Sociology offers a way of understanding our lives, from individual experience to public affairs. This third edition of a widely used textbook introduces the major figures in sociological thought and examines key aspects of society.
Contents: 1. The search for society / Ray Jureidini, Sue Kenny and Marilyn Poole -- 2. The search for order: Emile Durkheim / Ray Jureidini -- 3. The search for change: Karl Marx / Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase -- 4. The search for meaning: Max Weber / Ray Jureidini --5. Parsons and structural functionalism / Grazyna Zajdow -- 6. Globalisation and social movements / Alastair Greig -- 7. Socialisation / Marilyn Poole -- 8. Class / Craig McGregor -- 9. Gender / Marilyn Poole -- 10. Immigration, racism and ethnicity / Ray Jureidini -- 11. Indigenous Australians / Sherry Saggers -- 12. Social research methods / Peter Spratt -- 13. Family and household / Ric Bell and Grazyna Zajdow -- 14. Work / Jan Sinclair-Jones and Ray Jureidini -- 15. Deviance and social control / Sharyn Roach-Anleu --16. Media and popular culture / David Rowe -- 17. Health and illness / Kevin White -- 18. Bodies and society / Cathering Garrett -- 19. Sex and social life / Anthony McMahon -- 20. Religion and spirituality / Gary D. Bouma -- 21. Sport / Peter Mewett.
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