Understanding Social Change

An Introduction to the Social Sciences

  • Ordering Lives: Family, Work and Welfare book cover

    Ordering Lives

    Family, Work and Welfare, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Gordon Hughes, Ross Fergusson

    Taking as its focus three familiar and profoundly influential social institutions, the family, work and welfare, this accessible and exciting text looks at their role in maintaining social order and promoting social change in Britain from the 1950's to the beginning of the twenty first century. It…

    Paperback – 2004-08-26
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    Understanding Social Change

  • Knowledge and the Social Sciences: Theory, Method, Practice book cover

    Knowledge and the Social Sciences

    Theory, Method, Practice, 2nd Edition

    Edited by David Goldblatt

    Knowledge and the Social Sciences takes as its point of departure the claims that all forms of knowledge, the social sciences included, must be seen and understood in their social context. It argues that the social sciences both describe and transform their object of study, though rarely in ways…

    Paperback – 2004-04-08
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    Understanding Social Change

  • The Natural and the Social: Uncertainty, Risk, Change book cover

    The Natural and the Social

    Uncertainty, Risk, Change, 2nd Edition

    Edited by STEVE HINCHLIFFE, Kathryn (Kath) Alison Woodward

    The age in which people in the West have treated society and nature as essentially separate matters is at an end. Environmental change and degradation impinge on all our lives, and even our genes are increasingly seen by employers and insurers as commodities.The Natural and the Social draws on…

    Paperback – 2004-04-01
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    Understanding Social Change

  • Questioning Identity: Gender, Class, Nation book cover

    Questioning Identity

    Gender, Class, Nation, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Kath Woodward

    Our world is an increasingly unstable place, but current changes offer new opportunities as well as new challenges. This key volume provides an accessible exploration of identity as a contemporary concern in everyday life and as a key concept in social science. Drawing on work from a range of…

    Paperback – 2004-04-01
    Routledge
    Understanding Social Change

  • A Globalizing World?: Culture, Economics, Politics book cover

    A Globalizing World?

    Culture, Economics, Politics, 2nd Edition

    Edited by David Held

    Today's news media is full of references to 'globalization' - a buzz word that is quickly becoming ubiquitous. But what exactly is globalization? What are its main driving forces? Does it truly embrace all aspects of our lives, from economics to cultural developments? A Globalizing World…

    Paperback – 2004-04-01
    Routledge
    Understanding Social Change