Tel: 012 342 2765 |

  • Reader on selected social phenomena, A 7/e
  • Bezuidenhout FJ
  • ISBN: 9780627038198
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627038204
  • 404 Pages | Published: 2021


A reader on selected social phenomena emphasises the nature, causes and consequences of 17 social phenomena. A long-standing classic, it has been updated and refined to reflect current mores, events and trends.


The content of the chapters is not discipline specific. Lecturers can therefore use perspectives within their fields of study or interest to guide their students to an understanding of the phenomena dealt with from within their discipline.


Discussion topics at the end of each chapter can be used to encourage students to deal with aspects beyond the scope of the text.


Frans Bezuidenhout, until his retirement in 2013, was Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (incorporating History) at Nelson Mandela University (NMU). After his retirement he continued to present lectures on Purpose Capital and Resilience of self-relations at NMU Graduate Business School; Research Methodology within the Department of Industrial Engineering to postgraduate students; and Personhood Development within the Faculty of Education

of NMU to undergraduate students. Prof. Bezuidenhout focuses on research in the fields of Applied Sociology and Clinical Sociology. He uses these as basis from which to coach and consult as well as to present workshops and webinars.

Supplementary material available for this title includes:

All source material (excluding figures and tables) has been supplied in an editable format (Microsoft Office) and you can fully customise it to your needs.

Please click on the link below to access the Lecturer Support Material (LSM) portal:

LSM Portal

If this is the first time you access Van Schaik Publishers LSM, you will need to register and set up a profile. Once your registration has been approved you will be sent an email and will then be able to request access to the resources you need for a particular book. You will also be able to request access to the resources of additional books using your profile.

We welcome any suggestions regarding new or additional resources. For any queries or feedback please contact our digital publisher at The material available varies from book to book and may also be developed further over time.

If you are uncertain about the registration and access request procedures, please download the LSM Manual.

LSM Manual

Lecturer Support Material is available free to lecturers who lecture on courses where the book is prescribed but samples are also available should you wish to review what is available as part of your prescribed book selection process. Please contact your Marketer for access to the sample LSM.

Student requests for LSM will not be entertained and any attempts by students to access lecturer support material will be reported to a student’s lecturer or to the Head of Department.