Sociology by James FulcherSociology by James Fulcher


byJames Fulcher, John Scott

Paperback | April 17, 2011

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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.
Dr James Fulcher is Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Leicester. Professor John Scott is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Plymouth.
Title:SociologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:920 pagesPublished:April 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199563756

ISBN - 13:9780199563753


Table of Contents

Part One - Thinking Sociologically: Theory and Methods1. What is sociology?2. Theories and theorizing3. Methods and researchPart Two - Social Identities4. Socialization, identity, and interaction5. Sex, gender, and sexuality6. Racial and ethnic identities7. Crime and deviance8. Body, health, and medicinePart Three - Culture, Knowledge and Belief9. Education10. Communication and the media11. Religion, belief, and meaningPart Four - Social Organization and Control12. Family and life course13. Cities and community14. Organization, management, and control15. The state, social policy and welfare16. GlobalizationPart Five - Production, Inequalities, and Social Divisions17. Work, employment, and leisure18. Inequality, poverty, and wealth19. Stratification, class, and status20. Power, division, and protest