Sociology Revision Book 1

Author: C. H. Thompson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1507620152
Release Date: 2015-01-10
Genre: Social Science

Witten by sociologytwynham.com this AS sociology revision guide will prove to be an indispensable aid to your exam preparation. Covering the Family, Education and Research Methods it comes complete with a useful glossary and detailed index. Whether you are revising for examinations or needing additional support you can be confident this is the ideal sociology study companion.

AQA a Level Sociology Families and Households

Author: Martin Holborn
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 0008221669
Release Date: 2017-02-22
Genre:

Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: AS Sociology First teaching: September 2015 First exam: June 2016 Collins Student Support Materials provide an essential course companion and revision aid. Written by experienced teachers and senior examiners, each book covers the 2015 AQA specification and prepares students for examination success. This title contains all the key information for AQA AS topic 3.2.2.2 Beliefs in Society and AQA A-level topic 4.2.2 Families and Households. Examiners' tips throughout suggest how students can improve their exam performance. Detailed exam guidance, practice questions and sample answers are provided for the following: * AS Paper 2, Section B * A-level Paper 2, Section A.

My Revision Notes AQA A Level Sociology

Author: Laura Pountney
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9781471882678
Release Date: 2017-02-27
Genre: Study Aids

Target success in sociology with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. With My Revision Notes, every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid - Get exam ready with extra quick quizzes and answers to the practice questions available online My Revision Notes AQA A-level Sociology includes all compulsory topics as well as the optional topics Families and households and Beliefs in society.

The Family

Author: Liz Steel
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137267337
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Social Science

Experiences of family life can differ widely throughout society. So, can we still rely on one traditional definition of the family? And what can sociology teach us about the role and importance of the family in today's world? This new edition examines the core sociological concepts that help us to understand how and why families and households are changing. With thorough chapters that are organised around crucial topics and debates, this book: • Outlines and critiques traditional definitions of the family • Assesses shifting patterns of marriage, cohabitation and divorce • Highlights how gender roles and relationships are changing within the family • Explores what birth rates and family size can tell us about our society Part of the Skills-based Sociology series, this student-friendly text encourages readers to put their understanding into practice through a variety of useful tasks, activities and mock exam questions. It is an essential study and revision resource for all those new to family sociology.

Man Interrupted

Author: Philip Zimbardo
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781573246897
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Psychology

In 2011, Philip Zimbardo gave a TED Talk called "The Demise of Guys," which has been viewed by over 1.8 million people. A TED eBook called The Demise of Guys: Why Guys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It followed. The is an expansion of that brief polemic based on Zimbardo's observations, research, and the survey that was completed by over 20,000 viewers of the original TED Talk. The premise here is that we are facing a not-so-brave new world; a world in which young men are getting left behind. In record numbers men are flaming out academically and failing socially and sexually with women. Philip G. Zimbardo and Nikita Coulombe say that an addiction to video games and online porn have created a generation of shy, socially awkward, emotionally removed, and risk-adverse young men who are unable (and unwilling) to navigate the complexities and risks inherent to real-life relationships, school, and employment. Taking a critical look at a problem that is tearing at families and societies everywhere, Man, Interrupted suggests that our young men are suffering from a new form of "arousal addiction," and introduce a bold new plan for getting them back on track. The concluding chapters offer a set of solutions that can be affected by different segments of society: What the government can do What schools can do What parents can do What men can do What women can do What the media can do Filled with telling anecdotes, results of fascinating research, perceptive analysis, and concrete suggestions for change. Man Interrupted is a book for our time. It is a book that informs, challenged, and ultimately inspires.

The Making and Breaking of the Australian Family

Author: Michael Gilding
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781742696898
Release Date: 1991-07-01
Genre: Social Science

Once everyone knew what the family was. It was something natural and without a history - mum, dad and the kids. Divorce, women in the workforce, de facto relationships and the sexual liberation movements have fractured the old certainties. Nowadays there is more talk about the family than ever, even if no-one is quite sure what it is anymore. The making and breaking of the Australian family looks at the family in history. It traces the shift from the household economy of the late nineteenth century, to the child-centred nuclear family of the mid-twentieth century, to the recent proliferation of households. The book argues that the so-called traditional family was a quite recent creation, and that its fragmentation is obscured by new redefinitions of the family. The making and breaking of the Australian family addresses the changing experiences of childhood, parenting, home, neighbourhood, work, birth and sexuality. It examines the expansion of the market and the state, patterns of class mobilisation, the reconstruction of masculinity and femininity and the creative strategies of ordinary people in everyday life. This is a lively and accessible book, which will prove a valuable reference for students of history, sociology, women's studies and Australian studies, and will generate wide discussion amongst people concerned with family policy, welfare and contemporary social issues.

