Sociology - Giddens, Anthony; Sutton, Philip W.
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Now in its eighth edition, this continues to be the indispensable guide to understanding the world we make and the lives we lead. Revised and updated throughout, it remains unrivalled in its vibrant, engaging and authoritative introduction to sociology. The authors provide a commanding overview of recent global developments and new ideas in sociology. Classic debates are also given careful coverage, with even the most complex ideas explained in an engaging way. Written in a fluent, easy-to-follow style, the book manages to be intellectually rigorous but still very accessible. With a strong…mehr

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Now in its eighth edition, this continues to be the indispensable guide to understanding the world we make and the lives we lead. Revised and updated throughout, it remains unrivalled in its vibrant, engaging and authoritative introduction to sociology. The authors provide a commanding overview of recent global developments and new ideas in sociology. Classic debates are also given careful coverage, with even the most complex ideas explained in an engaging way. Written in a fluent, easy-to-follow style, the book manages to be intellectually rigorous but still very accessible. With a strong focus on interactive pedagogy, it aims to engage and excite readers, helping them to see the enduring value of thinking sociologically. The eighth edition includes: a solid foundation in the basics of sociology: its purpose, methodology and theories; up-to-the-minute overviews of key topics in social life, from gender, personal life and poverty, to globalization, the media and politics; stimulating examples of what sociology has to say about key issues in our contemporary world, such as growing inequality, climate change and the rise of terrorism; a strong focus on global sociology and the ways that digital technologies are radically transforming our world; quality pedagogical features, such as 'Classic Studies' and 'Global Society' boxes, and 'Thinking Critically' reflection points, as well as end-of-chapter activities inviting readers to engage with popular culture and original research articles to gather sociological insights. The eighth edition sets the standard for introductory sociology. Complete with extensive supporting resources at www.politybooks.com/giddens, it is the ideal teaching text for first-year university and college courses, and will help to inspire a new generation of sociologists.
  • Produktdetails
  • Polity Press
  • Verlag: Wiley & Sons
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: .1A745696680, 1A745696680
  • 8. Aufl.
  • Erscheinungstermin: 3. März 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 259mm x 195mm x 53mm
  • Gewicht: 2674g
  • ISBN-13: 9780745696683
  • ISBN-10: 0745696686
  • Artikelnr.: 47115804
Autorenporträt
Anthony Giddens is the former director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is now a member of the House of Lords. His many books include Turbulent and Mighty Continent, The Third Way and The Consequences of Modernity.
Philip W. Sutton is an independent researcher, formerly of the University of Leeds and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction
1 What is Sociology?
2 Asking and Answering Sociological Questions
3 Theories and Perspectives
4 Globalization and Social Change
5 The Environment
6 Cities and Urban Life
7 Work and the Economy
8 Social Interaction and Daily Life
9 The Life Course
10 Families and Intimate Relationships
11 Health, Illness and Disability
12 Stratification and Social Class
13 Poverty, Social Exclusion and Welfare
14 Global Inequality
15 Gender and Sexuality
16 Race, Ethnicity and Migration
17 Religion
18 The Media
19 Education
20 Crime and Deviance
21 Politics, Government and Social Movements
22 Nations, War and Terrorism
Glossary

Introduction - TheSociological Perspective
1. C. Wright-Mills - Private Troubles, Public Issues
2. Anthony Giddens - The Scope of Sociology
3. Richard Jenkins - What is Sociology For?
Further Reading

PART 1 Theories of Society
4. Karl Marx - Human History as Class Conflict
5. Emile Durkheim - From Mechanical to Organic Solidarity
6. Sylvia Walby - Structuring Patriarchal Societies
7. Zygmunt Bauman - Intimations of Postmodernity
8. Anthony Giddens - Riding the Juggernaut of Modernity
Further Reading

PART 2 Research Methods
9. Alan Bryman - Quantitative versus Qualitative Methods?
10. Alan Buckingham & Peter Saunders - What is a SocialSurvey?
11. Barbara Merrill & Linden West - Researching IndividualLives
12. Philip Abrams - Sociology's Historical Imagination
13. Loïc Wacquant - Participant Observation / ObservantParticipation
Further Reading

PART 3 Natural and Urban Environments
14. Georg Simmel - Individuality in the Modern City
15. Richard Sennett - Creating Humane Cities
16. Saskia Sassen - The Global City
17. Riley E. Dunlap - A New Ecological Paradigm for Sociology
18. Anthony Giddens - A Politics for Global Warming
Further Reading

