Part 1 Four-dimensional social space: introducing the field of sociology; the four dimensions - class and stratification, gender, ethnicity, nature / environment; environmental crisis. Part 2 Class, power and technological change: class and power; technological change in a scientific age; the environmental context. Part 3 Socialization: instruments of socialization - the family, gender, media, ethnicity, education. Part 4 Daily life and institutional constraint: daily life - work and leisure, ageing and poverty; politics, the state and the military - organized politics and the labour movement, crime and the law, the military and the arms race; body and soul - medicine, religion. Part 5 Social movements: the Left; the women's movement; aborigines; peace and the environment. Part 6 The good society: perspectives; four-dimensional social space.