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NEW SOCIOLOGY OF SCOTLAND, THE

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SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
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FORMAT
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PAGES
736 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
28 MAR 2017

DESCRIPTION

Written by a leading sociologist of Scotland, this ground-breaking new introduction is a comprehensive account of the social, political, economic and cultural processes at work in contemporary Scottish society. At a time of major uncertainty and transformation The New Sociology of Scotland explores every aspect of Scottish life. Placed firmly in the context of globalisation, the text: *examines a broad range of topics including race and ethnicity, social inequality, national identity, health, class, education, sport, media and culture, among many others. *looks at the ramifications of recent political events such as British General Election of 2015, the Scottish parliament election of May 2016, and the Brexit referendum of June 2016. *uses learning features such as further reading and discussion questions to stimulate students to engage critically with issues raised. Written in a lucid and accessible style, The New Sociology of Scotland is an indispensable guide for students of sociology and politics.

CONTENTS

When Was Scotland? Making Modern Scotland: The Story of the Twentieth Century What is Scotland? Scotland's People The Scottish Way of Death Who Runs Scotland? Inequality, Poverty and Power Making a Living Social Class and Social Opportunity Scottish Education and Scottish Society - Lindsay Paterson Gendering Scotland Social Order: Crime and Justice in Scotland - Susan McVie 'Race' and Ethnicity in Scotland Religion: Have Scots Become Godless People? - Steve Bruce Belonging: Placing People 'Nothing But Heather': Scotland as Country Wilful Fragments: Charactersing Scottish Culture National Identity: Who Do We Think We Are? Politics and National Identity 'My Granny was a Mctavish': Claiming Diaspora Identity Playing for the Nation Seeing Ourselves: The Media in Scotland Scotland and Stuff: The Sociology of Consumption and Life style Scotland and the World Epilogue Appendix: Timeline, 1900-2016