PART 4 Institutions and Organizations
19. Max Weber - The Spirit of Capitalism
20. Emile Durkheim - The Essence of Religion
21. Göran Therborn - Families in Global Perspective
22. John Taylor Gatto - The Hidden Curriculum - A Teacher'sView
23. Alan S. Blinder - Work in the Next Industrial Revolution
Further Reading

PART 5 Social Inequalities
24. Wendy Bottero - What is Social Stratification?
25. Simone De Beauvoir - Woman - The Second Sex?
26. Patricia Hill Collins - Intersecting Inequalities
27. Rosemary Crompton - The Rise, Fall and Rise of SocialClass
28. Colin Barnes, Geof Mercer & Tom Shakespeare - The SocialModel of Disability
Further Reading

PART 6 Relationships and the Life-course
29. Stephen Hunt - Life Cycle or Life Course?
30. Jeffrey Weeks - Social Constructions of Sexuality
31. Ulrich Beck & Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim -
The Normal Chaos of Love
32. Bill Bytheway - Ageing and Ageism
33. Norbert Elias - The Loneliness of the Dying
Further Reading

PART 7 Interaction and Communication
34. Erving Goffman - Presenting the Self in Social Life
35. Iris Marion Young - Throwing Like a Girl
36. Jack G. Shaheen - Hollywood's Misrepresentation of Arabs
37. James Slevin - The Internet Galaxy
38. Howard Rheingold - Building Virtual Communities
Further Reading

PART 8 Health and the Body
39. Bryan S. Turner - Defending Parsons' Sick Role
40. Lesley Doyal - What Makes Women Sick?
41. Mike Bury - The Experience of Illness and Recovery
42. Ivan Illich - The Problem with Medicine
43. Chris Shilling - Sociology and the Body
Further Reading

PART 9 Crime and Deviance
44. Emile Durkheim - The Normality of Deviance
45. Robert Merton - Crime as a Deviant Adaptation
46. Michel Foucault - The Birth of the Prison
47. John Braithwaite - Principles of Restorative Justice
48. David S. Wall - How Serious are 'Cybercrimes'?
Further Reading

PART 10 Political Sociology
49. Steven Lukes - Defining Power
50. Mary Kaldor - New Wars in a Global Age
51. David S. Meyer and Sidney Tarrow - The Social MovementSociety?
52. Walter Laqueur - The New Terrorism
53. Daniele Archibugi - Cosmopolitan Democracy
Further Reading

