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  1. A Note on Reading 1 item
    It is imperative that all students undertake a minimum amount of reading in order to develop an understanding of material introduced in lectures. Assessment will test students' critical understanding of key perspectives and debates. Therefore, it is very important that students familiarise themselves with the key literature while undertaking the module.
    1. Guidance on Essay-Writing Skills 1 item
      1. Get set for sociology - McIntosh, Ian, Punch, Samantha c2005

        Book  See Chapter 14: Essay-writing skills

  2. Recommended Key Texts 5 items
    There is no single 'textbook' that covers the range of topics explored in the module. However, the books listed below are particularly useful, and a limited number of copies will be available from the library via short loan. The books below are also ones that students may consider purchasing, as they contain a great deal of useful material to which they can refer throughout the module, and will be also be of use for study on other modules during their first year of study.
    1. Sociology - Fulcher, James, Scott, John 2011

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    2. Sociology - Giddens, Anthony, Sutton, Philip W. 2009

      Book 

    3. Sociology: a global introduction - Macionis, John J., Plummer, Kenneth 2012

      Book 

    4. The Penguin dictionary of sociology - Abercrombie, Nicholas, Hill, Stephen, Turner, Bryan S. 2006

      Book 

    5. Digital reading packs 1 item
      1. A selection of key readings will be available in digitised form. The digitised readings are marked in the reading list in the notes section of the resource and link through to the digital version where available.

  3. Further Reading 15 items
    The reading list provided for each session is by no means exhaustive – it is a starting point for exploration of the issues. The library contains a wide range of relevant books that you can explore. In addition, there are literally thousands of scholarly articles available from journals in both print and electronic form, which can be accessed via the library. Useful journals include the following: (click on the title of each journal and then the web address given to see the links to the full text)
    1. American sociological review - American Sociological Society, American Sociological Association 1936- (electronic resource)

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    2. The British journal of sociology - London School of Economics and Political Science 1950- (electronic resource)

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    3. Canadian journal of sociology - University of Alberta 1975- (electronic resource =)

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    4. Family relations - National Council on Family Relations 1980- (electronic resource)

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    5. Media, culture, and society (electronic resource)

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    6. Nations and nationalism - Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (electronic resource)

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    7. Journal of sociology - Australian Sociological Association (electronic resource)

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    8. Journal of historical sociology (electronic resource)

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    9. Sociology of education - American Sociological Association c1963- (electronic resource)

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    10. Social problems - Society for the Study of Social Problems 1953- (electronic resource)

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    11. Sociology - British Sociological Association (electronic resource)

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    12. Sociology of sport journal (electronic resource)

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    13. Work, employment & society (electronic resource)

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  4. Lecture 1: What are social institutions and why do they matter to us? 3 items
    1. What is Sociology? - J. Fulcher, J. Scott

      Chapter  See page 3 - 'What is sociology'

    2. Sociology: a global introduction - Macionis, John J., Plummer, Kenneth 2012

      Book  See Chapter 4 :Societies

    3. Entries for: 'norms', 'social structure', 'social order', 'social roles' and 'institutions' in any dictionary of sociology.

  5. Lecture 2: The family and kinship 18 items
    1. Introductory Reading 4 items
      1. Sociology: a global introduction - Macionis, John J., Plummer, Kenneth 2012

        Book  See Chapter 18: Families, Households and Personal Cultures

      2. Sociology - Giddens, Anthony, Sutton, Philip W. 2009

        Book  See Chapter 9: Families and Intimate Relationships

      3. Sociology of family life - Cheal, David J. 2002

        Book 

    2. Supplementary Reading 14 items
      1. The sociology of the family: a reader - Allan, Graham 1999

        Book 

      2. Families, households and society - Allan, Graham, Crow, Graham, British Sociological Association 2001

        Book 

      3. Liquid love: on the frailty of human bonds - Bauman, Zygmunt 2003

        Book 

      4. The normal chaos of love - Beck, Ulrich, Beck-Gernsheim, Elisabeth 1995

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      5. Criminal lives: family life, employment, and offending - Godfrey, Barry S., Cox, David J., Farrall, Stephen 2007

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      6. Families in society: boundaries and relationships - McKie, Linda, Cunningham-Burley, Sarah 2005

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      7. Lone parent families: gender, class, and state - Rowlingson, Karen, McKay, Stephen 2002

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      8. The Blackwell companion to the sociology of families - Scott, Jacqueline L., Treas, Judith, Richards, Martin 2004

        Book 

      9. Handbook of marriage and the family - Sussman, Marvin B., Steinmetz, Suzanne K., Peterson, Gary W. 1999

        Book 

      10. Rethinking families - Williams, Fiona, Fundaðcäao Calouste Gulbenkian, ESRC Group on Care, Values and the Future of Welfare c2004

        Book 

  6. Lecture 3: Community 18 items
    1. Introductory Reading 5 items
      1. Community: Past, Present, and Future - Majid Yar January 2004

        Article 

      2. Sociology - Fulcher, James, Scott, John 2011

        Book  See Chapter 13: Cities and Communities

      3. Community and everyday life - Day, Graham 2006

        Book 

      4. Community - Delanty, Gerard 2003

        Book  Chapter 3 available digitally.

