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Zachary P. Neal

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Community Introduction Community is a broad topic within sociology, the social sciences generally, and indeed even in the natural and physical...

Comparative Historical Sociology

Monica Prasad

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Comparative Historical Sociology Introduction Comparative historical sociology is the branch of sociology that analyzes society-wide transforma...

Comte, Auguste

Andrew Wernick

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Auguste ComteIntroductionAuguste Comte (b. 1798–d. 1857), mathematician, philosopher of science, grand systematizer of positivism, and in later years ...

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...


Peter Kivisto

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

ConservatismIntroductionConservatism refers to one of the constituent political positions found in all contemporary democracies. It can be construed a...

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...


Ian Woodward

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Consumption Introduction A rudimentary definition of consumption emphasizes the purchase and use of goods or services, noting that the point o...

Contemporary Family Issues

Leah Ruppanner

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Contemporary Family Issues Introduction Contemporary families face a host of unprecedented issues. One of the major lingering sociological puz...

Contingent Work

Zoltán Lippényi

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Contingent WorkIntroductionThe past decades have seen a remarkable increase in new forms of employment in work organizations that differ from traditio...

Conversation Analysis

Michael Emmison

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Conversation Analysis Introduction Conversation analysis (hereafter CA) is a rigorously empirical approach to the investigation of social acti...


Marie Segrave

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

CorrectionsIntroductionCorrections is a term used to refer to a key component of the criminal justice system. It is used both as an applied term, refe...


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...


Sara Wakefield

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Criminology Introduction Criminology is a broad subfield drawing from a number of academic disciplines. Beyond its historically strong ties to ...

Cultural Capital

David L. Swartz

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Cultural CapitalIntroductionCultural capital is used conceptually and researched empirically as a staple in much contemporary social scientific resear...

Cultural Classification and Codes

Vincent Yung, Wendy Espeland

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Cultural Classification and CodesIntroductionClassification is fundamental to social life. It is the prerequisite to all other social activity. Before...

Cultural Omnivorousness

Irmak Karademir Hazir

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Cultural OmnivorousnessIntroductionThe term cultural omnivorousness was first introduced to the cultural consumption literature by Richard Peterson in...

Cultural Production and Circulation

Jennifer C. Lena, Vaughn Schmutz

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Cultural Production and CirculationIntroductionThe production perspective in the sociology of culture emerged in the 1970s as an alternative to “refle...

Culture and Networks

Neha Gondal

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Culture and NetworksIntroductionSocial networks are a measure of relationships between entities (such as persons, organizations, states, and even conc...

Culture, Sociology of

Brian Steensland

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Sociology of Culture Introduction Culture is the symbolic-expressive dimension of social life. In common usage, the term “culture” can mean the...


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...

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