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1. What is Sociology? 2. Asking and Answering Sociological Questions 3. Theories and Perspectives in Sociology 4. Globalization and the Changing World 5. The Environment 6. Cities and Urban Life 7. Social Interaction and Everyday Life 8. The Life-Course 9. Families and Intimate Relationships 10. Health, Illness and Disability 11. Stratification and Class 12. Poverty, Social Exclusion and Welfare 13. Global Inequality 14. Sexuality and Gender 15. Race, Ethnicity and Migration 16. Religion 17. The Media 18. Organizations and Networks 19. Education 20. Work and Economic Life 21. Crime and Deviance 22. Politics, Government and Social Movements 23. Nations, War and Terrorism Glossary References Index / Style Definitions /

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Anthony Giddens is Former Director of the London School of Economics. Revised by Phillip W. Sutton.


Selected endorsements for previous edition: "With this new edition of Sociology, Anthony Giddens has done the seemingly impossible. He has lifted the best introductory text in sociology in the world to yet a further level of excellence. It is a great achievement." Ulrich Beck, The London School of Economics "There's no one on the planet with such a refined grasp of the practical and political significance of sociology as Anthony Giddens. This new edition of his best-selling textbook is his best yet." Anthony Elliott, University of Kent at Canterbury

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