The New Sociology of Scotland

by David McCrone

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  • 9781473903883
  • 9781473987050
  • 9781473987814

Written by a leading sociologist of Scotland, this ground-breaking new introduction is a comprehensive account of the social, political, economic and cultural processes at work in contemporary Scottish society.

At a time of major uncertainty and transformation The New Sociology of Scotland explores every aspect of Scottish life. Placed firmly in the context of globalisation, the text:

  • examines a broad range of topics including race and ethnicity, social inequality, national identity, health, class, education, sport, media and culture, among many others.  
  • looks at the ramifications of recent political events such as British General Election of 2015, the Scottish parliament election of May 2016, and the Brexit referendum of June 2016.
  • uses learning features such as further reading and discussion questions to stimulate students to engage critically with issues raised.

Written in a lucid and accessible style, The New Sociology of Scotland is an indispensable guide for students of sociology and politics. 


  • SAGE Publications; March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473987050
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: The New Sociology of Scotland
  • Author: David McCrone
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473903883
  • 9781473987050
  • 9781473987814

In The Press

This is an ambitious and hugely timely book, broad in scope but with detailed and balanced argumentation throughout. The New Sociology of Scotland provides a new benchmark in our understanding of Scotland and its significance to a much broader social science. The book goes far beyond Scotland, providing a theoretically informed and empirically rich contribution to some of the most pressing contemporary sociological questions (identity, globalisation, belonging). McCrone's previous work placed our understanding of Scotland at the forefront of better understanding a broader world - this book raises that bar very significantly again.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473903883
  • 9781473987050
  • 9781473987814