Updated to include contemporary developments in the field, this new edition continues to provide students with an authoritative and accessible exploration of the principal concepts and theories of modern democracy.
'Social Exclusion' is a key phrase in social policy and social politics across most of contemporary Europe. It is a description of the condition of individuals, households, neighbourhoods, ethnic and other 'identity' groups, who can be identified as being excluded from society. The second edition of this widely read book explores developments in social theory, social experience and social policy in relation to Social Exclusion.
This is a revised, updated and enlarged version of the accessible, authoritative first edition - a jargon-free textbook that provides an introduction to the core issues in social theory. It includes: Chapter previews, summaries and a glossary of key terms. A 'problem focus' that encourages students to acquire skills of argument and discussion.
What does it mean to say you're English, Scottish, British? Does it matter much to people? Has devolution and constitutional change made a difference to national identity? Does the future of the UK depend on whether or not people think they are British? Social and political scientists answer these questions vital to the future of the British state.
Though the Revised Edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls' view, so much of the extensive literature on his theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls' work.
This book situates the essential areas of psychology within a cultural perspective, exploring the relationship of culture to psychological phenomena, from introduction and research foundations to clinical and social principles and applications.
This excellent book will encourage students to think about the diverse range and broad character of issues encountered at work. It highlights both enduring dilemmas and emerging issues in contemporary employment.
`This book is accessible, as a beginner's guide should be, but without an over-simplification of the arguments. It should prove an immensely durable text for generations of students to come' - John Hughes, Lancaster University At last, a book that makes social theory for undergraduates a pleasure to teach and study. The book offers a comprehensive overview of social theory from classical sociology to the present day.
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Full text original source documents from the UK including maps and audio visual resources. The collection covers the effects of the depression in the 1930s, the onset of World War 2, the Blitz and war on the home front, the post-war world, with the rise of consumerism and television. Subject Areas: Anthropology, History, Sociology. Date coverage: 1937-1967
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This full text resource contains original source documents including original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images covering the variety, legacy and continued existence of slavery. Subject areas include: Agriculture, Education, Resistance, Slavery in the 21st Century, Spiritualism and Religion. Date coverage: from 1490
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