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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...

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...

Housework

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...

Protestantism

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

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...

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...

Mead, G.H.

Filipe Carreira da Silva

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

G.H. Mead Introduction George Herbert Mead was born on 27 February 1863, in South Hadley, Massachusetts, the son of a clergyman, Hiram Mead. I...

Genocide

Martin Shaw

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Genocide Introduction Genocide is now understood as a major type of collective violence, with a distinctive place in the spectrum of political...

Masculinity

Michael Kimmel, Tristan Bridges

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Masculinity Introduction Masculinities studies is a vibrant, interdisciplinary field of study broadly concerned with the social construction of...

Cohort Analysis

Yang Yang, Kenneth C. Land

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Cohort Analysis Introduction Cohort analysis deals with the conceptualization, estimation, and interpretation of the differential contribution...

Power

Stewart Clegg

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Power Introduction The concept of power is absolutely central to any understanding of society. The ubiquity of the concept can be seen by a com...

Food

Michaela DeSoucey

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Food Introduction Food is a relatively new empirically distinct area within sociology. Previously, studies of food production and consumption ...

Conflict Theory

Jörg Rössel

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Conflict Theory Introduction Conflict theory is a rather fuzzy theoretical paradigm in sociological thinking. The term conflict theory crystal...

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...

Motherhood

Claudia Geist

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Motherhood Introduction Defining the meaning of motherhood is more complex than once thought. Due to technological and legal changes there is ...

Gentrification

Japonica Brown-Saracino

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Gentrification Introduction In 1964 in an effort to describe and classify the transformation of the economic, demographic, commercial, cultura...

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 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...

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