New chapter on Disabilities, Care and the Humanitarian Society
- New Interlude sections integrate the chapter themes in each part through a specific focus: sport, food, global youth and biography
- Re-organised coverage of theory with new material on major modern theorists Mary Douglas, Martha Nussbaum, Stan Cohen, Manuel Castells, Ulrich Beck and Donna Haraway
- New boxes look at Living in the Twenty-First Century and Public Sociology
But this edition is also about helping you do sociology seeing, hearing, investigating and interacting as a sociologist. To that end, this edition includes other key new features:
- The Sociological E-Lab, for each chapter guidance on websites to investigate, DVDs to watch, reading to do, the big debates in sociology and questions to ask.
- New Part 6 Resources for Critical Thinking brings together key words, video lists, a major webliography, reading lists, YouTube and key organisations. It provides a key resource in itself for further investigation.
- Art and Sociology: Major works of art open each chapter and questions for discussion are in Part 6. A new visual sociology is suggested throughout
- Extensive Website Resources for lecturers and students link to and extend the book content. Visit the website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/plummer
Powerpoint lecture slides
Podcasts introducing sections and 'global voices'
'Big Vote' online with other students on key sociological debates
Key sociological concepts explored
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