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Social History

Peter N. Stearns

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Social History Introduction Many historians have contributed to what is now social history, but as a field social history was increasingly pre...


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...


Lisa M. Warner, Brian Powell

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Family Introduction Family is among the most important social institutions—if not the most important. Sociologists recognize the centrality of ...


Jill Quadagno, Sunshine Rote

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Gerontology Introduction Social gerontology is a subfield of gerontology. It is concerned mainly with the social, rather than the biological, a...

Analysis, Spatial

Stephen Matthews, Ellis Logan, Rachel Bacon

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 so...


Karen Cook, Bogdan State

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Trust Introduction Trust is a recurrent theme in social science literature. In the past four decades it has become the focus of a great deal of...


Phyllis Moen, Shi-Rong Lee

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Careers Introduction The concept of career has traditionally been defined as a series of positions, an orderly and hierarchical progression up...


Gerard Delanty, Špela Močnik

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Cosmopolitanism Introduction The term cosmopolitanism derives from the Greek word kosmopolites, meaning “a citizen of the world.” It was first...


Steven Hitlin

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Morality Introduction The study of morality was once central to social thought and a primary concern of philosophers throughout recorded histo...


Angie Andriot, Timothy J. Owens

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Identity Introduction We outline four identity theories typically employed by contemporary social psychologists: personal identity, role identi...


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...

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...

Consumer Culture

Steven Miles

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Consumer Culture Introduction Consumer culture is a form of material culture facilitated by the market, which thus created a particular relati...


Judith Treas, Anne Tatlock

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Housework Introduction Housework contributes to the broad project of social reproduction. Household labor perpetuates the social structures as...

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...

Marriage and Divorce

Nicholas Wolfinger

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Marriage and Divorce Introduction Marriage and divorce have been written about for thousands of years—both are prominently discussed in the Bi...


Bradley Wright

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Protestantism Introduction Christianity is the largest religion in the world, and Protestantism is one of its major traditions. It encompasses...

Analysis, World-Systems

Georgi Derluguian, Kevan Harris

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

World-Systems Analysis Introduction World-systems analysis (WSA) emerged in the stormy period between worldwide waves of protest in 1968 and t...

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...


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...

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