Written by a leading sociologist of Scotland, this ground-breaking new introduction is a comprehensive account of the social, political, economic and cultural processes at work in contemporary Scottish society. At a time of major uncertainty and transformation The New Sociology of Scotland explores every aspect of Scottish life. Placed firmly in the context of globalization, the text:
- Examines a broad range of topics including race and ethnicity, social inequality, national identity, health, class, education, sport, media and culture, among many others.
- Looks at the ramifications of recent political events such as British General Election of 2015, the Scottish parliament election of May 2016, and the Brexit referendum of June 2016.
- Uses learning features such as further reading and discussion questions to stimulate students to engage critically with issues raised.
When Was Scotland?
Making Modern Scotland: The Story of the Twentieth Century
What is Scotland?
The Scottish Way of Death
Who Runs Scotland?
Inequality, Poverty and Power
Making a Living
Social Class and Social Opportunity
Scottish Education and Scottish Society - Lindsay Paterson
Social Order: Crime and Justice in Scotland - Susan McVie
'Race' and Ethnicity in Scotland
Religion: Have Scots Become Godless People? - Steve Bruce
Belonging: Placing People
'Nothing But Heather': Scotland as Country
Wilful Fragments: Charactersing Scottish Culture
National Identity: Who Do We Think We Are?
Politics and National Identity
'My Granny was a Mctavish': Claiming Diaspora Identity
Playing for the Nation
Seeing Ourselves: The Media in Scotland
Scotland and Stuff: The Sociology of Consumption and Life style
Scotland and the World
Appendix: Timeline, 1900-2016