Learn how to think like a sociologist with this short, up-to-date and accessible introduction to studying A Level Sociology or starting Sociology at university. Find out how sociology works and what it can do, as well as where it can take you.
Learn how to be a rigorous social researcher with this incisive and engaging book for students studying A level Sociology or starting sociology at university. Examine each major sociological method where research into crime, family life and education is explored in depth, and illustrated using classic and contemporary sociological studies.
This text is concerned with knowledge and how it is generated within complementary therapies: what kind of authority can be accorded to such knowledge; the nature of research agendas; and what ideas and skills are central to training and how they are transmitted.
This comparative text examines the rise of non-orthodox medicine and theorizes the changing nature of health care in modern societies. It engages with sociological debates on modernity and postmodernity, anthropological work.
This book examines concerns about complementary medicine in relation to a range of healing practices; acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, reflexology, Chi Kung, herbalism and osteopathy. The contributors to bring sociological, anthropological and practitioner perspectives to the debate about the future of complementary medicine.