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Mastering Sociology (4th Edition)

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Red Globe Press

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Macmillan Master Series

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28 November 2001

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Mastering Sociology, now in its fourth edition, has been fully revised to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to this popular subject. Topics covered include: the terms and concepts of sociology, the family,...

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Mastering Sociology, now in its fourth edition, has been fully revised to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to this popular subject. Topics covered include: the terms and concepts of sociology, the family, education, demographic issues, and the political system. This book offers invaluable guidance on preparing for exams, writing coursework, and answering data response and stimulus questions effectively. It builds students' knowledge and confidence using self-test questions and answers, and includes extracts from original source materials as well as a glossary of sociological terms.

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Includes original source material providing comprehensive and detailed coverage of all aspects of sociology
Contains uptodate statistics presented in easytoread graphs and tables
Includes advice on writing course work and answering data response questions
Reinforces learning and understanding with specimen questions throughout, and answers at the end of the book

Preface
PART ONE: WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY
Sociology: Terms and Concepts
Sociological Method
PART TWO: THE FAMILY
Development and characteristics of the modern family
The changing nature of the modern British family
The stability of the family
PART THREE: THE SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
Informal and formal education
Changes in British Education
Ability and achievement
PART FOUR: SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION
Stratification
Wealth and income
Social mobility
PART FIVE: WORK AND LEISURE
The meaning of work
Rewards and conditions
The changing conditions of employment
PART SIX: DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF POPULATION
Population change in Britain
The effects of population
Migration
PART SEVEN: SOCIAL STABILITY AND CONTROL
The nature of social order
Agencies of social control
Crime and delinquencies
PART EIGHT: SOCIAL CHANGE
Reasons for social change
Processes of social change
Religion
PART NINE: THE POLITICAL SYSTEM
Forms of government
Pressure and interest groups
Voting behaviour
Answers to self-test questions
Glossary
Index.
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GERARD O'DONNELL has taught sociology for many years and has been Chief Examiner for the Oxford and Cambridge and Northern Boards, and Senior Examiner for the AEB. The author of several other books, he was formerly Principal of West Thames College, and was made O.B.E. for services to education in 1999.

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GERARD O'DONNELL has taught sociology for many years and has been Chief Examiner for the Oxford and Cambridge and Northern Boards, and Senior Examiner for the AEB. The author of several other books, he was formerly Principal of West Thames College, and was made O.B.E. for services to education in 1999.

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