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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Global Sociology

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9780230293748
Publication Date September 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

The first, pioneering edition of Global Sociology put global issues at the heart if the sociological discussion. A lot has changed in the world since then: recessions and revolutions, social media and new migration networks have developed as causes and symptoms of an increasingly global society.
 
This new edition is fully updated to explore just how these global issues can help us to understand sociology in our world today. Making clear connections between everyday experiences and global processes at each step, the third edition:
 
  - carefully guides you through essential and cutting-edge topics in the discipline - from family and feminism to environment and economy
  - introduces core theory and the great minds of the discipline with Global Thinkers biography boxes
  - supports your learning with study-friendly features, including Pause to Reflect questions, Key Concept highlights and Definition glossary boxes
- offers extra online resources at http://www.palgrave.com/companion/Cohen-And-Kennedy-Global-Sociology/

With clear writing and infectious enthusiasm for its topic, this book remains the authority on global issues in sociology for students across the world.
 
 

ROBIN COHEN is Professorial Fellow at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford, UK.

PAUL KENNEDY is Reader in Sociology and Global Studies at the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

MAUD PERRIER is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol, UK.

Introduction
PART ONE: INTERPRETATIONS
The Making of Global Sociology
Thinking Globally
Modernity and the Evolution of World Society
Work, Production and Finance
Political Sociology: Changing Nation-States
PART TWO: DIVISIONS
Global Inequalities: The Victims
Class, Income and Wealth
Gender and Sexualities
Race, Ethnicity and Intersectionality
Corporate Power and Social Responsibility
Crime, Terrorism and Violence
PART THREE: EXPERIENCES
Population and Migration
Globalization, Families and Social Change
Consuming Culture
Lifestyle and Leisure
Media and the Digital Age
Global Religions
Urban Life
PART FOUR: DYNAMICS AND CHALLENGES
Global Civil Society and Political Activism
Towards an Environmentally Safe World
Identities and Belonging
Conclusion: Global Uncertainties and Ways Forward.

Reviews

The first edition of this book was a truly path-breaking venture in the history of sociology textbooks. This second edition retains all of the qualities of the first and is an even more impressive, stimulating, and not least, very readable work.' - Professor Roland Robertson, University of Aberdeen, UK
'As far as I am aware it remains the only sociological text that examines contemporary social issues in a truly global manner as well as being accessible to first level university students. The new features and additions, in general, enhance the accessibility and readability of the text. Global Sociology remains a unique text, and I have no hesitation in prescribing it as essential reading for students.' - Vaughan Higgins, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Monash University, Australia
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