DescriptionThis superlative Companion provides a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the discipline of Sociology.
1. Discovering Sociology Personal Accounts: John Rex (University of Warwick).
2. Discovering Sociology Personal Accounts: Frances Heidensohn (Goldsmith's College, University of London).
3. Discovering Sociology Personal Accounts: William P. Kuvlesky (Texas A & M University).
The Sociological Imagination:.
4. From Personal Troubles to Public Issues: Glenn Goodwin (Pitzer College).
5. From Public Issues to Private Troubles: Martin Shaw (University of Sussex).
The Public Impact of Sociology:.
6. The Black Report and the Politics of Health in Britain: Nicolette Hart (University of California, Los Angeles).
7. The Public Impact of Sociology: Public Broadcasting and the Public Interest: Jerry Starr (West Virginia University).
Part II: Sociology and its Traditions: The Distinctive Character of Sociology:.
8. Founders and Classics: Jonathan Turner (University of California, Riverside).
9. Everything From Crabs to Islam: On the Relation Between Sociologists and Their Intellectual Neighbours: David Lee (University of Essex).
10. Sociology as both Humanist and Scientific: Chet Ballard (Valdosta State University).
Values and Diversity in Sociology: .
11. Conservatism and Sociology: The Problem of Social Order: Graham Kinloch (Florida State University).
12. Social Reform, Revolution and Sociology: Chris Middleton (University of Sheffield).
13. The Feminist Challenge: Anne Witz (University of Strathclyde).
14. Mr. Faust Meets Mr. Bateman: Mapping Postmodernity: Steve Papson (St. Lawrence University).
15. Putting Sociology in its Place: Joti Sekhon (Greensboro College).
Focal Themes of Sociology:.
16. Social Divisions: Harriet Bradley (University of Bristol).
17. Power: Concepts and Research: Jon Gubbay (University of East Anglia).
18. Social Identity and the Life-Course: Paul Bellaby (University of East Anglia).
The Language of Sociology:.
19. A Brief Guide to 'Difficult' Sociological Jargon and Some Resolutions: David Jary.
Part III: Contemporary Sociological Engagement: Social Issues:.
20. Higher Education and Employment in A Post-Industrial Society: Phil Brown and Richard Scase (University of Kent).
21. Inequality and Affirmative Action: Sociological Perspectives: Charles Jaret (Georgia State University).
22. Up Against Nature: Sociological Thoughts on Sexuality: Stevi Jackson and Momin Rahman (University of Strathclyde).
23. Wither Welfare?: Alan Walker (University of Sheffield).
24. Mcdonaldization and Globalisation: George Ritzer (University of Maryland).
25. Green Futures?: Ted Benton (University of Essex).
Sociology to Fire the Imagination:.
26. Leaving Home: Liz Kenyon (University of Newcastle).
27. Fashion: Steve Miles (University of Glasgow).
28. The Managed Heart: Lori Holyfield (University of Arkansas).
29. Crime and the American Dream: Randy Blazak (Portland State University).
30. Civil War: Michael Drake (University of East Anglia).
31. From Reproduction to Production: Dongsook Gills (University of Sunderland).
Part IV: Doing Sociology: Study and Research: Active Reading:.
32. How to Read Sociological Texts: Mary Patrice Erdmans (University of North Carolina).
33. Deciphering Research Reports: Derek Layder (University of Leicester).
34. Demystifying Theory: How the Theories of Georg Simmel (and Others) Help us to Make Sense of Modern Life: Leonard Beeghley (University of Florida, Gainesville).
Doing Sociological Research:.
35. How to Formulate a Student Research Project: Frank Lyons and Chas Wilson (University of Portsmouth).
36. Society as Text: Documents, Artefacts and Social Practices: Simon Cottle (Bath College of Higher Education).
37. The Researcher's Craft: Observing, Listening and Note-taking: Robert Burgess (University of Warwick).
38. Team Research: David Philips (University of North London).
39. Research Ethics: Roger Homan (University of Brighton).
Computers in Sociology:.
40. Using Computers: Millsom Henry (University of Stirling).
Part V: Directory and Resources:.
41. Biographical Dictionary: David Fisher (Nottingham Trent University).
42. Sources of Data and Information: Martin Scarrott (University of North London).
43. Major Journals in Sociology: Simon Speight (University of Glamorgan).
44. Conferences and Societies: Steve Morgan (University of the West of England).
Part VI: What Next?: Advice on Employment and Further Study:.
45. Marketing your Sociological Training: Sheila Miles (University of Sheffield and London University).
46. Opportunities for Professional and Vocational Training: Sheila Cross (University College of Ripon and York St. John).
47. 'Sociologist - will Travel': Janice Eglin (University of East London).
48. Postgraduate Studies in Sociology: North America: David Johnson.
49. Postgraduate Studies in Sociology: UK: Chris Middleton (University of Sheffield).
50. A Note on Postgraduate Studies in Australasia.
From Sociological Study to Employment:.
51. Viewpoints From Three Sociology Graduates: Jo Osborne, Meeta Patel and Jacquie Hammond.
52. A Sociology Graduate in Employment: Kay Freeland (Abraham Baldwin College).
53. Being a Sociologist Employed in Public Agencies: A Personal View: Tricia Lain White (Department of Employment).
Postscript: Potentials and Predicaments: The Editors.
- 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.