Sociology: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473611679

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Sociology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The text is split into four parts, with an emphasis throughout on understanding and treating all concepts with clarity and precision. The first part covers theoretical issues including research methods. Part two looks at the social environment, including urbanization, work, politics, religion and the mass media. The final two parts examine global society and the position of the individual. It is structured to mirror the way Sociology is taught on many A Level and university courses with each chapter covering a key introductory area. By the end you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sociology.
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Sociology

Author: Stephen Moore

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9780844236490

Category: Social Science

Page: 395

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'Teach Yourself Sociology' provides a comprehensive introduction to the principal areas of sociology, from the theories that underpin sociological study to the key issues that face us all at the end of the twentieth century.
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Catholicism: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

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Author: Peter Stanford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473615801

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CATHOLICISM, ALL IN ONE PLACE This is your go-to guide to the Catholic faith. It covers the basics and history of Catholicism, the Catholic Church today and teachings and traditions. It is your comprehensive and essential account of Catholic doctrine, faith and history. On the world stage, Catholicism is the largest of the branches of Christianity with over 1.2 billion followers. How has the Catholic Church's message reached into every corner of the globe, and what challenges does it face now and in the future? Catholicism: A Complete Introduction is a thorough and structured overview of the subject, covering the basics of the faith, the history of Catholicism, the role of the papacy, and teachings and traditions within the Church. It includes topics as diverse as the role of women in the Catholic Church, the celebrity of the Pope, and how 2000-year-old traditions still shape what it is to be a Catholic in the 21st century. Broken down into easy-to read parts, it includes insights, topic summaries and case studies to encourage further study and reflection. This edition also examines the 'Francis effect', the extraordinary global impact of the election of Pope Francis in 2013, and the shift his arrival has caused within and outside of the Church. Whether you simply want to expand your knowledge of the Catholic faith, or you're studying for an exam or essay, Catholicism: A Complete Introduction is your essential guide. ABOUT THE SERIES The Complete Introduction series is the ultimate one-stop guide for anyone wanting a comprehensive and accessible entry point into subjects as diverse as philosophy, mathematics, psychology and practical electronics. Loved by students and perfect for general readers who simply want to learn more about the world around them, these books are your first choice for discovering something new.
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Politics: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: Peter Joyce

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473601541

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This is your go-to guide to politics As the UK gears up for a snap general election on the back of a hotly contested and divisive referendum, there has never been a better time to discover more about politics and how it works. Politics: A Complete Introduction explains everything you need to know, giving you a comprehensive and easy-to-understand introduction to a complex subject. Inside you will learn about different political ideologies and systems, referendums, elections and electoral systems, political parties and party systems, protest, the media and politics, constitutions and human rights, what the courts do, and how the machinery of government is organised. It also covers the nation state in the modern world and international terrorism. Politics: A Complete Introduction is a jargon-free guide that will get you informed, fast.
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Sports Science: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

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Author: Simon Rea

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473614902

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Written by a Lecturer in Sport and Fitness with over ten years' experience in teaching and devising degree modules, Sports Science: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. Each chapter covers a key introductory area, so by the end of the book you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sport science. Starting with key points in anatomy and physiology, it covers sports psychology, biomechanics and also introduces sports nutrition, as well as how to plan research in sport. It is structured to mirror the way sports science is taught on many first year undergraduate and foundation degree courses. By the end you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sport science.
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Christianity: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

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Author: John Young,Greg Hoyland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473615771

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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'An exciting, engaging and intellectually serious book' Dr Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury 'I think it's brilliant!' Bishop Stephen Cottrell How is it that a faith that began in 1st century Palestine with a handful of followers has become the largest movement the world has ever known? Christianity: A Complete Introduction traces the story of the Christian faith from sandals to cyberspace. It describes the origins and key ideas of Christianity and gives an account of how it looks in the modern world. Socially, scientifically, economically and politically, Christianity today inhabits a very different world from that of Jesus of Nazareth and his early disciples. Yet it seems to possess an inherent ability to survive and thrive in the face of great change. It remains a compelling and powerful faith in the modern world, with a rich and diverse heritage. Whether you are preparing for an essay, studying for an exam, or simply want to expand your knowledge, Christianity: A Complete Introduction is your go-to guide.
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Understand Politics: A Teach Yourself Guide

Author: Peter Joyce

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071747684

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Go behind the scenes of politics from around the world Understand Politics is a complete introduction to politics and the workings of government. Focusing on the institutions of government and the political systems, it gives you an understanding of the operations of these political systems, the key political themes, and the differences that exist between them. Using contemporary examples from all over the world, this title is essential reading for all those who want to know more about our world today. Features: Fully updated to include discussions on recent international events such as the war on terrorism Packed with the knowledge to help you engage with contemporary political events Expert advice from an experienced university lecturer who has written extensively on politics, sociology and a variety of related topics One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of politics Topics include: Liberal democracy, Political ideologies, Elections and electoral systems, Parties and party systems, Pressure groups, The media, Constitutions, The executive branch of government, The bureaucracy, The legislative branch of government, The judiciary and law enforcement, Sub-national government, The nation state in the modern world
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Cambridge International AS and A Level Sociology Coursebook

Author: Chris Livesey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107673399

Category: Education

Page: 380

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This revised set of resources for Cambridge International AS and A Level Sociology syllabus (9699) is thoroughly updated for the latest syllabus. Written by a highly experienced author, the Coursebook provides comprehensive support for the syllabus. Accessible language combined with the clear, visually-engaging layout makes this an ideal resource for the course. Discussion of significant sociological research, case studies, explanation of key terms and questions within the text reinforce knowledge. Stimulating activities build interpretation and application as well as analytical and evaluation skills. Revision checklists help in consolidating understanding. The book provides complete exam support with each chapter culminating in exam-style questions and a further chapter dedicated to revision, and examination skills and practice. A Teacher's CD-ROM is also available.
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Sociology and Nursing

Author: Peter Morrall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415202275

Category: Medical

Page: 217

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This introductory text provides nurses with the foundations of a sociological understanding of health issues which they should find of great help in thinking about their work and the role of their profession. It explains the key sociological theories and debates with humour and imagination in a way which will encourage an inquisitive and reflective approach on the part of any student who engages with the text.
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