The New Introducing Sociology by Peter Worsley

The New
Introducing Sociology by Frank Bechhofer
This edition draws upon recent findings of sociological research about a
rapidly changing society, upon both classical and contemporary theoretical
debates and upon public controversies over social policy in fields ranging
from the health service to the future of industry. The book begins with an
assessment of sociology as a discipline, which is then set against the
background of the history of global development and of contemporary divisions
in the world, especially the Third World. Successive chapters introduce the
reader to the special problems involved in researching society: the issues of
sex, gender and the family, especially those raised by the women’s movement;
changing patterns of health and illness and of medical therapy; the explosive
growth of the world’s cities and changes in community life; the
transformations of industry and of the nature of work in an epoch of mass
unemployment; ethnic and racial conflicts both at world level and within our
own society; the persistence of social order despite deep inequalities; and
the many ways in which people deviate from respectable models of behaviour.
The book ends with an overview of the main varieties of sociological theory.

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ISBN

0140135944

Condition

Used Very Good

Language

English

Pages

528

Year Published

1992

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

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