Studies in British Society
First published in 1969, Studies in British Society contains excerpts from seven major studies of modern British society – studies that demonstrate the special techniques used by sociologists in researching various aspects of social behaviour. The selections reflect the full spectrum of life in modern Britain. Included are the studies of the impact of new industry on the structure of an old English town; management-labour relations in the coal industry; the nature of a minor religious sect; democratic participation in a retail cooperative society; life in an English prison; class factors in education; and child-rearing practices in an urban community. This book will introduce the reader to some of the major work of modern British sociologists, and also help him to gain greater insights into the nature of life in Britain.
Introduction 1. Tradition and Change Margaret Stacey 2. Coal and Conflict W. H. Scott, Enid Mumford, I. C. McGivering, and J. M. Kirkby 3. Sects and Society Bryan R. Wilson 4. Power in Cooperatives G. N. Ostergaard and A. H. Halsey 5. Pentonville Terence and Pauline Morris 6. The Home and the School J. W. B. Douglas 7. Infant Care in an Urban Community John and Elizabeth Newson