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Health

Health

Peter Aggleton, Peter Aggleton
February 01, 1990

Written in a clear, accessible style, Health introduces students to the valuable contribution sociologists have made to understanding health, illness and disease. In so doing, it challenges the adequacy of biomedical models, contrasting them with explanations offered by positivist, interactionist,...

Social Class and Stratification

Social Class and Stratification

Peter Saunders
October 05, 1989

The questions raised by a study of class and inequality are important, but often complex. This book succeeds in making them understandable without oversimplifying, and its breadth, originality, and easy style will appeal to a wide readership. Peter Saunders covers theories of social class as well...

Work, Unemployment and Leisure

Work, Unemployment and Leisure

Rosemary Deem
September 01, 1988

Rosemary Deem provides students with a concise introduction to a range of issues and debates surrounding work, unemployment and leisure in contemporary societies. Beginning with an examination of the social and historical factors which have shaped work and leisure patterns in modern Britain, she...

The Sociology of Schools

The Sociology of Schools

Karen Chapman
May 16, 1986

The sociology of education is concerned not just with the abstract theory but with the day-to-day experiences of pupils and teachers. In this up-to-date account of the main developments in the subject, Karen Chapman shows how education offers a rich and varied field for sociologists, one easily...

Media Sociology

Media Sociology

David Barrat
May 15, 1986

The British post-war campaign to ban American horror comics neatly illustrates many of the pitfalls of media research. It is the first case-study used by David Barrat as he reviews this rapidly growing field of sociology. He gives a clear account of how and why sociologists have studied the media,...

Family

Family

Adrian Wilson
July 18, 1985

Adrian Wilson provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of the family. The book opens with a chapter on family structure, looking at the family historically and in cross-cultural perspective. Following this is a review first of theoretical approaches to the family, including functionalist,...

Age and Generation

Age and Generation

Mike O'Donnell
May 16, 1985

Age and Generation introduces students to the main sociological and anthropological issues surrounding this topic, from childhood to old age, and focuses, in particular, on youth culture....

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