The New Sociology is a new book series designed to introduce students to new issues and themes in the social sciences today. What makes the series distinctive, as compared to other competing introductory textbooks, is a strong emphasis not just on key concepts and ideas but on how these play out in everyday life - on how theories and concepts are lived at the level of selfhood and cultural identities, how they are embedded in interpersonal relationships, and how they are shaped, and shape, broader social processes.
The Body and Everyday Life
Religion and Everyday Life
Risk, Vulnerability and Everyday Life
Self-Identity and Everyday Life
Gender and Everyday Life
Globalization and Everyday Life
Ethnicity and Everyday Life
Community and Everyday Life
Culture and Everyday Life
The Body in Everyday Life
By Helen Thomas
June 13, 2013
In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in the contemporary social study of the body which has raised important theoretical and methodological questions regarding traditional social and cultural analysis. It has also generated corporeal theories that highlight the fluid, shifting, ...
By Stephen Hunt
June 23, 2005
This introductory text explores the historical and contemporary relevance of religion to social life, through an examination of practice and belief. Author Hunt reconsiders how theories and concepts are lived at the level of selfhood and cultural identity, through religious and spiritual belief. At...
By Iain Wilkinson
August 18, 2009
It is now sociological common sense to declare that, in everyday life, large numbers of people approach matters of work, family life, trust and friendship with 'risk' constantly in mind. This book, provides an introductory overview and critical assessment of this phenomenon. Iain Wilkinson outlines...
By Harvie Ferguson
May 08, 2009
'Identity' and 'selfhood' are terms routinely used throughout the human sciences that seek to analyze and describe the character of everyday life and experience. Yet these terms are seldom defined or used with any precision, and scant regard is paid to the historical and cultural context in which ...
By Mary Holmes
October 02, 2008
Why are we so insistent that women and men are different? This introduction to gender provides a fascinating, readable exploration of how society divides people into feminine women and masculine men. Gender and Everyday Life explores gender as a way of seeing women and men as not just ...
By Larry Ray
July 06, 2007
Globalization and Everyday Life provides an accessible account of globalization by developing two themes in particular. First, globalization is an outcome of structural and cultural processes that manifest in different ways in economy, politics, culture and organizations. So the globalized world is...
By Christian Karner
April 11, 2007
Mixing theories of the everyday with a wide range of case studies, this book explains the 'character' of ethnicity, from being a political tool of exclusion, to a source of meaning and solidarity, and the relationship between culture, power and identity. Combining theories of the everyday with ...
By Graham Day
July 27, 2006
'Community' continues to be a persistent theme in political, philosophical and policy debates. The idea of community poses fundamental questions about social inclusion and exclusion, particular versus general interests, identity and belonging. As well as extensive theoretical literature in the ...
By David Inglis
October 21, 2005
Culture is unquestionably a central topic in the contemporary social sciences. In order to understand how people think, feel, value, act and express themselves, it is necessary to examine the cultures they create, and are in turn created by. Here, David Inglis shows how the study of culture can be ...
By Sarah Nettleton, Professor Jonathan Watson
June 26, 1998
We all have a body, but how does it impact upon our day to day life? This book sets out to explore how ordinary women, men and children talk about their bodies, through four central themes:-* physical and emotional bodies* illness and disability* gender* ageing.A coherent collection of such ...