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 globalisation, 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. Written in a lucid and accessible style, The New Sociology of Scotland is an indispensable guide for students of sociology and politics.
- FRAMING SCOTLAND
- Chapter 1: When Was Scotland?
- Chapter 2: Making Modern Scotland: The Story of the Twentieth Century
- Chapter 3: What Is Scotland?
- PEOPLE AND POWER
- Chapter 4: Scotland’s People
- Chapter 5: The Scottish Way of Death
- Chapter 6: Who Runs Scotland?
- Chapter 7: Inequality, Poverty and Power
- Chapter 8: Making a Living
- Chapter 9: Social Class and Social Opportunity
- Chapter 10: Scottish Education and Scottish Society
- Chapter 11: Gendering Scotland
- Chapter 12: Social Order: Crime and Justice in Scotland
- Chapter 13: ‘Race’ and Ethnicity in Scotland
- Chapter 14: Religion: Have Scots Become a Godless People?
- CULTURE AND IDENTITY
- Chapter 15: Belonging: Placing People
- Chapter 16: ‘Nothing but Heather’: Scotland as Country
- Chapter 17: Wilful Fragments: Characterising Scottish Culture
- Chapter 18: National Identity: Who Do We Think We Are?
- Chapter 19: Politics and National Identity
- Chapter 20: ‘My Granny was a McTavish’: Claiming Diaspora Identity
- REPRESENTING SCOTLAND
- Chapter 21: Playing for the Nation
- Chapter 22: Seeing Ourselves: The Media in Scotland
- Chapter 23: Scotland and Stuff: The Sociology of Consumption and Lifestyle
- Chapter 24: Scotland and the World