Sociology: Antipodean Perspectives introduces students to the study of society from an interdisciplinary perspective. Defining sociology as the data and patterns of everyday life, the book is structured around three sections: place, time and division. The many ways that the lives of Australians intersect with broader societal notions of place and geography, history and culture, institutions and social divisions are covered expertly and creatively by each of the contributors to this textbook. Written expressly for the purpose of engaging first year students in the study of sociology, the book's structure is both flexible and logical, making it an ideal learning and teaching tool. There is an emphasis on narratives that engage students in sociological thought. Contemporary approach to notions of place, time and division provides context through which to understand the workings of society. New to this Edition: 35 new chapters including animals, drugs, new global elites, regional towns.