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Adolescence

Melissa R. Herman

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Adolescence Introduction The sociology of adolescence focuses on biological, social, economic, and psychological development of youth during th...

African Americans

Alford A. Young, Jr.

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

African Americans Introduction African Americans have been the focus of wide-ranging studies in sociology for more than a century. Research on...

African Societies

Linda Semu

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

African Societies Introduction African societies are complex and diverse, requiring an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate and understand t...

Aging

Peter Uhlenberg

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Aging Introduction Although the sociology of aging focuses primarily on the later years of life, it is grounded in an understanding that aging ...

Analysis, Spatial

Stephen Matthews

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Spatial Analysis Introduction Recent years have seen a rapid growth in interest in the addition of a spatial perspective, especially in the soc...

Analysis, World-Systems

Georgi Derluguian

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

World-Systems Analysis Introduction The world-systems analysis (WSA) emerged in the stormy period marked by the worldwide youth protests of 196...

Anarchism

Ruth Kinna

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Anarchism Introduction Anarchism developed as a distinctive strain within radical and revolutionary thought in the mid-19th century. The polit...

Asian Americans

Jennifer C. Lee, Alexander Lu

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Asian Americans Introduction Asian Americans currently make up about five percent of the US population and are one of the fastest growing racia...

Assimilation

Van C. Tran

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Assimilation Introduction The study of immigrant assimilation has had a central place in the discipline of sociology, beginning with sociologis...

Biosociology

Rosemary Hopcroft

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Biosociology Introduction Biosociology is a subject that has emerged relatively recently in sociology—an emergence not without controversy. How...

Bourdieu, Pierre

Etienne Ollion

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Pierre Bourdieu Introduction Pierre Bourdieu was born on 1 August 1930 in a rural area of southwestern France. The only child of a peasant sha...

Caste

Surinder Jodhka

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Caste Introduction Caste is popularly understood as a “closed system” of social stratification in which social groups, often divided on the bas...

Catholicism

Tricia C. Bruce

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Catholicism Introduction The sociology of Catholicism, like the sociology of religion more broadly, examines how individuals, communities, and...

Chicago School of Sociology

Mary Jo Deegan

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Chicago School of Sociology Introduction The Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago established an early intellectual and profess...

Children

Toby L. Parcel

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Children Introduction One definition of “children” suggests it is the social grouping of humans from birth to age twenty. A closely related co...

Chinese Society

Xianbi Huang

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Chinese Society Introduction Chinese society, with the largest population and one of the oldest civilizations in the world, is experiencing co...

Citizenship

Yasemin Soysal

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Citizenship Introduction Long a purview of legal and normative political theories, citizenship has made its way in noticeable strides into the ...

Civil Rights

David Cunningham, Nicole Fox

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Civil Rights Introduction Unlike many standard sociological concepts, “civil rights” is rarely interrogated as a phenomenon sui generis or in ...

Civil Society

Lauren E. Eastwood

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Civil Society Introduction What civil society encompasses is a highly contested subject in political and social theory. This debate speaks to ...

Class

Jeff Manza

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Class Introduction No concept is more widely used in sociology than that of “class.” Rooted in the writings of Marx and Engels, as well as Webe...