Dorling brings together new material alongside a selection of his most recent writing on inequality from publications including the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, New Statesman, Financial Times and the China People's Daily. He explores whether we have now reached `peak inequality' and concludes by predicting what the future holds for Britain.
This original, thematic introduction to sociology encourages students to look afresh at a world they think they know. Taking readers through different ways of existing and acting in the world, such as 'believing' or 'educating', it covers all the key areas of first year study and equips students with the skills to think sociologically.
A cutting-edge and original analysis of contemporary social movements in a globalized world, providing a clear and comprehensive grounding in social movement and globalization theory and drawing on a range of case studies and examples from around the world, from Anonymous and 15-M/Indignados to the Zapatistas.
Under present social conditions, neither social theorists nor political scientists can afford to ignore one another. This book is a clear, structured account of the relationship between politics and social theory, examining both the political content of social theory, and how social theory has illuminated our understanding of politics.
While Georg Simmel is widely known, the impact of his work has been far from straightforward, with the ways in which his ideas have been taken up by later thinkers as complex and diverse as the ideas themselves.
A distinctive and accessible introductory text that presents social theory not as a specialist subject, but as a relevant resource for anyone wanting to explain social phenomenon. The text actively encourages those who are new to social theory, as well as more advanced students, to develop and practice their own capacities for social explanation.
An insightful and theoretically informed overview of street culture in various parts of the world - its origins, functions, manifestations and appeal - examining both its bearing on criminal lifestyles and on the cultivation of 'cool.' Contemporary examples and original research are used to evidence new ways of thinking about street culture today.
Identity and Belonging examines the interplay between self and society and in doing so explores the complex nature of 'who we are' and 'how we come to be' as individuals and as members of various social groups.
A stimulating, theoretically driven examination of the relationship between human rights and the globalizing process. In scrutinising the impacts of different aspects of globalization on the language and structure of human rights, the book gives readers a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the issues and questions key to the topic.
This wide-ranging study of the relations between work, consumption and capitalism draws on interdisciplinary research in cultural and economic sociology, history, marketing studies and cultural studies.
In this radical re-examination of the nature of old age, Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard reveal the emergence of a 'fourth age' that embodies the most feared and marginalised aspects of old age, conceptually linked to and yet distinct from traditional models of old age.
Whereas leisure was once treated as a social service, a business culture has swept through what remains of the voluntary and public sectors today.
The Business of Leisure addresses the trend towards commercialisation in the provision of leisure that has not only continued but accelerated since the 2004 publication of The Leisure Industries.
Fully updated and revised, the third edition of this popular textbook continues to introduce students to what anthropology is, what anthropologists do, how and what they contribute, and how even a limited knowledge of anthropology can help people succeed in today's world.
Students are encouraged to engage critically and personally with sociological ideas, and in the process learn how to interpret, use and reshape them. This revised second edition offers an ideal alternative to traditional texts for introductory Sociology modules.
This major new textbook uses lively prose and a series of carefully-crafted pedagogical features to both introduce Sociology as a discipline and to help students realize how deeply sociological issues impact on their own lives.
The foundational economy means those universally necessary goods and services that form the basis of a civilised life: everything from clean piped water to decent health care. In the last generation privatisation and outsourcing have degraded this provision. The book documents all this, and shows how it can renewed. -- .
The 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail runs along the Appalachian mountain range from Georgia to Maine. Every year about 2,000 individuals attempt to "thru-hike" the entire trail. Sociologist Kristi M. Fondren traces the stories of forty-six men and women who, for their own personal reasons, set out to conquer America's most well known, and arguably most social, long-distance hiking trail.
This book is about the narrative turn in sociology, an approach that views lived experience as constructed, at least in part, by the stories that people tell about it. It is organized around: family and place, the body, education and work, and the passage of time that tell a story about a life course and touch on enduring sociological topics.
Ronald Berger provides students with a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the key themes and controversies in disability studies. Illustrating the profound consequences of differing conceptions of physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments, Berger provides a solid foundation for making sense of disability as a social phenomenon.
Fascinating new account of punk's emergence as a fashion, musical form, attitude and aesthetic in Britain from 1976 to 1984. Matthew Worley reveals the ways in which punk was constructed, understood and utilised as a cultural medium against the backdrop of a 1970s Britain in deep social and political crisis.
The leading authorities in the field produced this comprehensive resource, which provides strategies and methods for fostering Transformative Learning (TL) practice in a wide variety of higher and adult education settings.
How has the Brexit vote affected EU migrants in the UK? This book presents a female Polish perspective, using findings from research carried out with economic migrants from Poland interviewed before and after the Brexit vote.
Today's students of social science must understand a variety of research methods. This new edition fully explores the logic of research, whilst aiding a critical understanding of practical, evidence based work. With new chapters, an original framework and updated examples, this book continues to be a primary resource for undergraduates.
Social life is in a constant process of change, and sociology can never stand still. As a result, sociology today is a theoretically diverse enterprise, covering a huge range of subjects and drawing on a broad array of research methods.
What can Sociology tell us about our personal lives, families and intimate relationships? Each chapter explores a familiar topic that illustrates how individual relationships and lives can be shaped by social contexts, and how personal choices shape the wider social world.