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INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY

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Sociology 9th Edition ANTHONY GIDDENS & PHILIP W. SUTTON Formerly of the London School of Economics and Political Science; formerly of the University of Leeds and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen “Giddens is the monarch of the introductory-text glen.” Times Higher Education The indispensable guide to understanding the world we make and the lives we lead. This thoroughly revised and updated ninth edition remains unrivalled in its vibrant, engaging and authoritative introduction to sociology. The authors provide a commanding overview of the latest global developments and new ideas in this fascinating subject. Classic debates are also given careful coverage, with even the most complex ideas explained in a straightforward way. Written in a fluent, easy-to-follow style, the book manages to be intellectually rigorous but still very accessible. With a strong focus on interactive pedagogy, it aims to engage and excite readers, helping them to see the enduring value of thinking sociologically. The ninth edition includes: • a solid foundation in the basics of sociology: its purpose, methodology and theories; • up-to-the-minute overviews of key topics in social life, from gender, personal life and poverty, to globalization, the media and politics; • stimulating examples of what sociology has to say about key issues in our contemporary world, such as climate change, growing inequality and rising polarization in societies across the world; • a strong focus on global connections and the ways that digital technologies are radically transforming our lives; • quality pedagogical features, such as ‘Classic Studies’ and ‘Global Society’ boxes, and ‘Thinking Critically’ reflection points, as well as end-of-chapter activities inviting readers to engage with popular culture and original research articles to gather sociological insights. The ninth edition sets the standard for introductory sociology in a complex world. It is the ideal teaching text for first-year university and college courses, and will help to inspire a new generation of sociologists. 260 x 195mm • 1104 pages • March 2021 PB • 978-1-5095-3922-2 • £29.99 / €36.90 Not available in North America ebook available

An Introduction to Sociology 5th Edition KEN BROWNE “In a world increasingly characterized by information overload, we are in ever more need of a guide who can separate the wheat from the chaff, who can show the difference between opinions and evidence, and perhaps most importantly indicate the ways in which research, when properly used by politicians and practitioners, can help to improve the lives of our fellow citizens. I am delighted once again to have the chance to recommend Ken Browne as just such a guide for anyone embarking upon the path to sociology.” Laurie Taylor, BBC Radio 4 Broadcaster and former Professor of Sociology at the University of York “The fifth edition continues to support and stretch GCSE sociology students through its use of clear, concise text that both informs and asks students to reflect on and question the world in which they live.” Chris Livesey, Sociology Central 246 x 189mm • 640 pages • 2019 PB • 978-1-5095-2800-4 • £21.99 / $39.95 / €26.90 / CND$47.95 ebook available

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Sociology: Introductory Readings 4th Edition Edited by ANTHONY GIDDENS & PHILIP W. SUTTON The fourth edition of this best-selling introductory reader has been thoroughly updated to offer a stimulating and wide-ranging set of readings for anyone who wishes to engage with the scope of sociological thought today. The book delivers a productive mix of classic, provocative and contemporary readings, highly readable and lively, yet retaining their critical bite. Whilst ideal as a companion to the ninth edition of Giddens and Sutton’s Sociology, the reader can equally be used independently or alongside other textbooks. Readings are grouped around ten key sociological themes, with a sustained emphasis on comparative, globally and historically informed work. The carefully curated collection ranges from studies of face-to-face interaction through to the analysis of large-scale global systems, covering both the theory and practice of sociology. Amongst the new selections in this volume are readings on the decolonial turn; the persistence of racism and activism for Black Lives; global health issues and the social impacts of COVID-19; digital sociology and the digitization of social life; feminist research and ongoing forms of misogyny; climate change and the Anthropocene; wealth inequality, populism and the rise of ‘fake news’. Each of the thematic sections is preceded by a discussion and followed by further reading to facilitate students’ comprehension and critical reflection. 246 x 189mm • 360 pages • December 2021 HB • 978-1-5095-4912-2 • £65.00 / €79.90 PB • 978-1-5095-4913-9 • £19.99 / €24.90 Not available in North America

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