An Introduction to Sociology
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By (author) J. E. Goldthorpe
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Introduction to Sociology by J. E. Goldthorpe
Book DescriptionThis has proved to be an excellent introduction to what sociology is and what kinds of information and useful knowledge the practice of this discipline provides. In discussing family structure, the relation between the economy and society, social class, social control, and religion, the author uses appropriate examples of African experience. For this third edition, Dr Goldthorpe has thoroughly revised the text to take account of the changes affecting men and women in contemporary societies. Major revisions have been made to the chapter on the family, in the light of recent research on child care. The chapter on social class has been extensively revised to incorporate new material (including work by the author's namesake J. H. Goldthorpe) on social mobility and inequality in contemporary societies, and the debate on socialism has been updated. Changes have been made too in the passages on hunting and food-gathering societies, and on peasants, while there has been a general up dating of statistics, references, and suggestions for further reading throughout.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521287791
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Feb-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. E. Goldthorpe
Sociology of Post-Colonial Societies, Hardback (August 1996)
An analysis of the disparity between rich and poor countries, and a discussion of the problems of the poor countries.
Family Life in Western Societies, Paperback (May 1987)» View all books by J. E. Goldthorpe
This book was first published in 1987, offering a masterly review and synthesis of the available literature on family life in western societies.
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