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Written by a star cast of contributors, this introductory undergraduate text provides students with a rich, stimulating and authoritative account of key debates and issues in sociology today. Carefully structured and edited to take account of the undergraduate student reader's needs, the essays explore sociological understandings of a range of core topics and critically examines what key issues have emerged for debate from past and current research.

An essential guide to its subject, Sociology: Issues and Debates:
· Follows a clear and easy structure covering core topics in the discipline
· States the aims of each chapter for ease of reference
· Lists key words and concepts
· Contains chapter-by-chapter annotated reading lists and a comprehensive glossary


Description

Written by a star cast of contributors, this introductory undergraduate text provides students with a rich, stimulating and authoritative account of key debates and issues in sociology today. Carefully structured and edited to take account of the undergraduate student reader's needs, the essays explore sociological understandings of a range of core topics and critically examines what key issues have emerged for debate from past and current research.

An essential guide to its subject, Sociology: Issues and Debates:
· Follows a clear and easy structure covering core topics in the discipline
· States the aims of each chapter for ease of reference
· Lists key words and concepts
· Contains chapter-by-chapter annotated reading lists and a comprehensive glossary


Reviews

'In fourteen substantive chapters, Taylor and his co-authors offer a coherent and accessible account of the 'massive and diverse' enterprise that is contemporary sociology...The expertise in all chapters is evident in the authoritative account of how sociological thought and research in each area has reached its current state as a basis for discussing the indications and prospects for further work...The collection is exemplary. While accessible to lay readers as well as undergraduates, it does not compromise the scale or complexity of the topics addressed.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement


Contents

Sociology: The Individual and Society; S.Taylor
Methodology; RayPawson
From Classical to Modern Social Theory; Alan Swingewood
Power; Barry Hindess & Christine Helliwell
Class and Stratification; Rosemary Crompton
Women, Men and Gender Relations; Mary Maynard
Race and Ethnicity; Robert Miles & Stephen Small
Families, Households and Domestic Life; Stevi Jackson
Education; Robert Burgess & Andrew Parker
Religion; Grace Davie
The Mass Media; Natalie Fenton
Crime and Deviance; David Downes
Health and Illness; Steve Taylor
Work and Organisations; Glenn Morgan
Globalisation; Leslie Sklair


Authors

DR STEVE TAYLOR is based in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics. His publications include Durkheim and the Study of Suicide (Macmillan), Suicide (Addison Wesley Longman) and, with David Field, Sociology of Health and Health Care and Sociological Perspectives of Health, Illness and Health Care (both Blackwell Science).