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Building upon the success of previous editions, this fully revised edition of Sociology lays the foundations for understanding sociology in Australia. The depth and breadth of the book ensures its value not only for first-year students, but for sociology majors requiring on-going reference to a range of theoretical perspectives and current debates
This fourth Australian edition continues to build on the book’s reputation for coverage, clarity and content, drawing upon the work of leading Australian sociologists as well as engaging with global social trends and sociological developments.
The text is supported by an interactive companion website for students.
1. What is sociology?
3. Popular culture and the media
4. Family life
5. Education and knowledge
6. Leisure, sport, tourism and work
7. Class and inequality
8. Identities: indigenous, national, ethnic and racial
9. Gender and sexuality
12. Power and the state
13. Crime and deviance
14. Methods of social research
15. Sociological theory