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FC005 Introduction to Social Science
Term 1 key readings
Try to ensure that you have read the following before the end of term one. Hughes, G. & Fergusson, R. (eds.) (2004) Ordering Lives: Family, Work and Welfare, London: Routledge. You must read all of this text before the start of term 2. Available as an e-book (you must login with your GUID): http://encore.lib.gla.ac.uk/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2672222__Sordering%20lives__P0%2C1__Orightresult__X5?lang=eng&suite=cobalt Gorton, W. A. (2010) The Philosophy of Social Science. Retrieved September 20th, 2013 from: http://www.iep.utm.edu/soc-sci/ Term 2 key readings

By the end of term 2 you should have read all of:
Held, D. (ed.) (2004) A Globalising World? Culture, Economics, Politics, London: Routledge. Also available as an e-book (you must login with your GUID): http://encore.lib.gla.ac.uk/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2926599__Sheld%20globalizing%20world__P0%2C1__Orightresult__X2?lang=eng&suite=cobalt

Additional readings
The readings listed below are indicative only. You are strongly encouraged to find and use academic sources that are not on this list, especially articles from academic journals. PART ONE
Key concepts
The introductory chapters / sections in the following books are all relevant to this topic: Giddens, A. (2009). Sociology. 6th edn. Cambridge: Polity Press. Macionis, J. J. (2009) Sociology. Harlow: Pearson Education. Macionis, J. J. and Plummer, K. (2012). Sociology: A Global Introduction. 5th edn. Harlow, Essex: Pearson Prentice Hall. Marsh, I., Keating, M., Punch, S. And Harden, J. (eds.) (2009) Sociology: Making Sense of Society. 4th edn. Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd. Bilton, T. et al (Eds.) (2002) Introductory Sociology. 4th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan. Can we study society scientifically?

Bryman, A. (2012) Social Research Methods. 4th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Goldblatt, D. (ed.) (2004) Knowledge and the social sciences: theory, method, practice. 2nd edn....
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