The Sociology Book

Author: Alexandra Beeden,Miezan Van Zyl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241182291

Category: Globalization

Page: 352

View: 2320


All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to sociology Part of the popular Big Ideas series, The Sociology Bookintroduces you to the subject that tells you all about what society is and what makes it tick. With over 80 ideas from the world's most renowned sociologists, covering topics as diverse as issues of equality, diversity, identity and human rights; the effects of globalization; the role of institutions, and the rise of urban living in modern society, this book details the key concepts of sociological thought. Discover all the big sociological ideas with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step 'mind maps'. You'll be brought up-to-date on sociological ideas from Jeffrey Alexander to Sharon Zukin, with easy to navigate step-by-step summaries which explain each idea in a nutshell. Plus biographies of key sociologists from around the world, giving a historical context to each idea. Whether you are a sociology student or just have an interest in the workings of society, The Sociology Book is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject

The Sociology Book

Author: Sarah Tomley,Mitchell Hobbs,Megan Todd,Marcus Weeks,DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241217016

Category: Social Science

Page: 662

View: 9822


Learn about how we organise our society in The Sociology Book. Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Sociology in this overview guide to the subject, brilliant for beginners looking to learn and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Sociology Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in. This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Sociology, with: - More than 80 ideas from the world's most renowned sociologists - Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts - A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout - Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding The Sociology Book is the perfect introduction to a range of societal issues, ranging from government and gender identity to inequalities and globalisation, aimed at adults with an interest in the subject and students wanting to gain more of an overview. Here you'll find biographies of key sociologists and social activists that give a historical context to each idea. Your Sociology Questions, Simply Explained This book explores the similar issues that affect us all; the tension between the needs of the individual and society, the changing workplace, and the role of everything from government to mass culture in our lives. If you thought it was difficult to learn about social theory, The Sociology Book presents key information in a clear layout. Learn about issues of equality, diversity, identity, and human rights; the role of institutions; and the rise of urban living in modern society, with superb mind maps and step-by-step summaries. The Big Ideas Series With millions of copies sold worldwide, The Sociology Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand.

The Sociology Student Writer's Manual and Reader's Guide

Author: William A. Johnson Jr.,Gregory M. Scott,Stephen M. Garrison

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144226697X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 3600


The Sociology Student Writer's Manual 7/E is a practical guide to research, reading, and writing in sociology. The Sociology Student Writer’s Manual and Reader’s Guide, Seventh Edition, is a set of instructions and exercises that sequentially develop citizenship, academic, and professional skills while providing students with knowledge about a wide range of sociological concepts, phenomena, and information sources. Part 1 begins by teaching students to read newspapers and other sociological media sources critically and analytically. It focuses on the crafts of writing and scholarship by providing the basics of grammar, style, formats and source citation, and then introduces students to a variety of rich information resources including the sociological journals and the Library of Congress. Part 2 prepares students to research, read, write, review, and critique sociology scholarship. Finally, Part 3 provides advanced exercises in observing culture, socialization, inequality, and ethnicity and race.

New Directions In The Sociology Of Health

Author: Geoff Payne,Pamela Abbott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135386765

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 2660


The sociology of medicine has come a long way from its origins in epidemiology and clinical practice. Like all specialist areas of study it has developed its own internal debates, over the years there has been a shift from a sociology in medicine to a sociology of medicine, and from a sociolgy of medicine, towards a sociology of health and illness. It is to the development of this latter perspective that this volume is addressed.

