Anthony Giddens & Philip W. Sutton
ISBN: 9780745696683
$38.00
$19.00
Availability: 5 In Stock
Categories: ShopSociety & Culture

Now in its eighth edition, this continues to be the indispensable guide to understanding the world we make and the lives we lead.

Revised and updated throughout, it remains unrivalled in its vibrant, engaging and authoritative introduction to sociology. The authors provide a commanding overview of recent global developments and new ideas in sociology. Classic debates are also given careful coverage, with even the most complex ideas explained in an engaging way.

Written in a fluent, easy-to-follow style, the book manages to be intellectually rigorous but still very accessible. With a strong focus on interactive pedagogy, it aims to engage and excite readers, helping them to see the enduring value of thinking sociologically.

The eighth edition includes:

a solid foundation in the basics of sociology: its purpose, methodology and theories;
up-to-the-minute overviews of key topics in social life, from gender, personal life and poverty, to globalization, the media and politics;
stimulating examples of what sociology has to say about key issues in our contemporary world, such as growing inequality, climate change and the rise of terrorism;
a strong focus on global sociology and the ways that digital technologies are radically transforming our world;
quality pedagogical features, such as ‘Classic Studies’ and ‘Global Society’ boxes, and ‘Thinking Critically’ reflection points, as well as end-of-chapter activities inviting readers to engage with popular culture and original research articles to gather sociological insights.

The eighth edition sets the standard for introductory sociology. Complete with extensive supporting resources at www.politybooks.com/giddens, it is the ideal teaching text for first-year university and college courses, and will help to inspire a new generation of sociologists.

New
  • A new book.

Used – Very Good/Excellent
  • No notes or highlighting, and no significant wear.
  • May have signs of normal use (e.g. minor cosmetic marks, contact, previous owner’s name).

Used – Highlighting &/Or Notes
  • Notes and/or highlighting, but no significant wear.
    • Minor: Highlighting and notes are limited to only a few lines or pages, or to a small percentage of the entire book. All text is readable.
    • Moderate: Highlighting and notes may be untidy, and/or present on a moderate number of pages. All text is readable.
  • May also have signs of normal use (e.g. minor cosmetic marks, contact, previous owner’s name).

Used – Wear
  • No notes and/or highlighting, but will show signs of wear.
    • Minor: Examples of minor wear include: a repaired cover tear or a couple of repaired pages, a creased or scuffed spine or cover, a small watermark, minor marks on page edges.
    • Moderate: Examples of moderate wear include: more noticeable cover wear (e.g. on both back and front), a moderate watermark, large repaired tear, marked and curling page edges.
  • All text will be readable and the book will be intact. We do not sell books that are missing pages or are ‘falling to pieces’.
Free shipping over $99.00 within the Metropolitan Sydney Region ✨

Our shipping charge is a flat rate of $10.00 within Metropolitan Sydney, and otherwise calculated according to weight and distance outside of the Metropolitan Region.

For more information, please see our FAQs page.