Families, Households, and Society

Author: Graham Allan,Graham Crow
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333693063
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
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Patterns of household and family life are changing radically, leading sociologists to develop new conceptualizations and understandings of the relationships involved. This book examines the character of these changes, exploring the growing diversity there is in people's domestic circumstances. It is particularly concerned with the blurred boundaries between households and families, and the tensions that can arise in the solidarities and obligations experienced as household and family processes unfold.

Introducing Sociology for AS Level

Author: Ken Browne
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745635601
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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The second edition of Ken Browne′s highly successful Introducing Sociology for AS–level provides in–depth and up–to–date coverage of the complete specification for AQA AS–level sociology. The first edition of this book was widely praised for its comprehensive coverage, and student–friendly style. In this second edition, all of the chapters have been revised to include new studies, reports and statistics. Key sociological terms are now systematically highlighted all the way through the book, and included in a comprehensive glossary, with fresh questions and activities added to develop and test students′ understanding further. Fuller consideration of issues of identity has been given throughout the text. More detailed advice has been provided on coursework, including a top–mark example to show students exactly what they have to do to achieve the highest grades. What′s more, two authentic exam questions are now included on every topic. Pitched at exactly the right level for AS sociology, the book provides all the tools necessary to help students achieve top grades, and a sound basis for progression to A2. A host of cartoons, photographs, graphs, tables, and spider diagrams help to enliven the text, as well as reinforcing key issues. Web sites and web–based activities are included throughout, encouraging students to engage with the most recent social changes, and developments in sociology. Although it assumes no previous knowledge of sociology, its dedicated and in–depth coverage of all the AQA′s AS topics provides a useful reference tool for the synoptic elements at A2. The second edition of Introducing Sociology for AS Level combines sociological rigour and accessibility in a way unrivalled by any other book at this level. It will be an invaluable resource to anyone following the AQA specifications.

The Sociology of Post-Colonial Societies

Economic Disparity, Cultural Diversity and Development
Author: J. E. Goldthorpe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521578004
Category: History
Page: 279
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An analysis of the disparity between rich and poor countries, and a discussion of the problems of the poor countries.


A Global Introduction
Author: John J. Macionis,Ken Plummer
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780131287464
Category: Social Science
Page: 786
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Third edition Sociology A Global IntroductionSociology: a global introduction represents a unique and complete learning resource for sociology students worldwide. International in outlook and culturally wide-ranging, it addresses the fundamental issue of how the modern world may be dramatically changing.Key features Sociology is made immediate and real, through diverse examples, illustration and statistical evidence A story is told. Consolidating previous editions' successful organisation, a broad picture of societies and cultures developing over time is painted. The globalised world order of today is shown in its richness full of contradiction, inequality and achievement. Cutting-edge coverage and argument, firmly grounded in topical issues and current debates, bring the subject to life, engaging, exciting and challenging the reader A range of in-text features encourages students to identify core themes and theories, critique arguments, compare and contrast, and investigate further. Extensive supplementary resources for lecturer and students assist and enrich teaching and learning New to this edition Fully updated to include latest debates and recent data New material on sport, disability and youth culture More on globalisation, consumption, identity and the body New 'Research in Action' feature presents methodology in context.

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.

Vietnam in a Changing World

Author: Carolyn Gates,Irene Noerlund,Vu Cao Dam Vu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136778047
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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The last two decades saw Vietnam largely isolated in the world, but during this time economic reform and development slowly gathered pace. Recent events have led to Vietnams rapid re-emergence into the world and an escalation of economic changes. A unique insight into these changes.

Changing Societies

Essential Sociology for Our Times
Author: Anthony M. Orum,John Wallace Claire Johnstone,Stephanie Riger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847693290
Category: Social Science
Page: 550
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Changing Societies offers a fresh, timely approach to sociology. Based upon nested theory, the book explains sociology through processes of global and local change showing how social change occurs in larger global or national structures and influences events that happen in students' immediate personal and social environments. At the same time, Changing Societies emphasizes that social change is a two-way street that we can influence the world in addition to being affected by it. Racial, ethnic, and gender differences are themes that are woven into every chapter of the book, showing how they affect stratification and inequality, and the workings of particular social institutions and processes. A concluding chapter not only explains agency and social movements, but involves students in activities that help them to think about and plan social action."


Critical Concepts in Sociology
Author: David Cheal
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415226332
Category: Families
Page: 465
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This international collection features the most influential scholarship published during the past few decades on the concept of the family and related issues. An invaluable resource for students and researchers alike, the four volumes cover the following themes: Vol. 1: Family Groups Vol. 2: Family and Gender Issues Vol. 3: Family Ties Vol. 4: Family and Society The scope offers an international range of material, and includes key work from the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, and Asia.

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.

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Author: Beryl Rawson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390759
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 664
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers

Families, Labour and Love

Family Diversity in a Changing World
Author: Maureen Baker
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774808491
Category: Education
Page: 320
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We think of our family life as very personal, but in fact it isshaped by influences well beyond our control. Families, Labour andLove identifies the ways in which family and personal life inthree 'settler' societies - Australia, New Zealand and Canada -has been shaped by colonisation, immigration, globalisation,demographic changes, law and policy. Richly illustrated with examples,comparative data and textual sources, Families, Labour andLove provides a broad-ranging analysis of the family which willappeal to students, researchers and policy-makers.

Society and the Official World

A Reintroduction to Sociology
Author: John A. Denton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780930390945
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com.

A Sociology of Family Life

Author: Deborah Chambers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745695345
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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New kinds of intimate relationships such as post-divorce families, co-habiting couples, ‘friends as family' and same-sex unions are now commonplace. This book explores the growing diversity of family life by presenting a comprehensive assessment of recent research and theory, and foregrounds new thinking about ‘family', parenting, childhood and personal life. A Sociology of Family Life queries notions of moral decline by revealing a remarkable persistence of commitment and reciprocity across cultures in traditional and new family relations. This insightful and innovative work examines factors such as gender, race, ethnic identity and new sexual lifestyles in relation to cultural customs, government policies and social inequalities. Global dimensions of intimate life are explored, including the impact of population policies on fertility in several nations; ethical dilemmas associated with reproductive technologies among different cultures; interdependencies between rich and poor nations through the globalization of domestic care; and transnational marriage strategies. This book will be indispensable for students across the social sciences interested in change in intimate relations. Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title


Industries, Images, and Audiences
Author: David Croteau,William Hoynes
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761987734
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 409
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The Third Edition of this popular text provides students with an overview of the entire media process, with an emphasis on how social forces influence the media and how media potentially affect society.

The SAGE Handbook of Sociology

Author: Craig Calhoun,Chris Rojek,Bryan S Turner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761968210
Category: Social Science
Page: 590
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Providing an authoritative guide to theory and method, the key sub-disciplines and the primary debates in contemporary sociology, this work brings together the leading authors to reflect on the condition of the discipline.

Sociology and Development

Author: Tony Barnett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134897995
Category: Social Science
Page: 244
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First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Demography, Society and Culture in Rural England, 1800-1930
Author: Barry Reay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521892223
Category: History
Page: 320
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This 1996 book uses a local study to explore some of the more significant societal changes of the modern western world.

Family and Social Change

The Household as a Process in an Industrializing Community
Author: Angelique Janssens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521892155
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 7753

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An innovative study examining the effects of nineteenth-century industrialisation on family life.