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Global Sociology (3rd Edition)

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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...

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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.     

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  • A clear and engaging writing style, combined with pedagogy that encourages critical engagement with the text
  • Introduces core theory and the great minds of Sociology with Global Thinkers biography boxes
  • Carefully guides students through essential and cutting-edge topics in the discipline - from family and feminism to environment and economy
  • Supports learning with study-friendly features, including Pause to Reflect questions, Key Concept highlights and Definition glossary boxes





  • Incorporates coverage of the global financial crisis, the environment, family and intimacy, and technology
  • An improved companion website with resources for students at more advanced stages and for instructors
  • Updated further guidelines for primary sources and additional reading



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.
Just think for a moment of the ‘global events’ that are changing the world: 9/11, the financial crisis, climate change, Fukushima, the Arab Spring. They all came by total surprise, which means they are beyond our normal sociological categories and global in their scope and implications. That’s the reason why students and professors of sociology more than ever need the information in and inspiration from Global Sociology. – Ulrich Beck, University of Munich, Germany
From the slums of Brazil to the internet cafes of Iran, this book guides the reader through the complex, turbulent but endlessly fascinating terrain of a globalizing world. Elegantly written, rich in examples, very up to date and astonishingly comprehensive, it is the best possible introduction to the social scientific study of globalization. – David Inglis, University of Aberdeen, UK
This remarkably comprehensive textbook makes a convincing case for the study of sociology from a global perspective. Showing that globalization is indeed a powerful force in the contemporary world, the authors incorporate concrete global issues in their accessible presentation of changing social relations. – Manfred B. Steger, RMIT University, Australia, and University of Hawai’i-Manoa, USA
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ROBIN COHEN is Professorial Fellow at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford, UK.

PAUL KENNEDY is Reader in Sociology and Global Studies at the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

MAUD PERRIER is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol, UK.

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ROBIN COHEN is Professorial Fellow at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford, UK.

PAUL KENNEDY is Reader in Sociology and Global Studies at the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

MAUD PERRIER is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol, UK.

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