A systematic introduction to Sociology suitable for undergraduate education. It cover the majar syllabus at this level, and is exceptionally clear and readable. The substantive areas are covered in terms of the major theoretical perspective within sociology. Each chapter closes with a section on the ideological basis of the views expressed. The final chapter cover Methodology and Sociological Theory The focus on theory is balanced by detailed consideration of empirical studies which provides the reader with considerable studies which provides the reader with considerable evidence on which at base his own judgements. A critical stance is maintained throughout.