An introduction for students of all levels to the big social science debates and important concepts in recent discussion of identity, citizenship, social divisions, consumption and class, gender, race and ethnicity, the role of the media and the.
The social sciences are about people and the relationships between individuals and the social and material world we live in. They are about the social structures which shape - and are shaped by - social forces such as ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality and age and the bodies we inhabit. How are these relationships changing and to what extent and how can people influence change? What are the big issues which concern us today? How can the social sciences help us to understand what is going on? Social Sciences: The Big Issues third edition looks at what matters in terms of what is changing and wh.