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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

Ethnic Enclaves

Mario Alberto Viveros Espinoza-Kulick, Maura Fennelly, Kevin Beck, Ernesto Castañeda

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Ethnic EnclavesIntroductionEthnic enclaves have been defined in numerous ways. The word “ethnic” is often used to refer to a particular group with a s...


Paul Spickard

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Ethnicity Introduction Ethnicity, and its sibling concept race, lies close to the center of sociological concern. Together these intertwining ...

Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

Michael E. Lynch

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Ethnomethodology and Conversation AnalysisIntroductionEthnomethodology (literally people’s methodology) is the study of practices through which member...

Exchange Theory

Gretchen Peterson

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Exchange Theory Introduction Exchange theory is a term that encompasses several theoretical traditions that focus on exchange relationships an...

Families, Postmodern

Jose Martin Aveldanes, Carla A. Pfeffer, Jennifer Augustine

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Postmodern FamiliesIntroductionWhat exactly is a postmodern family and why does it matter? Though they may disagree on specific dates, scholars genera...


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 ...

Family Policies

Rense Nieuwenhuis, Wim Van Lancker

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Family PoliciesIntroductionFamily policies are those public policies that directly affect families with children. Given the fact that definitions of w...


Marit A. Berntson

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

FascismIntroductionFascism dominated politics and society in the 1920s and 1930s and resulted in one of the world’s most destructive wars. The enormit...

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