Separate chapters explore the major areas of modern life in Britain – economic organization, employment, patterns of inequality, class, gender, ethnicity, family and households, education, health, media, deviance and politics. New to this edition are chapters on globalization, associations, and leisure.
The emphasis throughout the book is on an accessible, user–friendly, and non–technical approach. It is written in a jargon–free and approachable style; there is extensive cross–referencing and frequent and clear summarizing of arguments; and numerous photographs, diagrams, graphs, drawings and cartoons complement and illuminate the text.
Contemporary British Society is written for students of introductory sociology whether they are taking ′A′ level or are in the first year of an undergraduate course in a higher education institution. It will also be useful for those taking courses in other subjects, such as social policy, health and town planning, which demand knowledge of particular aspects of British society.
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How to Use this Book.
List of Plates.
3. Economic Organization.
5. Patterns of Inequality and Social Mobility.
6. Social Classes.
8. Ethnicity and Racism.
9. Families and Households.
12. The Media.
13. The State and Politics.
16. Deviance, Crime and Control.