The New Sociology of Scotland
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The New Sociology of Scotland

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March 2017 | 736 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Written by a leading sociologist of Scotland, this ground-breaking new introduction is a comprehensive account of the social, political, economic and cultural processes at work in contemporary Scottish society.

At a time of major uncertainty and transformation The New Sociology of Scotland explores every aspect of Scottish life. Placed firmly in the context of globalisation, the text:

  • examines a broad range of topics including race and ethnicity, social inequality, national identity, health, class, education, sport, media and culture, among many others.  
  • looks at the ramifications of recent political events such as British General Election of 2015, the Scottish parliament election of May 2016, and the Brexit referendum of June 2016.
  • uses learning features such as further reading and discussion questions to stimulate students to engage critically with issues raised.

Written in a lucid and accessible style, The New Sociology of Scotland is an indispensable guide for students of sociology and politics. 

 
When Was Scotland?
 
Making Modern Scotland: The Story of the Twentieth Century
 
What is Scotland?
 
Scotland's People
 
The Scottish Way of Death
 
Who Runs Scotland?
 
Inequality, Poverty and Power
 
Making a Living
 
Social Class and Social Opportunity
 
Scottish Education and Scottish Society - Lindsay Paterson
 
Gendering Scotland
 
Social Order: Crime and Justice in Scotland - Susan McVie
 
'Race' and Ethnicity in Scotland
 
Religion: Have Scots Become Godless People? - Steve Bruce
 
Belonging: Placing People
 
'Nothing But Heather': Scotland as Country
 
Wilful Fragments: Charactersing Scottish Culture
 
National Identity: Who Do We Think We Are?
 
Politics and National Identity
 
'My Granny was a Mctavish': Claiming Diaspora Identity
 
Playing for the Nation
 
Seeing Ourselves: The Media in Scotland
 
Scotland and Stuff: The Sociology of Consumption and Life style
 
Scotland and the World
 
Epilogue
 
Appendix: Timeline, 1900-2016

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