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MODULE 1: DOING PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY 1. The sociological gaze: Linking private lives to public issues 2. Sociological foundations: Early theorists and theories 3. Contemporary sociological theorists and theories 4. Sociological investigations: Doing social research MODULE 2: SOCIAL IDENTITIES 5. How we become who and what we are: Socialisation and the new genetics 6. Youth transitions and youth culture 7. Families and intimate relationships 8. Consumption and lifestyles 9. Sporting life 10. A sociology of licit and illicit drugs MODULE 3: SOCIAL DIFFERENCES AND INEQUALITIES 11. Class and inequality in Australia 12. Gender and sexualities 13. Ethnicity and belonging 14. Race and reconciliation in Australia 15. Religion and spirituality in a contemporary Australia 16. Deviance, crime, and social control MODULE 4: SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS 17. The social determinants of health and illness 18. Globalisation, power, and social movements 19. Global risk and the surveillance state: A sociology of new terrorism 20. Working 24/7: The new work ethic 21. Digital sociology 22. Media and popular culture 23. Educating society: Sociological debates and dilemmas MODULE 5: FUTURE DIRECTIONS 24. A sociological toolkit 25. Writing a sociology essay 26. Threshold learning outcomes for sociology Glossary Index

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John Germov is Professor of Sociology, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Charles Sturt University. He is a former President of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH), a former President of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), and served on the Executive of the International Sociological Association. Marilyn Poole is an Honorary Associate Professor of Sociology at Deakin University. Although now retired, Marilyn has long experience in the community sector and continues to work on advisory committees particularly in the areas of health and community strengthening.

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