The seventh edition of this indispensable resource continues from strength to strength to provide a vibrant, engaging and authoritative introduction to sociology. Revised and updated throughout, it provides 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.
Preface to the Seventh Edition
What is Sociology?
Asking and Answering Sociological Questions
Theories and Perspectives
Globalization and Social Change
Cities and Urban Life
Work and the Economy
Social Interaction and Everyday Life
The Life Course
Families and Intimate Relationships
Health, Illness and Disability
Stratification and Social Class
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Welfare
Gender and Sexuality
Race, Ethnicity and Migration
Organizations and Networks
Crime and Deviance
Politics, Government and Social Movements
Nations, War and Terrorism
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. He is a very influential sociologist and social theorist and his many books include 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