How do we understand the linkages between our personal problems and today’s bigger societal issues, from the future of work to the nature of our closest relationships?
The importance of a grounded sociological approach to Australian social life is highlighted in Public Sociology: An introduction to Australian society 4th Edition (PDF). It invites university students to look at their own lives and the community in which they live through the lens of sociology.
Public Sociology 4e introduces essential ideas and research methodologies while examining core issues such as youth, families and personal relationships, race and ethnic relations, and class and inequality in an accessible and user-friendly manner. All chapters have been thoroughly rewritten to bring them up to date in a rapidly changing social world, highlighting the most recent sociological arguments in reaction to shifting lifestyles and shifting political landscapes.
The ebook includes an entirely new chapter on gender and sexualities, which includes an extensive discussion of LGBTIQ+, as well as updated data and research findings, an enlarged lexicon, and the most recent citations to the scientific literature. This revised edition also covers current concerns such as the #MeToo movement, marriage equality, fake news, and ‘alternate facts.’ This is the essential sociological reference for college students who are trying to make sense of a difficult and complex world.
The latest 4th Edition includes the following new features:
- All chapters have been thoroughly edited and updated to reflect the most recent findings.
- YouTube clips, additional readings, and case studies have been added to the ebook website.
- Visual Sociology, a unique feature, helps the reader assess the effectiveness of the visual messages.
- The latest societal challenges, such as #MeToo, growing inequality, and the ‘post-truth’ era, are examined.
- A new section on gender and sexualities has been included, as well as a discussion of intersectionality has been developed.
Additional ISBNs: 978-1003116974, 0367719150, 9781000247022, 1003116973, 9780367719159, 9781003116974, 978-1000247022, 1760632546, 978-1003116974, 978-1760870348, 978-1760632540, 978-0367719159, 978-0367719159, 978-1000247022, 978-0367719159
‘With a strong foundation in the discipline’s richest traditions and a remarkably approachable structure, this ebook provides an outstanding introduction to a wide range of sociology’s issues, making it suited for all Australian social science majors,’ says the author Gary Wickham, Murdoch University’s Emeritus Professor of Sociology
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An excellent book. Finally something that we read in class that was made for Australia (and not an American book)