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Knowledge, Critical Sociology of

Prabhdeep Singh Kehal, Laura Garbes, Michael D. Kennedy

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Critical Sociology of KnowledgeIntroductionThis article curates scholarship around those understandings identified to be “knowledges.” It investigates...

Labor Markets

Matt L. Huffman

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Labor Markets Introduction The sociology of labor markets is a large and diverse field reflecting the varied connotations of the concept of a ...

Latino/Latina Studies

Zulema Valdez

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Latino/Latina Studies Introduction The US federal government Office of Management and Budget defines Latinos as a “Hispanic origin” group that...

Law and Society

Joachim J. Savelsberg, Lara L. Cleveland

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Law and Society Introduction Law and society studies address the mutual relationship between law and society with its different actors, instit...

Law, Sociology of

Mathieu Deflem

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Sociology of Law Introduction The sociology of law refers to the sociological study of law and law-related phenomena, whereby law is typically...


Karla A. Henderson

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Leisure Introduction Leisure has been common in people’s lives throughout history. As a behavior, involvement in enjoyable games and activitie...

LGBT Parenting and Family Formation

Damien W. Riggs

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

LGBT Parenting and Family FormationIntroductionOver the past three decades, rapidly growing numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) ...

LGBT Social Movements

Amy L. Stone, Sarah Davis

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

LGBT Social MovementsIntroductionThe study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) social movements mostly emerges out of the sociological s...

Life Course

Deborah Carr

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Life Course Introduction Sociology of the life course is a sophisticated theoretical paradigm designed to understand human lives. Four key ...

Lipset, S.M.

Mildred A. Schwartz

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

S. M. Lipset Introduction Seymour Martin Lipset was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1922 and died in 2006. His parents were working-class Russ...


Stewart Clegg

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Management Introduction The study of management enjoys a fairly short history, with management having been recognized as a fit subject for stu...

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...

Marxist Sociology

Michael McCarthy, Jeff Manza

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Marxist Sociology Introduction Karl Marx (b. 1818–d. 1883) and his lifelong collaborator Friedrich Engels (b. 1820–d. 1895) developed a body of...


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...

Mass Incarceration in the United States and its Collateral Consequences

Meaghan Mingo, Anna R. Haskins

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

Mass Incarceration in the United States and Its Collateral ConsequencesIntroductionMass incarceration is characterized by comparatively and historical...

Mass Media

Rodney Benson, Tim Wood

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Mass Media Introduction While the “mass media” have long been an object of research, scholarly emphasis has shifted in recent decades from the...

Material Culture

Terence E. McDonnell, Kelcie Vercel

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Material CultureIntroductionBeginning with many of its earliest writings, sociology has a long tradition of theorizing the role of objects and materia...

Mathematical Sociology

Guillermina Jasso

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Mathematical SociologyIntroductionMathematical sociology is sociology expressed in the language of mathematics. It has no special subject matter or sp...

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...

Medical Sociology

William Cockerham

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Medical SociologyIntroductionMedical sociology, sometimes referred to as health sociology, is the study of the social causes and consequences of healt...

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