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Making Sense of Society

Making Sense of Society

An Introduction to Sociology

  • Author: Ian Marsh
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 643
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This textbook has been specially written to meet the demands of students who may be studying sociology on a variety of different levels, but who all need to understand the fundamentals of sociological thought to make sense of the society around them. rather than learn by rote, and the material in the book has been designed to be as interactive as possible. Up-to-date case studies and data are used wherever appropriate. Each chapter contains a chapter outline, learning objectives, activities, boxed material (case studies, comparative material and definitions), a summary and suggestions for further reading.

Sociology

Sociology

Making Sense of Society

  • Author: Ian Marsh
  • Publisher: Editorial Dunken
  • ISBN: 9780582823129
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 804
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Building upon the success of previous editions, this fully revised third edition of Sociology: Making Sense of Society lays the foundations for a theoretically and methodologically robust understanding of the subject area. Key topics are examined in an accessible and rigorous manner, encouraging reflection within a wide social, cultural and historical context. Topical and relevant examples from across the world stimulate student interest and help apply the analysis. A carefully crafted structure immerses students first in sociological thinking, history, method, and practice before taking them into the main divisions and institutions in society. It also encourages them actively to participate in the understanding of sociology. New to this edition are: brand new chapters on Age and Nationalism, increased view of the UK and European experience within a wider-world view, as reflected in new World in Focus case study feature. New end-of-chapter 'link boxes' show connections across chapters and annotated weblinks encourage further investigation. Islamophobia, migration, masculinities, technology and cyber-culture, manipulation of and by the media, global inequalities, third-world debt and poverty. New website includes multiple-choice questions for student self-test and an Instructor's Manual containing lecturer support material and extra resources. The key Features include: primary excerpts encourage students to engage with original material; sets sociology firmly within a real world and applied context; and in-text features including 'Stop & think', 'Case study' and 'Closer look' boxes invite students to focus on key issues, investigate further and reflect upon their reading. End-of-chapter activities provide projects for discussion and extension of study and debate. Highly illustrated throughout with provocative images and informative diagrams and tables, this text is essential reading for undergraduate and advanced 'A' level sociology courses and of key interest to students across the social sciences.

Sociology

Sociology

Making Sense of Society

  • Author: Ian Marsh
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9781405873574
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 831
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Building upon the success of previous editions, this fourth edition of 'Sociology' lays the foundations for a theoretically and methodologically robust understanding of the subject area. Key topics are examined in an accessible and rigorous manner, encouraging reflection within a wide social, cultural and historical context.

American Society

American Society

An Introduction to Macrosociology

  • Author: Daniel W. Rossides
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9781882289042
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 673
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This text invites students to pursue a career in sociology, entices others to consider advanced courses, and yet serves those who will take but one sociology course. This basic textbook for Introduction to Sociology can also serve well in courses in American Society.

An Introduction to Social Work Theory

An Introduction to Social Work Theory

Making Sense in Practice

  • Author: David Howe
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9781857421385
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 182
  • View: 8966
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Social workers need to recognize the critical role that theory plays both in the way they make sense of what is going on and in the way they order their work. Such recognition clarifies practice for both the worker and the client. This classic text provides a framework to help social workers develop an understanding of the theories which inescapably underpin their thoughts and actions. The result is a stimulating guide to social work theory which is proven to help social workers both to understand their practices and to practise in a disciplined and imaginative way.

Sociology in Perspective

Sociology in Perspective

  • Author: Mark Kirby
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435331603
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: 831
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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Making Sense of Sports

Making Sense of Sports

  • Author: Ellis Cashmore
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415552206
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 586
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This book looks at sport not just as recreation, but as an integral part of contemporary culture, with connections to industry, commerce and politics. It explores the history and theories of sport, and touches on more controversial issues.

