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Democracy

Robert M. Fishman

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

DemocracyIntroductionDemocracy has become the overwhelmingly predominant form of government in the world’s most-advanced societies and is increasingly...

Demography

Rebecca Kippen

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Demography Introduction Demography is the study of human populations, in particular their size and composition, and how they change through fe...

Development

Andrew Schrank

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Development Introduction Development occupies an ambiguous position in contemporary sociology. It is simultaneously a cause (or correlate) of p...

Deviance

Dick Hobbs

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Deviance Introduction The study of deviant behavior, although now partially obscured by the relentless expansion of criminology, remains central...

Discrimination

Issa Kohler-Hausmann

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Discrimination Introduction Discrimination is an action or practice that excludes, disadvantages, or merely differentiates between individuals ...

Doing Gender

Alexandra Macht

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

Doing GenderIntroductionTheoretically, the term “doing gender” first appeared in Harold Garfinkel’s case study of the intersexual Agnes in 1967, as an...

Du Bois, W.E.B.

Rashawn Ray

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

W. E. B. Du Bois Introduction William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (b. 1868–d. 1963) was a pioneering social theorist, methodologist, public sociolo...

Durkheim, Émile

Alexander Riley

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Émile Durkheim Introduction David Émile Durkheim was born on 15 April 1858, in Épinal, France, in the region of Lorraine. His influential, co...

Economic Institutions and Institutional Change

Kim Pernell

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Economic Institutions and Institutional ChangeIntroductionInterest in the institutions that structure economic behavior has a long history in sociolog...

Economic Sociology

Frederick Wherry, Nicholas Occhiuto

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Economic SociologyIntroductionEconomic sociology is the study of the relationship between society and the market. The field incorporates insights from...

Education

Kristin Jordan, Jennifer C. Lee

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Education Introduction Sociology of education includes the study of all aspects of education ranging from the organization of schools themselve...

Education and Health

Robert A. Hummer, Lauren M. Perry

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Education and Health Introduction The relationship between education and health comprises important portions of the sociological, social scien...

Education Policy in the United States

Lindsey Young, Justina Judy Spicer, Barbara Schneider

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Education Policy in the United StatesIntroductionExamining educational policy through a sociological lens allows for a deeper understanding of the edu...

Educational Policy and Race

Mahala Dyer Stewart

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-05-27

Educational Policy and RaceIntroductionPolicies are crucial for understanding the way that racial inequalities persist within contemporary society. Ed...

Elites

Shamus Khan

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Elites Introduction Elites are those who have vastly disproportionate access to or control over a social resource. Such resources have transfer...

Emotions

Kathryn J. Lively

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

EmotionsIntroductionThe sociology of emotion is a relatively new field. Developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the sociology of emotion draws at...

Empires and Colonialism

George Steinmetz

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Empires and ColonialismIntroductionEmpires have been the main form of large-scale political organization for at least two millennia, in contrast to mo...

Entrepreneurship

Ling Yang, Patricia H. Thornton

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

EntrepreneurshipIntroductionEntrepreneurship is the process of identifying and developing economic and social opportunities through the efforts of ind...

Environmental Sociology

Thomas Burns, Beth Caniglia

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Environmental Sociology Introduction Although humankind has always relied upon the natural environment, the character of that relationship has...

Epistemology

Justin Cruickshank

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

EpistemologyIntroductionEpistemology is the branch of philosophy concerned with the study of knowledge, with knowledge traditionally defined as justif...

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