Sociology: The Basics

Author: Ken Plummer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136943285

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the diverse ways of thinking about social life, Sociology: The Basics examines: the scope, history and purpose of sociology ways of understanding 'the social' the state of the world we live in today suffering and social inequalities key tools for researching and thinking about 'the social' the impact of new technologies. 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 webpage, this book is essential reading for all those studying sociology, and those with an interest in how the modern world works.
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Sociology

The Basics

Author: Martin Albrow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415172640

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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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
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Education: The Basics

Author: Kay Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136673695

Category: Education

Page: 192

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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.
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White Racism

The Basics

Author: Joe R. Feagin,Vera Hernan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135960356

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Body Studies: The Basics

Author: Niall Richardson,Adam Locks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317692624

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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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.
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Subcultures: The Basics

Author: Ross Haenfler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134547633

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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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.
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Sports Coaching: The Basics

Author: Laura Purdy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317487605

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

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Sports Coaching: The Basics is an engaging and provocative introduction to sports coaching which combines coaches’ views and experiences of their work with discussions and topical issues that feature in this fast-growing field. In doing so, coaches are placed at the centre of the discussions relating to philosophical, historical, sociological, psychological and pedagogical interpretations of contemporary practice. Consequently, the book prompts questions such as: What is coaching? What does it mean to be a coach? How do coaches influence athletes/players? How do coaches learn? What is it like to be a coach? In considering these questions, readers are encouraged to reflect upon their experiences of coaching and to start conversations with others about coaches’ work. Therefore, the book is of use for coaches, those interested in studying sports coaching, and coach educators or facilitators of coach learning initiatives.
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Criminology

The Basics

Author: Sandra Walklate

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415335546

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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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.
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