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Sociology 7th edition
By Anthony Giddens and Philip W. Sutton
The seventh edition of this indispensable resource goes from strength to strength providing a vibrant, engaging and authoritative introduction to sociology.
Revised and updated throughout, it provides a commanding overview of recent global developments and new ideas in sociology. Classic debates are also given careful coverage, with even the most complex ideas explained in an engaging way.
Written in a fluent, easy-to-follow style, the book manages to be intellectually rigorous but still very accessible. With a strong focus on interactive pedagogy, it aims to engage and excite readers, helping them to see the enduring value of thinking sociologically.
The seventh edition includes:
A best-selling textbook for nearly twenty-five years, the seventh edition sets the standard for introductory sociology. Complete with regularly updated extensive supporting resources at www.politybooks.com/giddens, it is the ideal teaching text for first-year university and college courses, and will help to inspire a new generation of sociologists.
Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www.polity.co.uk/giddens7/
Sociology for A2 AQA, 2nd edition
By Ken Browne, Jonathan Blundell, Pamela Law and Margaret Whalley
The second edition of Browne, Blundell, Law and Whalley’s widely used textbook has been extensively revised to fully satisfy the AQA’s A2 sociology specification. The book combines sociological rigour and accessibility in a way unrivalled by any other book at this level.
Drawing on insights from recent examiners’ reports and mark schemes, and restructuring the materials to follow more closely the A2 specification and the AQA’s recommended scheme of work, the new edition also includes:
Key sociological terms are systematically highlighted throughout the text and are included in a comprehensive glossary, with thoughtful questions and activities at important points within the chapters to develop and test students' understanding further.
Pitched at exactly the right level for the AQA A2 sociology specification, the book provides all the tools necessary to help students achieve top grades and encourage them to take their study of sociology further. Following on from the accompanying Sociology for AS AQA, this is the perfect resource for success in sociology.
Also available: Sociology for AS AQA, 4th edition