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The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology by Bryan S. Turner (Editor)Providing an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the classical and the contemporary, this volume is an indispensable guide to the vibrant and expanding field of sociology. Featuring over 600 entries, from concise definitions to discursive essays, written by leading international academics, the Dictionary offers a truly global perspective, examining both American and European traditions and approaches. Entries cover schools, theories, theorists and debates, with substantial articles on all key topics in the field. While recognising the richness of historical sociological traditions, the Dictionary also looks forward to new and evolving influences such as cultural change, genetics, globalization, information technologies, new wars and terrorism. Most entries incorporate references for further reading and a cross-referencing system enables easy access to related areas. This Dictionary is an invaluable reference work for students and academics alike and will help to define the field of sociology in years to come.
Ethnicity, Health and Health Care understanding diversity, tackling disadvantage by Waqar I. U. Ahmad; Hannah Bradby (Editor)This volume considers the implications of national andinternational social, political, and economic realities for healthand health care provision to minority ethnic groups. Addresses continuity and change in debates on ethnicity,health, and health care Considers the implications of national and internationalsocial, political, and economic realities for health and healthcare provision to minority ethnic groups Represents the experiences of settled and new minority ethnicgroups, refugees, and asylum seekers across the world Includes international comparisons between Caribbean migrantsto the US and UK, the provision of interpreters in general practiceand the variations in uptake of disability living allowance acrossethnic groups
Call Number: HM 586 S63 2003
Publication Date: 2008
Introducing Sociology by John Nagle; Piero (Illustrator)Sociology is interested in the ways people shape the society they live in, and the ways society shapes them. Simply, it is the study of what modern society is and how it functions. In the series' inimitable style, Introducing Sociology traces the origins of sociology from industrialization, revolution and the Enlightenment through to globalization, neoliberalism and the fear of nationalism - introducing you to key thinkers, movements and concepts along the way. You will develop insight into the world around you, as you engage your 'sociological imagination' and explore studies of the city, theories of power and knowledge, concepts of national, racial and sexual identity, and much more.
Call Number: HM 51 N388 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Power and resistance : critical thinking about Canadian social issues by edited by Wayne Antony, Jessica Antony and Les Samuelson."How do we make sense of the social problems that continue to plague Canadian society? Our understanding of issues such as poverty, racism, violence, homophobia, crime and pollution stems from our view of how society is structured. From the dominant neoliberal perspective, social problems arise from individuals making poor choices. From a critical perspective, however, these social troubles are caused by structural social inequalities. Disparities in economic, social and political power - that is, relations of power based on class, race, gender and sexual orientation - are the central structural element of capitalist, patriarchal, colonialist societies. The contributors to Power and Resistance use this critical perspective to explore Canadian social issues such as poverty, colonialism, homophobia, violence against women, climate change and so on. This sixth edition adds chapters on the corporatization of higher education, the lethal impacts of colonialism, democracy, the social determinants of health, drug policy and sexual violence on campus.
Call Number: HN 103.5 P68 2017
Publication Date: 2017
The Sociology of Education in Canada : critical perspectives by Terry WotherspoonThe Sociology of Education in Canada offers a concise critical introduction to the key debates, issues, research, and theories surrounding the sociological understanding of education. Dr. Terry Wotherspoon covers a breadth of issues, such as the sociology of teaching, gender and race,feminism, and globalization. Coverage of the history of the education system in Canada through to the present day is also included. Well-rounded and engaging, this text is ideal for one-semester Sociology of Education courses.
Call Number: LC 191.8 C2 W67 2009
Publication Date: 2009
The Spirit Level : why greater equality makes societies stronger by Kate Pickett; Richard Wilkinson; Robert B. Reich (Foreword by)The eye-opening and headline-generating UK bestseller that shows how one single factor--the gap between its richest and poorest members--can determine the health and well-being of a society. "This is a book with a big idea, big enough to change political thinking...In half a page [The Spirit Level] tells you more about the pain of inequality than any play or novel could."--Sunday Times (UK ) It is well established that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. Now a groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, takes an important step past this idea. The Spirit Level shows that there is one common factor that links the healthiest and happiest societies: the degree of equality among their members. Not wealth; not resources; not culture, climate, diet, or system of government. Furthermore, more-unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them--the well-off as well as the poor. The remarkable data assembled in The Spirit Level reveals striking differences, not only among the nations of the first world but even within America's fifty states. Almost every modern social problem--ill-health, violence, lack of community life, teen pregnancy, mental illness--is more likely to occur in a less-equal society. This is why America, by most measures the richest country on earth, has per capita shorter average lifespan, more cases of mental illness, more obesity, and more of its citizens in prison than any other developed nation. Wilkinson and Pickett lay bare the contradiction between material success and social failure in today's world, but they do not simply provide a diagnosis of our woes. They offer readers a way toward a new political outlook, shifting from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more sustainable society. The Spirit Level is pioneering in its research, powerful in its revelations, and inspiring in its conclusion: Armed with this new understanding of why communities prosper, we have the tools to revitalize our politics and help all our fellow citizens, from the bottom of the ladder to the top.
Call Number: HM 821 W55 2010
Publication Date: 2009
The Tipping Point : how little things can make a big difference by Malcolm GladwellDiscover Malcolm Gladwell's breakthrough debut and explore the science behind viral trends in business, marketing, and human behavior. The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.