The Accordion Family

Author: Katherine S. Newman
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807007440
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Social Science

Why are adults in their twenties and thirties boomeranging back to or never leaving their parents' homes in the world's wealthiest countries? Acclaimed sociologist Katherine Newman addresses this phenomenon in this timely and original book that uncovers fascinating links between globalization and the failure-to-launch trend. With over 300 interviews conducted in six countries, Newman concludes that nations with weak welfare states have the highest frequency of accordion families. She thoughtfully considers the positive and negative implications of these new relationships and suggests that as globalization reshapes the economic landscape it also continues to redefine our private lives.

Black Families

Author: Harriette Pipes McAdoo
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412936378
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

Following the success of its best-selling predecessors, the Fourth Edition of Harriette Pipes McAdoo's Black Families retains several now classic contributions while including updated versions of earlier chapters and many entirely new chapters. The goal through each revision of this core text has been to compile a book that focuses on positive dimensions of African American families. The book remains the most complete assessment of black families available in both depth and breadth of coverage. Cross-disciplinary in nature, the book boasts contributions from such fields as family studies, anthropology, education, psychology, social work, and public policy.

Toxic Childhood

Author: Sue Palmer
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781409158721
Release Date: 2015-02-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

One in six children in the developed world is diagnosed as having 'developmental or behavioural problems' - this book explains why and shows what can be done about it. Children throughout the developed world are suffering: instances of obesity, dyslexia, ADHD, bad behaviour and so on are all on the rise. And it's not simply that our willingness to diagnose has increased; there are very real and growing problems. Sue Palmer, a former head teacher and literacy expert, has researched a whole range of problem areas, from poor diet, lack of exercise and sleep deprivation to a range of modern difficulties that are having a major effect: television, computer games, mobile phones. This combination of factors, added to the increasingly busy and stressed life of parents, means that we are developing a toxic new generation. TOXIC CHILDHOOD illustrates the latest research from around the world and provides answers for worried parents as to how they can protect their families from the problems of the modern world and help ensure that their children emerge as healthy, intelligent and pleasant adults.

Sociology for A2 AQA

Author: Ken Browne
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745664121
Release Date: 2014-06-23
Genre: Social Science

The second edition of Browne, Blundell, Law and Whalley’s widely used textbook has been extensively revised to fully satisfy the AQA’s A2 sociology specification. The book combines sociological rigour and accessibility in a way unrivalled by any other book at this level. Drawing on insights from recent examiners’ reports and mark schemes, and restructuring the materials to follow more closely the A2 specification and the AQA’s recommended scheme of work, the new edition also includes: up-to-date discussions of a wide range of recent sociological data and debates; extra exam-style questions on every specification topic; special sections on research methods in the chapters on crime and deviance, and stratification and differentiation; full-colour photographs, diagrams and cartoons, to bring ideas to life and fire students' imaginations; a dedicated website at www.politybooks.com/browne, with resources for teachers and additional material designed to help students revise or research themes in the book. Key sociological terms are systematically highlighted throughout the text and are included in a comprehensive glossary, with thoughtful questions and activities at important points within the chapters to develop and test students' understanding further. Pitched at exactly the right level for the AQA A2 sociology specification, the book provides all the tools necessary to help students achieve top grades and encourage them to take their study of sociology further. Following on from the accompanying Sociology for AS AQA, this is the perfect resource for success in sociology.

Family Life in 17th and 18th century America

Author: James M. Volo
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313331995
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

Describes the aspects of family life in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, looking at the roles of fathers, mothers, children, servants, and slaves, and how their relationships grew, changed, and ended.

Family Violence

Author: Robert L. Hampton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761906657
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Family & Relationships

Completely rewritten to reflect recent research into family and intimate violence this Second Edition of Family Violence explores the subject from its origins to assessment and treatment. The revision offers a summary of some of the best current scholarship conducted by family researchers.

Family and Civilization

Author: Carle C. Zimmerman
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497635746
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Social Science

Family and Civilization is the magnum opus of Carle Zimmerman, a distinguished sociologist who taught for many years at Harvard University. In this unjustly forgotten work Zimmerman demonstrates the close and causal connections between the rise and fall of different types of families and the rise and fall of civilizations, particularly ancient Greece and Rome, medieval and modern Europe, and the United States. Zimmerman traces the evolution of family structure from tribes and clans to extended and large nuclear families to the small nuclear families and broken families of today. And he shows the consequences of each structure for the bearing and rearing of children; for religion, law, and everyday life; and for the fate of civilization itself. Originally published in 1947, this compelling analysis predicted many of today’s cultural and social controversies and trends, including youth violence and depression, abortion and homosexuality, the demographic collapse of Europe and of the West more generally, and the displacement of peoples. This new edition, part of ISI Books’ Background series, has been edited and abridged by cultural commentator James Kurth of Swarthmore College and includes essays on the text by Kurth, Allan Carlson, and Bryce Christensen.