      5. Community life: an introduction to local social relations - Crow, Graham, Allan, Graham 1994

        Book 

    2. Supplementary Reading 13 items
      1. Community: seeking safety in an insecure world - Bauman, Zygmunt 2001

        Book 

      2. Communitarianism and New Labour - Gideon Calder January 2004

        Article 

      3. The division of labour in society - Durkheim, Emile 1984

        Book 

      4. The Significance of Virtual Communities - Karen Evans January 2004

        Article 

      5. Crime control and community: the new politics of public safety - Hughes, Gordon, Edwards, Adam 2002

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      6. The politics of crime and community - Hughes, Gordon 2007

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      7. Community and association (Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft) - Tèonnies, Ferdinand, Loomis, Charles Price 1955

        Book 

  7. Lecture 4: The nation-state 20 items
    1. Introductory Reading 3 items
      1. Nation-State and Nationalism - L. Cox 2006

        Chapter  This is available digitally.

      2. Sociology: a global introduction - Macionis, John J., Plummer, Kenneth 2012

        Book  See Chapter 11: Racism, Ethnicities and Migration

      3. Sociology - Fulcher, James, Scott, John 2011

        Book  See Chapter 16: Globalization

    2. Supplementary Reading 17 items
      1. Globalization: the human consequences - Bauman, Zygmunt 1998

        Book 

      2. Banal nationalism - Billig, Michael 1995

        Book 

      3. Political sociology for a globalizing world - Drake, Michael S. 2010

        Book  See Chapter 4: Sovereignty and the State and chapter 5: Citizens, nations and nationalism

      4. Citizenship - Faulks, Keith 2000

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      5. A brief history of citizenship - Heater, Derek c2004

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      6. Rise and Demise of The Territorial State - John H. Herz Jul., 1957

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      7. The invention of tradition - Hobsbawm, E. J., Ranger, Terence O. 1992

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      8. The sociology of nationalism: tomorrow's ancestors - McCrone, David 1998

        Book 

      9. Global politics: globalization and the nation-state - McGrew, Anthony G., Lewis, Paul G. 1992

        Book 

      10. Theories of State Formation (chapter 9) - G. Poggi

        Chapter  This is available as a digitally.

      11. Sociology beyond societies: mobilities for the twenty-first century - Urry, John 2000

        Book 

      12. The rise and decline of the state - Van Creveld, Martin L. 1999

        Book 

  8. Lecture 5: Education 12 items
    1. Introductory Reading 2 items
      1. Education (chapter 20) - J. Macionis, J. Plummer

        Chapter  This is available digitally.

      2. Sociology - Giddens, Anthony, Sutton, Philip W. 2009

        Book  See Chapter 19: Education

    2. Supplementary Reading 10 items
      1. Understanding minority ethnic achievement: race, gender, class and 'success' - Archer, Louise, Francis, Becky 2007

        Book 

      2. Investigating gender: contemporary perspectives in education - Francis, Becky, Skelton, Christine 2001

        Book 

      3. Education: culture, economy, and society - Halsey, Albert Henry 1997

        Book 

      4. Education, globalization, and social change - Lauder, Hugh 2006

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      5. Education and the middle class - Power, Sally 2003

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      6. Education in a post-welfare society - Tomlinson, Sally 2005

        Book 

  9. Lecture 6: Work, employment and the social class structure 15 items
    1. Introductory Reading 3 items
      1. Work and Economic Life (chapter 20) - A. Giddens

        Chapter  This is available as a digitally.

      2. Sociology: a global introduction - Macionis, John J., Plummer, Kenneth 2012

        Book  See Chapter 15: Economies, Work and Consumption

      3. Sociology - Fulcher, James, Scott, John 2011

        Book  See Chapter 17: Work Employment and Leisure

    2. Supplementary Reading 12 items
      1. Post-Fordism: a reader - Amin, Ash 1994

        Book 

      2. The sociology of work: an introduction - Grint, Keith 1998

        Book 

      3. Gender, place, and the labour market - Jenkins, Sarah c2004

        Book 

      4. A new sociology of work? - Pettinger, Lynne 2005

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      5. The corrosion of character: the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism - Sennett, Richard 1998

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      6. Gender transformations - Walby, Sylvia 1997

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      7. Sociology, work, and industry - Watson, Tony J. 1995

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      8. Bodies at work - Wolkowitz, Carol 2006

        Book 

  10. Lecture 7: Religion 16 items
    1. Introductory Reading 4 items
      1. Sociology: a global introduction - Macionis, John J., Plummer, Kenneth 2012

