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The New Sociology of Scotland

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
Appendix: Timeline, 1900-2016

An informative text on all aspects of Scottish life and politics. The text is easy to digest and there are thoughtful examples

Mrs Eileen Mc Partland
Vocational Education, The Liberties College of Further Education
June 15, 2017

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