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An Introduction to Sociology in Ireland Third Edition Gill and MacMillan

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An Introduction to Sociology in ireland 3rd Edition.
Revised and updated edition of this comprehensive introduction to the world of sociology incorporating key contemporary issues, with particular reference to the Irish perspective.
New to this edition:
Reflects the new FETAC Level 5 social studies component specification (5N1370)
Presents the most recent statistics relevant to the area of sociology
Provides a basic understanding of a person’s position as an individual as well as part of a family, a community and the wider society
Promotes reflective and investigative exploration on current social issues
Presents strategies for study and preparation for examinations, including note-taking skills and revision methods.
Introduces the process and agents of socialisation by analysing family peer groups, education, the media and their impact.
Introduces and examines social stratification in Irish society.
Discusses discrimination and its impact on individuals and society.
Examines the role and function of the family and how the structure of the family has developed in recent times.
Details methods of research and social investigation to include survey methods, observation skills, documenting, referencing, and analysis and presentation of findings.
Written For:
Students taking the FETAC Level 5 Social Studies component (5N1370) as part of the following major awards:
Intellectual Disability Practice (5M1761)
Early Childhood Care and Education (5M2009)
Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
Journalism (5M2464)
Community Care (5M2786)
Community Development (5M3050)
Healthcare Support (5M4339)
Nursing Studies (5M4349)
Community Health Services (5M4467)
Community Health Services (5M4468)
Youth Work (5M4732)
Also suitable for those studying BTEC and HETAC subjects within the fields of Social Science and Healthcare.
Author Biography
Bernadette McDonald teaches Sociology in Cavan Institute of Technology.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Sociology
2. Concepts and Processes of Socialisation and the Acquisition of Culture
3. Major Sociological Perspectives and Theories
4. Methods of Research and Social Investigation
5. Sociology of the Family
6. Social Stratification in Irish Society
7. Gender Socialisation
8. Deviance and Social Control
9. Ageing and Older People
10. Race and Ethnicity
11. Sociology of Health
12. Demography and Urbanisation

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