Introduction to Australian Society
Updated and revised, this introductory text includes recent research and statistics, and deals with key issues affecting Australian society in the 1990s. Features include: an informal style; new chapters on technology, leisure, ageing, demography, health and religion; more applied emphasis for students interested in the human service professions such as education, healthcare and social work; and chapter overviews.
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