· Excellent questioning and prompts for discussion with case studies to illustrate how to think sociologically. This will help both teachers and their students to generate high quality classroom conversations. · Detailed discussion of sociological theory, and I like the way each theory is applied to a specific issue to show students the application of theoretical and conceptual differences.
· The discussion of the construction of gender is very good and this can be well linked to English Language courses, for example.
Dr Simon Henderson, Head of History and Sixth Form, Teeside School and Sixth Form
This book is fantastic. It's the perfect introduction to sociology. It carefully breaks down the elements of sociology and why they are important, whilst dispelling the rumours that sociology is common sense. The complexity of sociology can sometimes be taken for granted and this book acknowledges the significance of the discipline. Chapter 2 can easily be used as assigned or wider reading for students before they study sociological theories; it allows students to access and understand fundamental sociological knowledge that can often be misunderstood in the classroom. I would highly recommend this book to my students and believe it should be a staple within a social science classroom.
Annalisea Whyte, Sociology teacher