        Book  See Chapter 19: Religion and Belief

      2. Sociology - Giddens, Anthony, Sutton, Philip W. 2009

        Book  See Chapter 16: Religion

      3. Sociology - Fulcher, James, Scott, John 2011

        Book  See Chapter 11: Religion, Belief and Meaning

    2. Supplementary Reading 12 items
      1. Anthropological approaches to the study of religion - Banton, Michael 2004

        Book 

      2. The sociology of secularisation - Glasner, Peter E. 1977

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      3. Sociology and the world's religions - Hamilton, Malcolm B. 1998

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      4. The spiritual revolution: why religion is giving way to spirituality - Heelas, Paul, Woodhead, Linda 2005

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      5. Islamic fundamentalism since 1945 - Milton-Edwards, Beverley 2005

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      6. Islam in a globalizing world - Simons, Thomas W. 2003

        Book 

  11. Lecture 8: Mass Media 22 items
    1. Introductory Reading 4 items
      1. Sociology: a global introduction - Macionis, John J., Plummer, Kenneth 2012

        Book  See Chapter 22: Communication and the New Media

      2. Sociology - Giddens, Anthony, Sutton, Philip W. 2009

        Book  See Chapter 17: The Media

      3. Sociology - Fulcher, James, Scott, John 2011

        Book  See Chapter 10: Communication and the Media

    2. Supplementary Reading 18 items
      1. Distant suffering: morality, media, and politics - Boltanski, Luc 1999

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      2. Approaches to media: a reader - Newbold, Chris, Boyd-Barrett, Oliver 1995

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      3. Critical readings: media and gender - Carter, Cynthia, Steiner, Linda 2004

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      4. Mass media and society - Curran, James, Gurevitch, Michael 2005

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      5. Power without responsibility: press, broadcasting, and the internet in Britain - Curran, James, Seaton, Jean 2010

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      6. The sociology of the mass media - Glover, David 1984

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      7. The mass media and power in modern Britain - Eldridge, John E.T., Kitzinger, Jenny V., Williams, Kevin 1997

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      8. Mass media and media policy in western Europe - Humphreys, Peter 1996

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      9. Media & crime - Yvonne Jewkes 2015

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      10. Mass communication theory: an introduction - McQuail, Denis 1994

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      11. Modern mass media: communication in society - Merrill, John Calhoun, Lee, John, 1931-, Friedlander, E. J. 1990

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      12. Youth, popular culture and moral panics: penny gaffs to gangsta-rap, 1830-1996 - Springhall, John 1998

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      13. Come on down?: popular media culture in post-war Britain - Strinati, Dominic, Wagg, Stephen 1992

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      14. Compassion, morality, and the media - Tester, Keith 2001

        Book 

  12. Lecture 9: New media 19 items
    1. Introductory Reading 2 items
      1. Internet - J. Slevin 2006

        Chapter  Available digitally.

      2. Sociology: a global introduction - Macionis, John J., Plummer, Kenneth 2012

        Book  See Chapter 23: Science, Cyberspace and the Risk Society

    2. Supplementary Reading 17 items
      1. New media and politics - Axford, Barrie, Huggins, Richard 2001

        Book 

      2. New media, old media: a history and theory reader - Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong, Keenan, Thomas 2006

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      3. Media and cultural studies: keyworks - Durham, Meenakshi Gigi, Kellner, Douglas 2006

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      4. The World Wide Web and contemporary cultural theory - Herman, Andrew, Swiss, Thomas 2000

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      5. Virtual culture: identity and communication in cybersociety - Jones, Steven G. 1997

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      6. Handbook of new media: social shaping and social consequences of ICTs - Lievrouw, Leah A., Livingstone, Sonia M. 2006

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      7. New media: a critical introduction - Lister, Martin 2009

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      8. Dark fiber: tracking critical internet culture - Lovink, Geert c2002

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      9. Zero comments: blogging and critical Internet culture - Lovink, Geert c2008

        Book 

      10. Internet culture - Porter, David 1997

        Book 

      11. Play between worlds: exploring online game culture - Taylor, T. L. 2009

        Book 

      12. Cybercrime and society - Yar, Majid 2006

        Book 

  13. Lecture 10: Sport 13 items
    1. Introductory Reading 1 item
      1. Sport and Culture - D. Rowe 2006

        Chapter 

    2. Supplementary Reading 12 items
      1. Making sense of sports - Cashmore, Ernest c2005 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. Handbook of sports studies - Dunning, Eric, Coakley, Jay J. 2000

        Book 

      3. Power play: sport, the media and popular culture - Boyle, Raymond, Haynes, Richard 2000

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      4. Sport, culture and ideology - Hargreaves, Jennifer 1982

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      5. Sport, leisure and culture in twentieth-century Britain - Hill, Jeff 2002

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      6. The social significance of sport: an introduction to the sociology of sport - McPherson, Barry D., Curtis, James E., Loy, John W. 1989

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      7. Critical readings: sport, culture and the media - Rowe, David 2004

        Book 

  14. Digital content 1 item
  15. Going beyond your reading list 1 item
    1. You will find further information about the resources available in your subject area via the Sociology LibGuide (link opens in new window).  General  access to Skills support and Library services can also be found here (link opens in new window).