Sociology (2nd Edition)
This edition has been brought up to date using government statistics, academic journals and weeklies. There are also a number of new sections, such as an analysis of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia and an examination of...
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This edition has been brought up to date using government statistics, academic journals and weeklies. There are also a number of new sections, such as an analysis of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia and an examination of the upsurge in new forms of nationalism.
Sociology has established itself as the leading textbook in the field. The book has been acclaimed across the world for its lucidity, comprehensiveness and accessibility. The second edition of the text has been extensively revised and contains much new material. Throughout the book an effort has been made to secure the very latest empirical data and to present it in an attractive and involving way.;As in the first edition, the author includes a diversity of areas of discussion which barely figure at all in other introductory texts in sociology. The book contains, for example, extended analyses of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia, the upsurge of new forms of nationalism and ethnicity, the debate over the 'end of history' - as well as covering all the more orthodox areas of sociological work. The work maintains all the distinctive emphases which made it so widely used in its original form.;It is strongly comparative and accentuates the essential importance of globalising influences upon social life. Combining originality, liveliness and accuracy, the second edition of this major text is indispensable reading for anyone wanting to gain an informed understanding of the nature of modern societies today.
Anthony Giddens, a British sociologist, was educated at Hull, the London School of Economics, and Cambridge, and is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His interests have been varied, but they tend to focus on questions related to the macro-order. Much of his theoretical writing deals with stratification, class, and modernity. Although he has concentrated on dynamic issues of social structure, he has also examined how social psychological concerns are part of this broader order of human relations.
- Part 1 Introduction To Sociology: Sociology - Problems And Perspectives.
- Part 2 Culture, The Individual And Social Interaction: Culture And Society
- Socialization And The Life-cycle
- Social Interaction And Everyday Life
- Conformity And Deviance
- Gender And Sexuality. Part 3 Structures Of Power: Stratification And Class
- Ethnicity And Race
- Groups And Organizations
- Politics, Government And The State
- War And The Military. Part 4 Social Institutions: Kinship, Marriage And
- The Family
- Education, Communication And Media
- Work And Economic Life. Part 5 Social Change In The Modern World: The
- Globalizing Of Social Life
- Modern Urbanism
- Population, Health And Ageing
- Revolutions And Social Movements
- Social Change - Past, Present And Future. Part 6 Working And Sociology -
- Methods Of Research
- The Development Of Sociological Theory.