This book explores the achievements of British feminist sociology in theory, methods and empirical research. It outlines the barriers to the development of feminism and explores contemporary challenges.
Ideal for instructors and students in a wide range of sociological courses, this guide makes the case that thinking and writing are integrally related and that writing, therefore, exercises the sociological imagination.
Westerners invented social movements during the 18th century, but after that social movements became vehicles of popular politics across the world. By locating social movements in history, prize-winning social scientist Charles Tilly provides rich and often surprising insights into the origins of contemporary social movement practices, relations of social movements to democratization, and likely futures for social movements.
"The seventh installment in Michael Apted's Up Series. In 1964, 14 children from diverse backgrounds were interviewed about their lives and dreams. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives."
"A look at the impact of the online world created by teens, from kids who are bullied, to those whose only friends are online, to the newest crop of celebrities on YouTube and MySpace. Frontline investigates the risks, realities, and misconceptions of teenage self-expression on the World Wide Web."
"Unnatural Causes shows the extent of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health--and searches for their root causes. There is more to our health than bad habits, health care or unlucky genes. The social conditions in which we are born, live and work profoundly affect our well-being and longevity."