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 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.

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.

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

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.

An Introduction to Social Work Theory

Making Sense in Practice
Author: David Howe
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781857421385
Category: Social Science
Page: 182
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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

Making Sense of Society
Author: Ian Marsh
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9781405873574
Category: Social Science
Page: 831
View: 2801

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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.

Making Sense of Social Theory

A Practical Introduction
Author: Charles H. Powers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742530478
Category: Social Science
Page: 243
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In this short introductory sociology textbook, Powers (anthropology and sociology, Santa Clara U.) aims to provide a conceptual and historical map of the discipline, explain some of its major theoretical principles, and demonstrate the links between research and theory. He offers chapters on Durkhei

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


Author: Rudi Volti
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412924960
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 276
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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.

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

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.

An Introduction to Sociology


Author: Bryan S. R. Green,Edward A. Johns
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483135888
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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An Introduction to Sociology presents the theoretical approaches, the methods of inquiry, and the concepts with which sociologists attempt to order the intricate phenomena of social interaction. This book provides an illustration of particular investigations that may provide some insights into substantive features of society and social behavior. Organized into six chapters, this book starts with an overview of scientific proposition, which is the statement of a relationship between specified properties of events and objects. This text then explains the fundamental concepts that appear in the empirical and theoretical writings of sociologists. Other chapters present a discussion of what sociologists actually study, which includes the substantive areas of investigation and the aims of the investigation. This book discusses as well the institutionalized areas of society, including the family, the economy, and the polity. The final chapter deals with the theories of the middle-range. This book is a valuable resource for sociologists.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics


Author: Ronald Wardhaugh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405150211
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 432
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This fully revised textbook is a new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh’s popular and accessible An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics that reflects new developments in the field. Fully revised, with 130 new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date. Includes suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises. Features increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power Discusses topics such as language dialects, pidgins and creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning. Designed for introductory and post-introductory students, and ideal for courses including introduction to sociolinguistics, aspects of sociolinguistics, and language and society.

An Introduction to Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

A Critical Perspective
Author: Berch Berberoglu
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742524934
Category: Social Science
Page: 197
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This book provides a critical analysis of classical and contemporary social theory from a class perspective. It is concise, lucid, and well written.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness


Author: Kevin White
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761964001
Category: Social Science
Page: 196
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The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate that disease is socially produced and distributed. Becoming sick and unhealthy is not the result of individual misfortune or an accident of nature. It is a consequence of the social, political and economic organization of society. In developing this thesis, the author systematically introduces students to the major sociological explanations of the role and functions of medical explanations of disease. The book situates the student securely in the literature and provides a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological approaches. It draws out the essential features of the major sociological contributions and elucidates how an appreciation of the dynamics of class, gender, ethnicity and the sociology of knowledge challenges medical power.

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.

Sociology, Making Sense of the Social World


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490263942
Category: Education
Page: 128
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Sociology, Making Sense of the Social World. In this book, you will learn topics such as Social Change, Collective Behavior, and Social Action, The Dynamics of Social Behavior: Human Cultures, Social Structure, Groups, and Organizations, and Socialization: The Process of Becoming Human plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Power, Politics, and Society, An Introduction to Political Sociology

Sociology, Sociology
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478401915
Category: Education
Page: 73
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Power, Politics, and Society, An Introduction to Political Sociology. In this book, you will learn topics such as POLITICS, CULTURE, AND SOCIAL PROCESSES, THE POLITICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE: POLITICAL ECONOMY, THE POLITICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIAL RELATIONS, and POLITICAL PARTICIPATION plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.