A Review of Sociology Themes and Perspectives (Haralambos and Holborn) by Michael Haralambos and Martin Holborn
Sociology Themes and Perspectives (Haralambos and Holborn) is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to sociology for A-level and undergraduate students. It covers a wide range of topics, theories and perspectives in sociology, from stratification, class and inequality to religion, families and the mass media. It also provides an overview of the research methods and sociological theory that underpin the discipline.
The book is written by Michael Haralambos and Martin Holborn, who are both experienced authors and teachers of sociology. They have updated the book to reflect the latest developments, empirical studies and debates in sociology, as well as the changes in the A-level and undergraduate curricula. The book is divided into 15 chapters, each of which ends with a summary, a list of key terms and concepts, and questions for further discussion. The book also contains numerous diagrams, tables, charts, graphs and photos to illustrate the key points and examples.
Some of the new topics covered in this eighth edition of Sociology Themes and Perspectives (Haralambos and Holborn) include globalisation, the Arab Spring, the possible decline of US power, UK Coalition policies, environmental sociology, new media, the financial crash and recession, network society, crime and deviance sociology, victimology and many more. The book also incorporates the latest sociological theories, such as postmodernism, post-structuralism, feminism, neo-Marxism, functionalism and symbolic interactionism.
Sociology Themes and Perspectives (Haralambos and Holborn) is an essential resource for anyone studying or interested in sociology. It is suitable for both A-level and undergraduate students, as well as teachers, lecturers and researchers. It is also a valuable reference for general readers who want to learn more about the social world we live in. The book is published by Collins and has a RRP of Â£42.99.
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One of the strengths of Sociology Themes and Perspectives (Haralambos and Holborn) is its clarity and accessibility. The book explains complex sociological concepts and debates in a simple and engaging way, without oversimplifying or compromising on academic rigour. The book also uses a variety of examples and case studies from different societies and cultures to illustrate the diversity and relevance of sociology. The book is designed to help students develop their critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as their ability to apply sociological knowledge to real-world issues and problems.
Another strength of Sociology Themes and Perspectives (Haralambos and Holborn) is its breadth and depth of coverage. The book covers all the major topics and themes in sociology, as well as some of the emerging and contemporary ones. The book also provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of the main sociological perspectives, such as functionalism, Marxism, feminism, Weberianism, interactionism and postmodernism. The book also explores the connections and contradictions between different perspectives, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. The book also evaluates the contribution of key sociologists, such as Durkheim, Marx, Weber, Parsons, Merton, Goffman, Foucault, Bourdieu and many more.
Sociology Themes and Perspectives (Haralambos and Holborn) has received positive reviews from students, teachers and reviewers alike. It has been praised for its accuracy, currency, comprehensiveness and readability. It has also been described as a "classic" and a "must-have" for anyone studying or teaching sociology. Some of the reviews are as follows:
"This is an excellent textbook for A-level sociology students. It covers all the topics in depth and with clarity. It also provides useful summaries, key terms and questions at the end of each chapter. I highly recommend it." - Student review on Amazon.co.uk
"This is the best sociology textbook I have ever used. It is comprehensive, up-to-date, well-written and well-illustrated. It is suitable for both A-level and undergraduate students, as well as for general readers who want to learn more about sociology. It is a must-have for any sociology library." - Teacher review on Goodreads.com[^3^]
"This is a classic sociology textbook that has been revised and updated to reflect the changing world we live in. It covers all the essential topics and themes in sociology, as well as some of the new and emerging ones. It also provides a balanced and critical overview of the main sociological perspectives and theories. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in sociology." - Reviewer on Google Books[^1^] 061ffe29dd