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Global Sociology
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GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY

PAPERBACK BY COHEN, ROBIN; KENNEDY, PAUL

£33.99

ISBN
9780230293748
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE
 
 
EDITION
3RD ED. 2012
PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
488 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
02 NOV 2012

DESCRIPTION

A core introduction to Sociology that puts global issues at the heart of its discussion. From recessions and revolutions to social media and migration, this third edition is fully updated to explore just how these issues can help us to understand the role of Sociology in our world today. With clear writing and infectious enthusiasm for its topic, it evaluates the connections between everyday experiences and larger processes. Combining discussion of global challenges with an emphasis on critical thinking, this lively text offers an engaging introduction, ideally suited for first-year Sociology modules. In addition, it can be used as a standalone text on more specialised modules on Globalisation, or as complimentary reading on courses dealing with issues such as Work, Class and Gender, Race, Crime or Leisure from a global perspective.

CONTENTS

Introduction.- PART ONE: INTERPRETATIONS.- The Making of Global Sociology.- Thinking Globally.- Modernity and the Evolution of World Society.- Work, Production and Finance.- Political Sociology: Changing Nation-States.- PART TWO: DIVISIONS.- Global Inequalities: The Victims.- Class, Income and Wealth.- Gender and Sexualities.- Race, Ethnicity and Intersectionality.- Corporate Power and Social Responsibility.- Crime, Terrorism and Violence.- PART THREE: EXPERIENCES.- Population and Migration.- Globalization, Families and Social Change.- Consuming Culture.- Lifestyle and Leisure.- Media and the Digital Age.- Global Religions.- Urban Life.- PART FOUR: DYNAMICS AND CHALLENGES.- Global Civil Society and Political Activism.- Towards an Environmentally Safe World.- Identities and Belonging.- Conclusion: Global Uncertainties and Ways Forward.