1. What is Sociology?

2. Globalisation and the Changing World

3: Asking and Answering Sociological Questions

4. Theoretical Thinking in Sociology

5. Social Interaction and Everyday Life

6. Socialisation, the Life-Course and Ageing

7. Families and Intimate Relationships

8. Health, Illness and Disability

9. Stratification and Class

10. Poverty, Social Exclusion & Welfare

11. Global Inequality and Population Growth

12. Sexuality and Gender

13. Ethnicity, Racism and Migration

14. Religion in Modern Society

15. The Mass Media

16. Organisations and Networks

17. Education

18. Work and Economic Life

19. Crime and Deviance

20. Political Power, Government and Terrorism

21. Cities and Urban Spaces

22. The Environment and Risk

Glossary

Bibliography

Introduction
The Sociological Perspective 1. C. Wright
Mills
Private Troubles, Public Issues 2. Anthony Giddens
The Scope of Sociology 3. Richard Jenkins
What is Sociology For? Further Reading PART 1 Theories of Society 4. Karl Marx
Human History as Class Conflict 5. Emile Durkheim
From Mechanical to Organic Solidarity 6. Sylvia Walby
Structuring Patriarchal Societies 7. Zygmunt Bauman
Intimations of Postmodernity 8. Anthony Giddens
Riding the Juggernaut of Modernity Further Reading PART 2 Research Methods 9. Alan Bryman
Quantitative versus Qualitative Methods? 10. Alan Buckingham & Peter Saunders
What is a Social Survey? 11. Barbara Merrill & Linden West
Researching Individual Lives 12. Philip Abrams
Sociology's Historical Imagination 13. Loïc Wacquant
Participant Observation / Observant Participation Further Reading PART 3 Natural and Urban Environments 14. Georg Simmel
Individuality in the Modern City 15. Richard Sennett
Creating Humane Cities 16. Saskia Sassen
The Global City 17. Riley E. Dunlap
A New Ecological Paradigm for Sociology 18. Anthony Giddens
A Politics for Global Warming Further Reading PART 4 Institutions and Organizations 19. Max Weber
The Spirit of Capitalism 20. Emile Durkheim
The Essence of Religion 21. Göran Therborn
Families in Global Perspective 22. John Taylor Gatto
The Hidden Curriculum
A Teacher's View 23. Alan S. Blinder
Work in the Next Industrial Revolution Further Reading PART 5 Social Inequalities 24. Wendy Bottero
What is Social Stratification? 25. Simone De Beauvoir
Woman
The Second Sex? 26. Patricia Hill Collins
Intersecting Inequalities 27. Rosemary Crompton
The Rise, Fall and Rise of Social Class 28. Colin Barnes, Geof Mercer & Tom Shakespeare
The Social Model of Disability Further Reading PART 6 Relationships and the Life
course 29. Stephen Hunt
Life Cycle or Life Course? 30. Jeffrey Weeks
Social Constructions of Sexuality 31. Ulrich Beck & Elisabeth Beck
Gernsheim
The Normal Chaos of Love 32. Bill Bytheway
Ageing and Ageism 33. Norbert Elias
The Loneliness of the Dying Further Reading PART 7 Interaction and Communication 34. Erving Goffman
Presenting the Self in Social Life 35. Iris Marion Young
Throwing Like a Girl 36. Jack G. Shaheen
Hollywood's Misrepresentation of Arabs 37. James Slevin
The Internet Galaxy 38. Howard Rheingold
Building Virtual Communities Further Reading PART 8 Health and the Body 39. Bryan S. Turner
Defending Parsons' Sick Role 40. Lesley Doyal
What Makes Women Sick? 41. Mike Bury
The Experience of Illness and Recovery 42. Ivan Illich
The Problem with Medicine 43. Chris Shilling
Sociology and the Body Further Reading PART 9 Crime and Deviance 44. Emile Durkheim
The Normality of Deviance 45. Robert Merton
Crime as a Deviant Adaptation 46. Michel Foucault
The Birth of the Prison 47. John Braithwaite
Principles of Restorative Justice 48. David S. Wall
How Serious are 'Cybercrimes'? Further Reading PART 10 Political Sociology 49. Steven Lukes
Defining Power 50. Mary Kaldor
New Wars in a Global Age 51. David S. Meyer and Sidney Tarrow
The Social Movement Society? 52. Walter Laqueur
The New Terrorism 53. Daniele Archibugi
Cosmopolitan Democracy Further Reading
Rezensionen
"Giddens's book is composed with verve and panache, yet it is extraordinarily learned and reliable. It really is fun to read ... We need to applaud Giddens for a superb text as well as his singular contribution to the standing of sociology today." -- Frank Webster, Times Higher Education Supplement

"There's no one on the planet with such a refined grasp of the practical and political significance of sociology as Anthony Giddens. This new edition of his best-selling textbook is his best yet." -- Anthony Elliott, Flinders University Australia

"With this new edition of Sociology, Anthony Giddens has done the seemingly impossible. He has lifted the best introductory text in sociology in the world to yet a further level of excellence. It is a great achievement." -- Ulrich Beck, London School of Economics

"I have a high opinion of Giddens's book, which I consider to be a comprehensive and lucid introduction to the major topics, debates and theoretical perspectives in sociology. It combines a detailed overview of the contemporary sociological landscape with sensitivity to the enduring debt that the discipline owes to earlier theorists." -- Mike Hawkins, Kingston University

"This new edition is fresh, engaging and topical. One particular feature is worth a mention: a striking introduction that catches the reader's attention right at the start is very effective educationally. I remain a fan of such pedagogical devices. The point is made economically and strikingly at the very beginning and is then carried through the chapter. Some of the chapters do this in an exemplary fashion." -- Nick Abercrombie, University of Lancaster

"The main reason for recommending Giddens's text over many of its competitors lies in the way that the book handles the various sociological specialisms. Although structured through specialist fields such as crime and deviance, families, gender and sexuality and so on, Giddens never loses sight of the general sociological perspective amid the welter of detailed and specialized knowledge. This introductory textbook stands out as a welcome antidote to the impression of fragmentation and diversity of the discipline which students often come away with from textbooks. Giddens still succeeds in demonstrating the continuing intellectual excitement of the sociological enterprise to all new students. For me, this is the foremost consideration when choosing a core introductory textbook and Giddens's Sociology is peerless in this regard." -- Phil Sutton, The Robert Gordon University

"The chapter ['Theoretical Thinking in Sociology'] is clearly written with a strong thread running throughout. Students will like the way in which it brings together many diverse social theories highlighting some of their main similarities and differences in a single chapter. This chapter was towards the end of the book in the fourth edition; moving it nearer to the front of the book in this new edition is an excellent idea and will give students an insight into the theoretical interpretations used by sociologists as they look at the issues discussed in the remaining chapters." -- Steve Williams, University of Glamorgan
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