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    By Peter Aggleton, Peter Aggleton

    Written in a clear, accessible style, Health introduces students to the valuable contribution sociologists have made to understanding health, illness and disease. In so doing, it challenges the adequacy of biomedical models, contrasting them with explanations offered by positivist, interactionist,…

    Paperback – 1990-02-01
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    Social Class and Stratification

    By Peter Saunders

    The questions raised by a study of class and inequality are important, but often complex. This book succeeds in making them understandable without oversimplifying, and its breadth, originality, and easy style will appeal to a wide readership. Peter Saunders covers theories of social class as well…

    Paperback – 1989-10-05
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  • Work, Unemployment and Leisure book cover

    Work, Unemployment and Leisure

    By Rosemary Deem

    Rosemary Deem provides students with a concise introduction to a range of issues and debates surrounding work, unemployment and leisure in contemporary societies. Beginning with an examination of the social and historical factors which have shaped work and leisure patterns in modern Britain, she…

    Paperback – 1988-09-01
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    The Sociology of Schools

    By Karen Chapman

    The sociology of education is concerned not just with the abstract theory but with the day-to-day experiences of pupils and teachers. In this up-to-date account of the main developments in the subject, Karen Chapman shows how education offers a rich and varied field for sociologists, one easily…

    Paperback – 1986-05-16
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    Media Sociology

    By David Barrat

    The British post-war campaign to ban American horror comics neatly illustrates many of the pitfalls of media research. It is the first case-study used by David Barrat as he reviews this rapidly growing field of sociology. He gives a clear account of how and why sociologists have studied the media,…

    Paperback – 1986-05-15
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    By Adrian Wilson

    Adrian Wilson provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of the family. The book opens with a chapter on family structure, looking at the family historically and in cross-cultural perspective. Following this is a review first of theoretical approaches to the family, including functionalist,…

    Paperback – 1985-07-18
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    Age and Generation

    By Mike O'Donnell

    Age and Generation introduces students to the main sociological and anthropological issues surrounding this topic, from childhood to old age, and focuses, in particular, on youth culture.…

    Paperback – 1985-05-16
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