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.

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

Sociology in Perspective


Author: Mark Kirby
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435331603
Category: Sociology
Page: 831
View: 1934

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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: Mike Keating
Publisher: Editorial Dunken
ISBN: 9780582823129
Category: Social Science
Page: 804
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Providing a broad introduction to sociology, the third edition of Sociology: Making sense of sociology lays the foundations for a theoretically and methodologically robust understanding of the subject area. Key topics encourage critical reflection within a wide social, cultural and historical context. Issues are explored against the backdrop of a UK, European and wider-world context to offer students a balanced view in a globalising age. Topical examples from across the world stimulate student interest and apply the analysis.

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 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.

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.

Public Sociology

An introduction to Australian society
Author: John Germov,Marilyn Poole
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 176087034X
Category: Social Science
Page: 624
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From the future of work to the nature of our closest relationships, how do we understand the links between our personal troubles and wider public issues in society today? Now into its fourth edition, Public Sociology continues to highlight the relevance of a grounded sociological perspective to Australian social life, as well as encouraging students to apply a sociological gaze to their own lives and the communities in which they live. Public Sociology presents a wide range of topics in a user-friendly and accessible way, introducing key theories and research methods, and exploring core themes, including youth, families and intimate relationships, class and inequality and race and ethnic relations. All chapters have been extensively revised to bring them up to date in a fast-changing social world, reflecting the latest sociological debates in response to changing lifestyles and evolving political landscapes. In addition to updated statistics and research findings, an expanded glossary and the latest citations to the scholarly literature, the text features a completely new chapter on gender and sexualities with expanded discussion of LGBTIQ+. This new edition also explores contemporary issues ranging from the #MeToo movement to marriage equality, fake news and 'alt facts'. This is the essential sociological reference to help students make sense of a complex and challenging world. NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION: * A new chapter on gender and sexualities and expanded discussion of intersectionality * Exploration of the latest social issues including #MeToo, rising inequality, and the 'post-truth' age * All chapters thoroughly revised and updated with the latest research * Updated book website with extra readings, YouTube clips, and case studies * A new feature, Visual Sociology, helps the reader analyse the power of visual messaging 'With a firm base in the richest traditions of the discipline and with a remarkably approachable format, this book offers an excellent introduction to a wide array of sociology's concerns, making it suitable for all Australian social science undergraduates.' Gary Wickham, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Murdoch University 'A sophisticated yet accessible introduction to social identities, differences and inequalities, and social transformations.' Jo Lindsay, Professor in Sociology, Monash University 'Sweeping and lucid ... communicates with ease and simplicity.' Toni Makkai, Emeritus Professor, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University

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.

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 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.

Sociology

An Introductory Textbook and Reader
Author: Daniel Nehring,Ken Plummer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317861744
Category: Social Science
Page: 550
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This groundbreaking new introduction to sociology is an innovative hybrid textbook and reader. Combining seminal scholarly works, contextual narrative and in-text didactic materials, it presents a rich, layered and comprehensive introduction to the discipline. Its unique approach will help inspire a creative, critical, and analytically sophisticated sociological imagination, making sense of society and the many small and large problems it poses.

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.

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

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.

The Social Lens

An Invitation to Social and Sociological Theory
Author: Kenneth Allan
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412914108
Category: Social Science
Page: 607
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The Social Lens: An Invitation to Social and Sociological Theory covers the key thinkers in Western thought for the past 200 years. Written in a conversational style that is both appealing and provocative, this text uses real life examples to draw readers in and invite them to consider the ideas that have shaped our understanding of society.