The Drug Paradox

The Drug Paradox

An Introduction to the Sociology of Psychoactive Substances in Canada

  • Author: Tara L. Bruno,Rick Csiernik
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars
  • ISBN: 1773380524
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 330
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Why are some drugs considered socially acceptable while others are demonized? What makes these definitions so widespread? Who benefits from these conceptualizations? The Drug Paradox examines both the empirically founded and the socially constructed facets of drugs and drug use, highlighting the incongruous aspects of laws, policies, and programming that aim to address behaviours around drugs. The authors explore this paradox, arguing that Canada’s punitive approach to addressing drug use continues to exist alongside harm-reduction strategies and that these competing approaches ultimately impede Canada’s ability to deal effectively with substance misuse. Using a policy-oriented approach while also emphasizing the utility of a multifaceted biopsychosocial model, this text provides students with a foundation in the sociology of psychoactive substances in the Canadian context. It covers a broad range of issues—models of addiction, the history of Canada’s drug laws, media representation, government responses to substance use, and international perspectives on drug policy—and addresses various research areas that are important for students to consider when trying to make sense of the competing discourses on drugs in society. The Drug Paradox is ideal for use in sociology courses on drugs and drug use and will also appeal to those focusing on drug use from a criminology, public health, or policy perspective.

Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology

An Introduction

  • Author: Hannah Bradby
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446202518
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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What are the limits of medical power? How has sociology helped to make sense of illness, disease, choice and risk? What are the challenges to medical practice? This timely and assured text provides lecturers and students with a well informed, penetrating analysis of the key questions in medicine and society. The book is divided into three sections. It opens with a well judged account of the context of health and illness. It moves on to examine the process and experience of illness. Finally, it examines how health care is negotiated and delivered. The result is an accessible, coherent and lively book that has wide inter-disciplinary appeal to students of medical sociology, medical care and health management.

Sports Coaching Cultures

Sports Coaching Cultures

From Practice to Theory

  • Author: Robyn L. Jones,Kathleen M. Armour,Paul Potrac
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415328524
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 185
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Sports Coaching Cultures is about expert coaches and the ways in which their individual life and career experiences lead to their personal beliefs about effective coaching.

An Introduction to Sociology

An Introduction to Sociology

Feminist Perspectives

  • Author: Pamela Abbott,Melissa Tyler,Claire Wallace
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134382448
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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This third edition of this best-selling book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern. Completely revised, this edition includes: new chapters on sexuality and the media additional material on race and ethnicity, disability and the body many new international and comparative examples the influence of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies. In addition, the theoretical elements have also been fully rethought in light of recent developments in social theory. Written by three experienced teachers and examiners, this book gives students of sociology and women's studies an accessible overview of the feminist contribution to all the key areas of sociological concern.

Making Sense of Social Theory

Making Sense of Social Theory

A Practical Introduction

  • Author: Charles H. Powers
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9781442201194
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 281
  • View: 1918
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Making Sense of Social Theory is unusual in treating sociology as a real science with a body of understandable, robust, and powerful theoretical insights. These theoretical insights are formalized in twelve simple axioms and twenty-three more detailed principles readers can use to predict (1) differences among people in how they think, feel, and respond, (b) changes in the structure, culture, and effectiveness of organizations, and (c) trends in societal values, conflict, and priorities.

Whiteness

Whiteness

An Introduction

  • Author: Steve Garner
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134140592
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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What is whiteness? Why is it worth using as a tool in the social sciences? Making sociological sense of the idea of whiteness, this book skilfully argues how this concept can help us understand contemporary societies. If one of sociology's objectives is to make the familiar unfamiliar in order to gain heightened understanding, then whiteness offers a perfect opportunity to do so. Leaning firstly on the North American corpus, this key book critically engages with writings on the formation of white identities in Britain, Ireland and the Americas, using multidisciplinary sources. Empirical work done in the UK, including the author's own, is developed in order to suggest how whiteness functions in Britain. Bringing an emphasis on empirical work to a heavily theorized area, this important text synthesizes and reviews existing work, incorporates multidisciplinary sources of interest to those outside the sociology sphere, and features concise chapters which will engage undergraduates. Garner deftly argues that whiteness is a multifaceted, contingent and fluid identity, and that it must be incorporated into any contemporary understandings of racism as a system of power relationships in both its local and global forms.

