Level: A-level, undergraduate
Themes and Perspectives is your essential A-level and undergraduate sociology guide. It's fully updated to match the latest sociology teaching, research and developments to support your learning about sociology today.
Brought to you by a team of experts, Collins Sociology Themes and Perspectives is written by Michael Haralambos and Martin Holborn and has supported over one million sociology students worldwide.
Build your understanding through clear and comprehensive explanations and apply your knowledge with contextualised examples and research. Stay relevant with the most up-to-date developments, empirical studies and theories while consolidating your learning with quick-reference conclusions and summaries at the end of each chapter. Bring sociology alive with full-colour explanations and photos.
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Chapter 1: Stratification, class and inequality
Chapter 2: Sex and gender
Chapter 3: 'Race', ethnicity and nationality
Chapter 4: Poverty, social exclusion and the welfare state
Chapter 5: Health, medicine and the body
Chapter 6: Crime and deviance
Chapter 7: Religion
Chapter 8: Families, households and personal life
Chapter 9: Power, politics and the state
Chapter 10: Education
Chapter 11: Culture, socialisation and identity
Chapter 12: The mass media
Chapter 13: Age and the life course
Chapter 14: Methodology
Chapter 15: Sociological theory