Analysing Everyday Life and Culture

James Arvanitakis


Analysing Everyday Life and Culture

James Arvanitakis






14 Dec 2015




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Why are there pirates in the supermarket?

Sociologic: Analysing Everyday Life and Culture is a contemporary introduction to sociology for the modern student. Readers will learn about sociological concepts through examination of a variety of theories and theorists, all the while relating and applying this knowledge to their own experiences of everyday life. Students will relish exploring the world of society and culture through personal narrative, humour, and examples.

Editor James Arvanitakis has assembled a stellar author team who collectively give students the tools to analyse how society functions, operates and changes… and lay down a challenge to change it for the better.

  • Learn through the voices of real people – student and professional profiles throughout the text show real life examples of situations and expose readers to a wealth of voices and perspectives.
  • Critical reflection questions and discussion questions – encourage students to look at their own lives as they learn so they can see how the theories are relevant.
  • Rich with extra references and further reading to help readers investigate each subject area to greater depths.


1 Introduction
James Arvanitakis
2 Leap into Sociology
Michelle Black and Maria El-Chami
3 Studying Society and Culture
James Arvanitakis
4 Researching the World Around Us
Maggie Walter
5 Modernity and Modernisation
Glenda Ballantyne
6 Class and Class Relations
Verity Archer
7 Sex and Gender
Denise Buiten
8 Power in Contemporary Society
Lucas Walsh
9 Race and Ethnicity
Farida Fozdar
10 The Nation and the State
John A. Rees
11 Aboriginal Australia
Nikki Moodie
12 Youth and Young People
Paula Geldens
13 Deviance and moral panics
Jen Couch and Trudi 
14 Work and Society
Justine Humphry 
15 Society and the World of Sports
Mair Underwood
16 Religion and Contemporary Society
Anna Halafoff
17 Globalisation
Duncan McDuie-Ra
18 Society and the Environment
Nikó Antalffy
19 Science, Technology and Society
Anni Dugdale
20 Media, social media, and why you should think twice before posting that!
Mitchell Hobbs
21 Social Movements
Moira Byrne
22 How to Change the World
Mitra Gusheh and James Arvanitakis
‪‬‬‬‬‬‬‬23 ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Conclusion‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
James Arvanitakis


Edited by James Arvanitakis – Professor, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney.


Michelle Black
– Australian Catholic University
Maria El-Chami – Victoria University of Wellington
Maggie Walter – The University of Tasmania
Glenda Ballantyne – Swinburne University
Verity Archer – Federation University
Denise Buiten – Notre Dame University
Lucas Walsh – Monash University
Farida Fozdar – The University of Western Australia
John A. Rees – Notre Dame University
Nikki Moodie – The University of Melbourne
Paula Geldens – Swinburne University
Jen Couch – Australian Catholic University
Trudi Cooper – Edith Cowan University
Justine Humphry – University of Western Sydney
Mair Underwood – University of Queensland
Anna Halafoff – Deakin University
Duncan McDuie-Ra – University of New South Wales
Niko Antalffy – Macquarie University
Anni Dugdale – The University of Canberra
Mitchell Hobbs – University of Sydney
Moira Byrne – Australian National University
Mitra Gusheh – University of Technology, Sydney

Student Resources

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  • Multiple choice questions for each chapter
  • Interactive activities identify key theorists and research methods
  • Flashcard glossary to learn key terms
  • Videos of James Arvanitakis discussing different sociological topics
  • Research methods quiz
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  • Instructors Resource Manual
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Chapter 1: Why are There Pirates in the Supermarket?

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