Childhood and Society

Childhood and Society

  • Author: Michael Wyness
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137295716
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
  • View: 1858
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Where can we draw the line between childhood and adulthood? To what extent is childhood a social construction? How do children make sense of their own social worlds? And do children have control over their social environments? Childhood and Society 2e explores these questions and key sociological debates to provide a thorough introduction to the sociology of childhood. The second edition takes account of cutting edge research and shows how contemporary practices are impacting on childhood in today's world. In particular, the book: • Gives clear guidance on how children have been, and continue to be, theorized • Shows how technology shapes children's play, communication and cultures • Discusses international case studies that reflect on childhood in a global age • Assesses the ethical and methodological issues in researching children's lives • Includes a new chapter on child labour, reflecting on the relationship between work and schooling With fresh insights into research, theory and policy, this text takes a truly global view on controversial issues in the field, from poverty and children's rights to the media and consumerism. It is an indispensable text for students of sociology, childhood studies, education and social policy.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Education

An Introduction to the Sociology of Education

  • Author: Karl Mannheim,W. A. C. Stewart
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415150859
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 187
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First published in 1962. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

An Introduction to Sociology

An Introduction to Sociology

  • Author: Ken Browne
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745632572
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 488
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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.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations

An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations

  • Author: Rudi Volti
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 1412924960
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 276
  • View: 6905
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"Connecting work and occupations to the key subjects of sociological inquiry - social and technological change, race, ethnicity, gender, social class, education, social networks, and modes of organization - An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations introduces students to highly relevant analyses of today's industrial and postindustrial society. Succinct yet comprehensive, this text provides useful analysis of a broad range of topics, covering the changes in the world of work from hunting and gathering to today's Information Age. Featuring a broad range of topics, this unique text provides crucial insight into how life and work are evolving in the 21st century." "This text is valuable for upper-level undergraduate courses such as Sociology of Work and related courses in departments of sociology, organizational behavior, economics, human resource management, and organizational studies."--Jacket.

The Basics of Sociology

The Basics of Sociology

  • Author: Kathy S. Stolley
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313323874
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 302
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Provides an introduction to core concepts in sociology. Presents both classic studies and current references to illustrate sociological concepts. Examines what sociology is, why sociology is important, and why we study it. Demonstrates how various social forces impact our lives and form our social experiences.

Making Sense of Women's Lives

Making Sense of Women's Lives

An Introduction to Women's Studies

  • Author: Michelle Plott,Lauri Umansky
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780939693535
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 572
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Making Sense of Women's Lives presents a wide range of writings about women's lives in the United States. Michele Plott and Lauri Umansky have drawn on their experiences as both students and professors to assemble the collection. Seeking to provide as full a sampling from a diverse and intellectually vibrant field as one volume permits, the editors have also chosen writing that makes an enjoyable read. A few of the selections here represent the undisputed 'classics' of the field. More of them constitute simply the works, drawn from academic and nonacademic sources alike, that could make a difference in understanding what it means to be female in America. Making Sense of Women's Lives is intended as the primary text in Women's Studies courses. With that usage in mind, Plott and Umansky have provided brief introductions to each article to help students understand the author's perspectives. Thought and discussion questions follow each selection. The book contains, as well, numerous "Flash Exercises" suggestions for class exercises and activities. The editors have used these activities in their courses over the past decade, in conjunction with readings in this volume, and have found that the full complement of materials coalesces into an intellectually powerful introduction to Women's Studies. A Collegiate Press book

Sociology : Making Sense of the Social World

Sociology : Making Sense of the Social World

  • Author: Schwartz, Mary Ann,Scott, BarBara Marliene,Vanderplaat, Madine M. L
  • Publisher: Allyn and Bacon
  • ISBN: 9780205292462
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: 491
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This text is designed for courses in Introductory Sociology. This Canadian adaptation of Sociology: Making Sense of the Social World presents a critical introduction to sociology, focusing on social change from macro and micro perspectives. The text integrates themes of race, class and gender throughout, and challenges students to think critically about their world.