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Rational Choice

Rafael Wittek

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Rational Choice Introduction “Rational choice theory” is a general theory of action and is considered one of the three overarching meta-theore...

Relationships

Tsui-O Tai

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Relationships Introduction Social scientists from different disciplines have conducted research on relationships. The list includes psychologi...

Religion

John Evans

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Religion Introduction The sociology of religion is a social science that examines how people are religious but does not advocate for a particul...

Secularization

Detlef Pollack

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Secularization Introduction Secularization theory was once the dominant sociological pattern of interpretation to describe and explain religio...

Sequence Analysis

Brendan Halpin

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Sequence Analysis Introduction Sequence analysis in sociology refers to a group of approaches to linear (predominantly longitudinal) data that...

Skill

Duncan Gallie

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Skill Introduction Changes in the level and structure of skills have been central to debates about social change for the last half-century. Th...

Social Capital

Benjamin Cornwell, Alicia Eads

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Social Capital Introduction The concept of “social capital” is unique in the social sciences in that there is both general interest in its var...

Social Change

Kevin T. Leicht

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Social Change Introduction Social change is the significant alteration of social structure and cultural patterns through time. Social structur...

Social Closure

Juergen Mackert

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Social Closure Introduction “Social closure” is one of the most basic terms and concepts in sociology. Basically, closure refers to processes ...

Social Control

Jason Carmichael

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Social Control Introduction Social control is the study of the mechanisms, in the form of patterns of pressure, through which society maintain...

Social Epidemiology

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Social Epidemiology Introduction Social epidemiology is a subdiscipline of epidemiology that focuses on social factors as determinants of a br...

Social Mobility

Steven Rytina

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Social Mobility Introduction Social mobility refers to the movement of individuals, families, or groups among stratified social positions. Conc...

Social Movements

Donatella della Porta

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Social Movements Introduction Four elements are common in social science definitions of social movements: a network structure, the use of uncon...

Social Networks

David Knoke

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Social Networks Introduction Social network analysis comprise theories and methods of investigating structural relations among social actors an...

Social Policy

Mara Yerkes

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Social Policy Introduction Social policy exists as an academic discipline but also refers to the practice of policymaking and administration (...

Social Problems

Joel Best

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Social Problems Introduction The term “social problem” is usually taken to refer to social conditions that disrupt or damage society—crime, rac...

Social Psychology

Alison Bianchi

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Social Psychology Introduction According to one of its most notable early researchers, the psychologist Gordon Allport, social psychology is t...

Social Stratification

Robert Andersen

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Social Stratification Introduction Broadly defined, social stratification is an important part of many areas of study in sociology, but it also...

Social Theory

Austin Harrington

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Social Theory Introduction Social theory refers to ideas, arguments, hypotheses, thought-experiments and explanatory speculations about how and...

Sociological Research on the Chinese Society

Xueguang Zhou

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Sociological Research on the Chinese Society Introduction The sociology of China is part of an interdisciplinary field that examines different...