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Sociology, History of

Stephen Turner

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

History of Sociology Introduction The history of sociology is both a traditional area of sociology itself and a part of the history of the social scienc...


John Horne

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Sports Introduction Although sport has been a subject for study at the undergraduate degree level its own right since at least the 1980s, some...


Michael Sauder

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Status Introduction Social status is a central dimension of stratification, making up one leg of the traditional “class, status, power” divisio...

Survey Methods

David de Vaus

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Survey Methods Introduction Survey methods are some of the core methods for collecting and analyzing data in sociology. While survey methods h...

Symbolic Interactionism

Gary Fine, Kent Sandstrom

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Symbolic Interactionism Introduction While the history of symbolic interactionism stretches back through the 20th century, it emerged as a prom...

Time Use and Time Diary Research

Kimberly Fisher, Jonathan Gershuny

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Time Use and Time Diary Research Introduction Our daily activities reflect important aspects of social and economic life. Because everything w...


Karen Cook, Bogdan State

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Trust Introduction Trust is a recurrent theme in social science literature. Since the 1970s it has become the focus of a great deal of empirical work in...

Veblen, Thorstein

Sidney Plotkin

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Thorstein Veblen Introduction Thorstein Veblen (b. 1857–d. 1929) ranks among the most original, controversial, and elusive minds in modern soc...


Juergen Mackert, Eddie Hartmann

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Violence Introduction Violence is a ubiquitous and quotidian social phenomenon. At the same time it is both a highly problematic and a dispute...

Weber, Max

Alan Sica

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Max Weber Introduction A principal founder of modern sociology, Max Weber Jr. was born 21 April 1864, to a prominent Prussian lawyer/politicia...

Welfare States

Jeremy Seekings

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Welfare States Introduction The growth of the welfare state has been a central feature of the societies—capitalist, increasingly urban, and mos...

Work and Employment, Sociology of

Steve Vallas

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Sociology of Work and Employment Introduction The sociology of work and employment is concerned with the social relations, normative codes, and...

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