The fourth edition of Fulcher and Scott provides an authoritative and theoretically grounded approach to sociology, covering both classic and contemporary research. It provides the context for debate and discussion that enables students to develop their critical awareness skills. Contemporaryissues such as anti-social behaviour, are backed with recent research, whilst the student-centred approach adopted in this edition looks at popular culture and recent developments such as social networking and online identities.A system of consistent cross-referencing and signposting signals where topics are explored to allow easy navigation of the text. Clear links between the main text and learning features emphasize the relevance of these features. A wealth of features support students and teachers.Online ResourcesFor students:* Case studies: each chapter has a case study that draws on recent sociological research and news from the popular media with questions* MCQs: bank of self-marking multiple-choice questions for each chapter * Web links: series of annotated web links organised by chapter * Interactive revision activities* Information and advice on careers: to provide guidance on careers available to students of sociology and links to sources of further information. This expands on the information on careers provided in chapter 1. For lecturers:* Further collection of case studies for group tutorial work and assignments, accompanied by critical thinking questions* Bank of essay and short answer questions for each chapter.* PowerPoint slides for lecturer presentations arranged by chapter.* Comprehensive Instructor's Manual, includes lecturer outline and teaching activities.* Guide to discussion points at the end of each chapter.