Social Institutions

Author: Derik Gelderblom

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195780765

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

View: 3575

The Introduction to Sociology series aims to present foundational sociology in a unique way. The series introduces students to debates that are current and alive in modern sociology, especially those in southern Africa. As they move from topic to topic, students will build up an advanced repetoire of technical language and concepts. Discussions are always clear and accesible. Coherently structured with a developing and cumulative theme, each book is written in a lucid, logical, and organised way, promoting the fundamental skill of sequential argument that all students must learn at university level. In addition, exercises at the end of each book are carefully constructed to develop cognitive skills. This particular book, Social Institutions, is an introduction to the field in sociology, with an emphasis on the family and education, especially those issues relevant to southern Africa and the developing world. _

Contemporary Social Institutions

An Introduction to Institutional Sociology

Author: Constantine Maria Panunzio

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: 308

View: 3455


Sociology for Social Work

An Introduction

Author: Chris Yuill,Alastair Gibson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446200574

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 1278

This excellent textbook introduces the social work student to the field of sociology, illustrating how sociology is connected to and fundamental to effective social work practice. Each chapter applies theory to practice and is uniquely co-written by a sociologist, social worker and service user. A wide range of topics and subjects relevant to social work are covered, including: -Gender -Class -Ethnicity and race -Ageing -Health -Intimacies -Social exclusion -Crime and deviance -Communities -Disability The book comes with access to an exciting companion website offering the reader downloads, web links, powerpoint slides and case studies. Every chapter of the book further includes further case studies, along with lots of clear definitions of terms, and reflection points, making this book the essential introductory text for all social work students.

Sociology for Social Workers

Author: Anne Llewellyn,Lorraine Agu,David Mercer

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745636985

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

View: 5367

How can sociology contribute to positive social work practice? This introductory textbook uses pedagogical features such as chapter summaries, numerous examples, a glossary, activities and annotated further reading.

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: Ken Browne

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745632572

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 3608

Thoroughly revised and fully updated, An Introduction to Sociology gives concise yet comprehensive coverage of all the topics specified by the GCSE examining boards. The second edition was described by the AQA′s Chief Examiner for GCSE Sociology as establishing ′the standard for textbooks at this level′ – this new edition builds on the book′s existing achievements. New material is found throughout the book, including substantive new sections on gender, identity, citizenship, education, new social movements, poverty and the welfare state, religion, the mass media, work and leisure, and population. The book has been carefully designed to support and extend students′ learning. Each chapter begins with a summary of the key issues to be covered, and goes on to highlight important terms, which are then explained in a clear glossary. Summaries at the end of each chapter, a lively range of new activities and discussion points, the use of websites, as well as helpful suggestions for coursework, all add to the book′s value as a learning and teaching resource. Student–friendly cartoons, tables, diagrams, and photographs – and the re–designed internal lay–out – also enliven the text, making sociology seem exciting and relevant to students of all interests and abilities. The new edition of this highly successful textbook will prove invaluable to anyone taking an introductory sociology course, especially at GCSE and related levels. Students taking AS and A–level – as well as Access, nursing, and health and social care courses – will also find the book provides an easy and fun introduction to studying sociology.

Social Processes

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: Tamotsu Shibutani

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520050563

Category: Social Science

Page: 579

View: 2020

An introductory textbook to sociology.

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People

Author: Charles Zastrow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495809527

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 5948

The bestselling book on the market, Zastrow’s Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e is also acclaimed as the most comprehensive. Giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, the text examines contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems--equipping students with real-world insight they can put into practice. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today’s professional social worker, Zastrow encourages students to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. A wealth of social problems cases, exhibits, and tables helps students apply concepts and compare and contrast the issues. The Tenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest Standards updates as well as new and emerging issues from the field. Packed with cutting-edge coverage and comprehensive CSWE core content, Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e continues to inspire students while giving them true insight into real-world practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Steve Bruce

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606391

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 4698

Drawing on studies of social class, crime and deviance, work in bureaucracies, and changes in religious and political organizations, this Very Short Introduction explores the tension between the individual's role in society and society's role in shaping the individual, and demonstrates the value of sociology as a perspective for understanding the modern world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Sociology of Work


Author: Keith Grint

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745632505

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 6503

The third edition of this best-selling textbook has been carefully revised to provide an up-to-date, indispensable introduction to the sociology of work. It not only includes clear explanations of classic theories and evidence, but also covers the most cutting-edge research, data, and debates. In addition to being revised throughout, the book contains substantive new sections on globalisation, including global branding and slave labour, and a new chapter on the myths and realities of modern employment. Chapter-by-chapter, Keith Grint examines different sociological approaches to work, emphasising the links between social processes, the institutions of employment, and their social and domestic contexts. His use of an international range of empirical evidence helps to make his account especially accessible to undergraduate readers. The book has been specially designed to support students' understanding, and to develop their critical responses to the literature. Written in a lively and accessible style, it provides student-friendly chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, a glossary and practice essay questions. This third edition will be essential reading for students of the sociology of work, industrial sociology, organisational behaviour and industrial relations. Students studying business and management courses with a sociological component will also find the book invaluable.

Down to Earth Sociology

Introductory Readings

Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743267605

Category: Social Science

Page: 590

View: 9358

A latest edition of readings for the Introductory Sociology college market features thirty percent new articles that address current issues of contemporary sociology, from gender and politics to religion and AIDS, in a collection complemented by correlating charts that list key introductory textbooks. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Telecourse Guide for Exploring Society

Introduction to Sociology

Author: Jane A. Penney,William Kornblum

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534636777

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 8182


Introduction to Sociology

Author: Amy D'Olivo,Sonia Brown

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781626611122


Page: 164

View: 588

""What You Need to Know: An Introduction to Sociology" discusses grass roots issues and employs relatable examples to help readers see the immediate and important connection between their lives and the societies and cultures to which they belong. From the first chapter, students are encouraged to tap into their ""sociological imaginations"" to understand the applications of sociology and how it compares to other disciplines. They explore theories and learn systematic approaches to research. With this foundational understanding, students then study culture, socialization, social structures, interactions and institutions, and groups, organizations, and networks. The book also addresses deviance and social control, inequality, and social change. "What You Need to Know: An Introduction to Sociology" moves away from an overemphasis on details to focus on the ideas that make sociology both relevant and exciting. Jargon-free and accessible, "What You Need to Know: An Introduction to Sociology" is written for introductory courses in the discipline. Amy D'Olivo holds a Ph.D. in the sociology of religion from Drew University and is an associate professor of sociology and department chair at Centenary College. Her research interests include curriculum development for sociology. Her work has appeared in the "Journal of Men's Studies" and the "Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice." Sonia M. Brown holds an M.A. in sociology from DePaul University, an M.A. in social work from Loyola University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Rowan University. She is lecturer at Rutgers University. Her research interests include the examination of contemporary examples of social injustice/needs and access/success of marginalized groups in higher education.