Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Understanding Social Change by Anthony Heath

These essays not only describe the major changes in British society in recent years, but seek to understand and explain what is happening. One of the themes running through this book is that, while there have been rapid changes in overall levels, there have been slower changes in relativities, and this analytical distinction is absolutely fundamental to a proper understanding of contemporary society. The book also considers the wide variety of mechanisms that underlie these changes, in particular processes of social interaction. The complex and often ill-understood nature of these mechanisms may be a major reason why so much social reform has proved ineffective. The verdict on social reforms in education, gender inequalities and ethnic inequalities is rather negative; and sociologists have long been concerned about the unintended consequences of social action, and in the policy field these are frequent. By highlighting the complexities of the causal mechanisms, sociological research can make a major contribution to policy and public debate. While these papers do not claim that sociology will provide all the answers, they demonstrate that it has made real progress in understanding the social changes that Britain has experienced in recent decades.

Buy Understanding Social Change by Anthony Heath from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780197263143
ISBN-10: 0197263143
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 163mm x 27mm)
Pages: 375
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Understanding Social Change by Anthony Heath

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Understanding Social Change book by Anthony Heath and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Anthony Heath

Anthony F. Heath, Professor of Sociology, Oxford University John Ermisch, Professor of Sociology, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex Duncan Gallie, Professor of Sociology, Oxford University

Books By Anthony Heath

Hard Times by Anthony Heath
Paperback, February 2015
$26.99
Unequal Attainments by Anthony Heath
Hardback, October 2014
$126.85
Practicing Therapy by Anthony Heath
Paperback, August 1993
$24.26
Social Research and Social Reform by Anthony Heath
Hardback, November 1992
$301.46