Global Sociology

Author: Robin Cohen,Paul Kennedy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814716090

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Offering an innovative new approach to sociology that takes the global dimensions of the contemporary world as its overarching framework, Global Sociology is written in a style that is relevant and fresh for the undergraduate reader whether they have studied sociology before or approaching the subject for the first time. Carefully balancing contemporary sociological theory and concepts with arguments and concrete examples drawn from around the globe, Global Sociology highlights the scope and the importance of sociology for understanding the complex and fast-changing world in which we live. In twenty chapters, the authors consider an immensely rich and diverse range of material, from the emergence of global society and debates surrounding its social, political and economic structure, to topics such as migration, tourism, crime, drugs, famine, mass media, feminism and the environmental movement. The text includes an extensive glossary, boxed case studies, suggestions for classroom projects and seminar activities, and numerous graphs and illustrations. Accessibly written and jargon-free, Global Sociology is the ideal introduction to the topic for students.