The Student's Companion to Sociology
July 1997, ©1997, Wiley-Blackwell
Part II: Sociology and its Traditions: The Distinctive Character of Sociology.
Part III: Contemporary Sociological Engagement: Social Issues.
Part IV: Doing Sociology: Study and Research: Active Reading.
Part V: Directory and Resources.
Part VI: What Next?: Advice on Employment and Further Study.
Postscript: Potentials and Predicaments: The Editors.
Jon Gubbay is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of East Anglia. He has a wide range of research interests including the sociology of higher education curricula, housing satisfaction, research methods and class analysis. He is the author, with Rosemary Crompton, of Economy and Class Structure.
Chris Middleton lectures in sociology at the University of Sheffield, UK. He has written widely on the sociological history of class and gender and, more recently, on teaching in higher education.He is the principal editor of The Sociology Teaching Handbook, a sourcebook produced collaboratively by and for university teachers with the support of the British Sociological Association.
- Encourages a broader perspective on the learning experience and develops a questioning approach
- Stimulates students' interest in sociology by emphasizing how the discipline engages with the real world - both students and teachers will respond to the contemporaneity of its themes, issues and problems
- Places emphasis on transferable skills.