A core introduction to Sociology that puts global issues at the heart of its discussion. From recessions and revolutions to social media and migration, this third edition is fully updated to explore just how these issues can help us to understand the role of Sociology in our world today. With clear writing and infectious enthusiasm for its topic, it evaluates the connections between everyday experiences and larger processes. Combining discussion of global challenges with an emphasis on critical thinking, this lively text offers an engaging introduction, ideally suited for first-year Sociology modules. In addition, it can be used as a standalone text on more specialised modules on Globalisation, or as complimentary reading on courses dealing with issues such as Work, Class and Gender, Race, Crime or Leisure from a global perspective.