This fully revised and updated version of Anthony Giddens′s Sociology, now in its fifth edition, offers an unrivalled introduction for students new to the subject – lucid, lively, authoritative and original. Written by one of the world′s leading sociologists, this comprehensive textbook manages to be clear, accessible and jargon–free, but without oversimplifying complex debates.
Earlier editions of Sociology broke new ground by incorporating cutting–edge debates, such as the impact of globalisation, into an introductory text. This fifth edition remains a state of the art textbook, with fresh and engaging new material added throughout. While covering all of the core topics of sociology, the fifth edition also includes a great deal of substantive new material, ensuring that students are introduced to the most recent sociological debates. Throughout, the book weaves together classical and contemporary theory and data, and provides a wide range of everyday examples to which students can easily relate.
The fifth edition also benefits from:
∗ New discussions of global inequality, disability, ageing and the life course, risk, the network society, and terrorism, as well as many other additional and up–to–date topics.
∗ Numerous learning aids in every chapter, such as summary points, questions for further thought, and additional reading suggestions, which help to reinforce students′ knowledge.
∗ Lots of extra photographs, diagrams, case studies and cartoons, to bring ideas to life and fire students′ imaginations.
∗ High–quality supplementary resources on a dedicated website, including a full instructors′ manual and additional student aids, all specially designed to stimulate students′ learning and critical thinking.
The fifth edition of this classic textbook is an ideal teaching text for first–year university and college courses, and will be essential reading for all students who are looking for an exciting, authoritative and easy–to–follow introduction to sociology.
Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www.polity.co.uk/giddens5/
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2 Globalization and the Changing World
3 Asking and Answering Sociological Questions
4 Theoretical Thinking in Sociology
5 Social Interaction and Everyday Life
6 Socialization The LifeCourse and Ageing
7 Families and Intimate Relationships
8 Health Illness and Disability
9 Stratification and Class
15 The Media
16 Organizations and Networks
18 Work and Economic Life
19 Crime and Deviance
20 Politics Government and Terrorism
21 Cities and Urban Spaces
22 The Environment and Risk
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