The Sociology of Intellectuals

Author: Simon Susen,Patrick Baert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319612107

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 7416


This volume offers an unprecedented account of recent and future developments in the sociology of intellectuals. It presents a critical exchange between two leading contemporary social theorists, Patrick Baert and Simon Susen, advancing debates at the cutting edge of scholarship on the changing role of intellectuals in the increasingly interconnected societies of the twenty-first century. The discussion centres on Baert’s most recent contribution to this field of inquiry, The Existentialist Moment: The Rise of Sartre as a Public Intellectual (2015), demonstrating that it has opened up hitherto barely explored avenues for the sociological study of intellectuals. In addition, the authors provide an overview of various alternative approaches that are available for understanding the sociology of intellectuals – such as those of Pierre Bourdieu, Randall Collins, and Neil Gross. In doing so, they grapple with the question of the extent to which intellectuals can play a constructive role in influencing social and political developments in the modern era. This insightful volume will appeal to students and scholars of the humanities and social sciences, particularly to those interested in social theory and the history of intellectual thought.

A Sociology of Ireland

Author: Hilary Tovey,Perry Share

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9780717135011

Category: Ireland

Page: 646

View: 6369


Reflects recent social developments with new chapters on Civil Society, Popular Culture and Everyday Life Has a strong central argument related to the nature of Irish society Looks at Ireland's positioning in a globalising world Considers a wide range of aspects of the social structure and culture Written in an accessible and interesting style Includes a comprehensive bibliography of Irish and overseas references Suitable for Sociology courses in Irish universities and Institutes of Technology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including general arts programmes, applied social studies, social studies/social work.

Scholarly Book Reviewing in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Author: Ylva Lindholm-Romantschuk

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

View: 8102


Unlike previous studies that have used techniques such as citation or co-citation analysis to measure scholarly communication, this book identifies scholarly monography as a primary means of communication in the humanities and social sciences. The diffusion and reception of this means of communication may be measured by examining book reviews in the scholarly journal literature, themselves significant indicators of scholarly communication.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Law

Author: Nicholas Sergeyevitch Timasheff

Publisher: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 440

View: 8046


The exiled Russian sociologist and legal scholar Nicholas S. Timasheff's place in the forefront of the sociology of law was established with the publication, in 1939, of "An Introduction to the Sociology of Law." His magnum opus articulates a systematic legal sociology. The book's title is misleading, giving the false impression that the volume is merely a textbook intended for classroom use. It is much more than this. "An Introduction to the Sociology of Law" is a sophisticated treatise that explains, precisely and methodically, the law as a social force. It makes two fundamental points: law can, indeed must, be studied by sociology, and law is a combination of socio-ethical and imperative coordination of human behavior. A continuing thread in "Introduction" is Timasheff's interest in the dialectical interplay between the positive law and the living law. What is more, he discusses at length what he considers to be the essential systems of thought and action in the social sciences. Timasheff sees sociology's purpose as the study of similar, related, or clusters of social phenomena. Accordingly, Timasheff's focus is principally on the law's causal reality. Several scholars have made a case for bestowing the title of "founder" of the sociology of law on Timasheff. Certainly the sociolegal theory and methodological prescriptions that he explicates in "An Introduction to the Sociology of Law" will inspire a new generation of law and society scholars. Many of the proposals that he makes merit elaboration, modification, and verification, and that effort must begin with the study of this monumental work.

Understanding the Sociology of Health

Author: Anne-Marie Barry,Chris Yuill

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781473929456

Category:

Page: 352

View: 356


Understanding the Sociology of Health, continues to offer an easy to read introduction to sociological theories essential to understanding the current health climate. Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this book shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist. The 4th edition includes: a global perspective with international examples a new chapter on health technologies a glossary, key concepts, chapter summaries and reflective questions Though aimed primarily at students on health and social care courses and professions allied to medicine, this textbook provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the social aspects of health.

Sport and Modern Social Theorists

Author: Richard Giulianotti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230523188

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

View: 538


Sport and Modern Social Theorists is an innovative and exciting new collection. The chapters are written by leading social analysts of sport from across the world, and examine the contributions of major social theorists towards our critical understanding of modern sport. Social theorists under critical examination include Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Adorno, Gramsci, Habermas, Merton, C.Wright Mills, Goffman, Giddens, Elias, Bourdieu and Foucault. This book will appeal to students and scholars of sport studies, cultural studies, modern social theory, and to social scientists generally.