- Great Britain -- Social conditions
- 0745632580 (pbk.)
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- Includes index.
- Preface by Laurie Taylor; Introduction; to the Third Edition Acknowledgements; How to Use this Book Useful Websites; 1 INTRODUCING SOCIOLOGY What is Sociology? Some Key Introductory Ideas Consensus and Conflict Views of Society; Chapter Summary Key terms; 2 SOCIAL STRATIFICATION Social Stratification Systems of Stratification Four Views of Social Class The Class Structure of Britain; Chapter Summary Key terms Coursework Suggestions; 3 SOCIAL CLASS IN MODERN BRITAIN Class Inequalities Changes in the Class Structure Social Mobility; Chapter Summary Key terms Coursework Suggestions; 4 WEALTH, WELFARE, AND POVERTY Wealth and Income Poverty The Welfare State The Persistence of Poverty: Why the Poor Remain Poor; Chapter Summary Key Terms Coursework Suggestions; 5 GENDER Sex and gender. Gender and biology Gender and identity Gender stereotyping in Britain Are gender roles and identities changing? The sexual division of labour The changing status of women in Britain. Women at Work; Conclusion; Chapter Summary Key Terms Coursework Suggestions; 6 ETHNICITY AND RACE Race, Ethnicity, and Minority Ethnic Groups Ethnicity and Identity The Pattern of Immigration Who Are the Minority Ethnic Groups? Some Inequalities Facing Minority Ethnic Groups The Causes of Racism Are Relations between Ethnic Groups Improving?; Chapter Summary Key Terms Coursework Suggestions; 7 POWER, POLITICS, CITIZENSHIP AND PROTEST Types of Political System Citizenship Political Parties in Britain Influences on Voting Behaviour Why do People Abstain in Elections? Opinion Polls and Elections Influencing Decision-Making in a Democracy Is Britain a Democracy?; Chapter Summary Key Terms Coursework Suggestions; 8 THE MASS MEDIA The Power of the Media: Key Questions Formal Controls on the Media Ownership of the Mass Media The Mass Media, Public Opinion, and Social Control Bias in the Media: What Affects Media Content? Stereotyping and the Media Crime, Deviance and the Media The Effects of th.
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