Sociology: The Basics

Author: Ken Plummer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317403630

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2571

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the diverse ways of thinking about social life, Sociology: The Basics (second edition) examines: The scope, history and purpose of sociology. Ways of understanding society and ‘the social’. The state of the world we live in today. Suffering and social inequalities. Key tools for researching and thinking about society. The impact of the digital world and new technologies. The values and the role of sociology in making a better world for all. The reader is encouraged to think critically about the structures, meanings, histories and cultures found in the rapidly changing world we live in. With tasks to stimulate the sociological mind and suggestions for further reading both within the text and on an accompanying website, this book is essential reading for all those studying sociology and those with an interest in how the modern world works.
Release

Sociology

The Basics

Author: Martin Albrow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415172640

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 5733

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This is a book for anyone who wants to know what sociology is and what sociologists do. In a subject which has changed dramatically over the last twenty years, Sociology: The Basics offers the most up to date guide to the major topics and areas of debate. It covers among other things: * sociology and society * laws, morality and science * social relations * power and communication * society in the future * becoming a sociologist. Clearly written, concise and comprehensive, Sociology: The Basics will be an essential text for anyone thinking of studying the subject. Other titles in the Basics series include: Language: the Basics Pb 0415125413 Politics: the Basics Pb 0415102634 Philosophy: the Basics Pb 0415124964
Release

Subcultures: The Basics

Author: Ross Haenfler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134547633

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 1811

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Subcultures: The Basics is an accessible, engaging introduction to youth cultures in a global context. Blending theory and practice to examine a range of subcultural movements including hip hop in Japan, global graffiti writing crews, heavy metal in Europe and straight edge movements in the USA, this text answers the key questions posed by those new to the subject, including: What is a subculture? How do subcultures emerge, who participates and why? What is the relationship between deviance, resistance and the ‘mainstream’? How does society react to different subcultural movements? How has global media and virtual networking influenced subcultures? Is there a life ‘after’ subculture? Tracing the history and development of subcultures to the present day, with further reading and case studies throughout, this text is essential reading for all those studying youth culture in the contexts of sociology, cultural studies, media studies, anthropology and criminology.
Release

Education: The Basics

Author: Kay Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136673695

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 1779

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Education: The Basics is a wide ranging introduction to education as an academic subject, taking into account both theory and practice. Covering the study of education as whole, including the schooling system, the nature of knowledge and methods of teaching, this book takes into account the viewpoints of both teachers and pupils within international contexts.
Release

Criminology

The Basics

Author: Sandra Walklate

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415335546

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 4336

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Providing an international and comparative introduction to the discipline, this informative book is an accessible guide to the theoretical and practical approaches to the phenomena of crime.
Release

Criminology: The Basics

Author: Sandra Walklate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136701974

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 5630

DOWNLOAD NOW »

As crime continues to be a high profile issue troubling politicians, the public and the media alike, the study of criminology has boomed. Providing an international and comparative introduction to the discipline, Criminology: The Basics is an accessible guide to the theoretical and practical approaches to the phenomena of crime. Topics covered in this new edition include: challenging myths about crime and offenders the search for criminological explanation thinking about the victim of crime introduction to critical criminology crime prevention and the future of crime control looking to the future, cultural criminology and terrorism. Easy to read, concise and supported by a glossary of terms and pointers to further reading, Criminology: The Basics is a perfect introduction to this important and popular subject.
Release

White Racism

The Basics

Author: Joe R. Feagin,Vera Hernan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135960356

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 3381

DOWNLOAD NOW »

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Release

Body Studies: The Basics

Author: Niall Richardson,Adam Locks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317692624

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

View: 9822

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key concerns and debates surrounding the study of the sociological body, cutting across disciplines to cover topics which include: Nature vs. Culture: how we ‘build’ and transform our bodies Conformity and resistance in bodily practice Issues of body image – beauty, diet, exercise and age Sporting bodies and the pursuit of ideals Enfreakment, disability and monstrosity Cyborgs and virtual online bodies With further reading signposted throughout, this accessible book is essential reading for anyone studying the body through the lens of sociology, cultural studies, sports studies, media studies and gender studies; and all those with an interest in how the physical body can be a social construct.
Release

Disability

The Basics

Author: Tom Shakespeare

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317230167

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 7034

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Disability: The Basics is an engaging and accessible introduction to disability which explores the broad historical, social, environmental, economic and legal factors which affect the experiences of those living with an impairment or illness in contemporary society. The book explores key introductory topics including: the diversity of the disability experience; disability rights and advocacy; ways in which disabled people have been treated throughout history and in different parts of the world; the daily realities of living with an impairment or illness; health, education, employment and other services that exist to support and include disabled people; ethical issues at the beginning and end of life. Disability: The Basics aims to provide readers with an understanding of the lived experiences of disabled people and highlight the continuing gaps and barriers in social responses to the challenge of disability. This book is suitable for lay people, students of disability studies as well as students taking a disability module as part of a wider course within social work, health care, sociology, nursing, policy and media studies.
Release