Each chapter of this particularly comprehensive and thoughtful Introduction to Sociology has the great virtue of being written by a particularly knowledgeable expert able to convey what it means to approach a topic sociologically. The book provides a perfect foundation for the first years of study for students who want to understand social reality through more complex and accurate analytical lenses. As such, it is an essential tool for undergraduate intellectual development.
An Introduction to Sociology provides new and up to date insights into persistent social issues. Through its 28 chapters, the volume covers topics ranging from digital society and the environment to migration and employment. Material is presented in an accessible format that will appeal to a wide range of readers from A-Level to undergraduates and will be a useful, practical teaching resource for lectures.
This superb introduction to sociological thinking and research covers a rich variety of themes and approaches. In a multifaceted way and with timely examples, it introduces both classical sociological research fields, such as working life and criminology, and rapidly developing fields of study on digital society and environmental sociology. Its up-to-date focus on decolonial and global perspectives, and intersectional perspectives on race, gender and class make it essential reading for new sociology students and inspiration to lecturers teaching sociology courses.
A helpful textbook for social work students who need to understand sociological ideas.
Comprehensive guide to sociology that includes current topic related focussed chapters which are useful on the health and social care programmes that I teach on. References included for each chapter and reflection/learning points help to build ideas for lessons.