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Sociology 6th Edition
by Anthony Giddens
Revised and updated throughout, it provides an authoritative 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. It aims to engage and excite readers, helping them to see the value of thinking sociologically.
The sixth edition includes:
A best-selling textbook for more than 20 years, the sixth edition sets the standard for introductory sociology. 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/giddens6
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Sociology for A2 AQA
by Ken Browne
This new textbook has been designed to accompany Ken Browne’s widely-used Sociology for AS AQA. Ken Browne has teamed up with co-authors Jonathan Blundell, Pamela Law and Margaret Whalley who have a wealth of classroom experience and all share a passion for teaching sociology. In this book they combine sociological rigour and accessibility for final-year A-level students.
This exciting, full-colour textbook 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. Exam style questions are also found in every chapter.
Pitched at exactly the right level for the new 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, whatever their needs, interests and abilities.