Sociology For Dummies, UK Edition
Sociology For Dummies, UK Edition:
- Provides a general overview of what sociology is as well as an in-depth look at some of the major concepts and theories.
- Offers examples of how sociology can be applied and its importance to everyday life
- Features an in-depth look at social movements and political sociology
- Helps you discover how to conduct sociological research
- Offers advice and tips for thinking about the world in an objective way
Part I: The Basic Basics.
Chapter 1: Sociology: Getting Your Head around It.
Chapter 2: What Is Sociology, and Why Should I Care?
Chapter 3: Making It Up As They Went Along: The History of Sociology.
Chapter 4: Research Methods: Because You Can’t Put Society in a Test Tube.
Part II: Seeing Society Like a Sociologist.
Chapter 5: Socialisation: What is 'Culture,' and Where Can I Get Some?
Chapter 6: Microsociology: If Life Is a Game, What Are the Rules?
Part III: Equality and Inequality in Our Diverse World.
Chapter 7: Caught in the Web: The Power of Networks.
Chapter 8: Social Stratifi cation: We're All Equal, But Some of Us Are More Equal Than Others.
Chapter 9: Gender and Ethnicity: I Know My Race, But Where's the Finish Line?
Chapter 10: Ways of Belonging: Citizenship and National Identities.
Chapter 11: Getting Religion: Faith in the Modern World.
Chapter 12: Crime and Deviance: I Fought the Law . . . and I Won!
Part IV: All Together Now: The Ins and Outs of Social Organisation.
Chapter 13: Corporate Culture: The Study of Organisations (and Disorganisations).
Chapter 14: The Rules of the Game: Social Movements and Political Sociology.
Chapter 15: Urban Sociology and Demographics: (Ain’t No) Love in the Heart of the City.
Part V: Sociology and Your Life.
Chapter 16: The Family and the Life Course.
Chapter 17: Future Passed: Understanding Social Change.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Sociology Books That Don’t Feel Like Homework.
Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Use Sociological Insight in Everyday Life.
Chapter 20: Ten Myths About Society Busted by Sociology.
Nasar Meer, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University. He studied at Essex, Edinburgh, Bristol and Harvard Universities. Jay Gabler, PhD, is a writer, editor and college professor. Gabler received his PhD from Harvard University and now teaches at Rasmussen College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.