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Occupations and Professions

Kyle Albert, Kim Weeden

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Occupations and ProfessionsIntroductionSociologists have long been fascinated with occupations and professions, both as forms of social organization a...


Saylor Breckenridge, Scott Savage

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Organizations Introduction Organizations are, generally speaking, those stable elements of social life designed and created for the purpose of ...

Paid Work

Rudi Wielers

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Paid WorkIntroductionEver since the emergence of sociology as a discipline, sociologists have shown an interest in paid work. Marx, Weber, and Durkhei...

Panel Studies

Heather Laurie

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Panel Studies Introduction Panel studies are a particular design of longitudinal study in which the unit of analysis is followed at specified ...

Parsons, Talcott

Uta Gerhardt

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Talcott ParsonsIntroductionTalcott Parsons (b. 1902–d. 1979) was born into the family of a New England Congregational clergyman. His father, Edward Sm...


Michael Sierra-Arévalo

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

PolicingIntroductionPolicing refers to the profession and practice of maintaining social order and enforcing the law through the street-level preventi...

Political Culture

Mabel Berezin, Emily Sandusky

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Political CultureIntroductionPolitical culture can be conceptualized as the matrix of meanings embodied in expressive symbols, practices, and beliefs ...

Political Economy

Gregory Hooks, Andrew Crookston

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Political Economy Introduction Arguably, political economy—the intersection of economics and politics—is the foundation of the modern social s...

Political Sociology

Jeff Manza

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Political Sociology Introduction Political sociology is the study of power and the relationship between societies, states, and political confli...

Popular Culture

Dustin Kidd

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Popular CultureIntroductionPopular culture is the set of practices, beliefs, and objects that embody the most broadly shared meanings of a social syst...


Seth B. Abrutyn

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Positivism Introduction Positivism is a philosophy of science that assumes a specific epistemological, ontological, and methodological perspec...


David Brady

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Poverty Introduction The sociology of poverty focuses on the nature, causes, and consequences of poverty. Sociologists have explored why povert...


Stewart Clegg

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

PowerIntroductionThe concept of power is absolutely central to any understanding of society. Despite its ubiquity, power is arguably one of the most d...

Proletariat (Working Class)

Yunus Kaya

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Proletariat (Working Class) Introduction The prevalence of wage labor has been a defining characteristic of modern societies. Following the In...


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...

Public Opinion

Andrew Perrin

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Public Opinion Introduction The modern idea of public opinion research developed in the 1930s as a promising way to bring new scientific techniqu...

Public Space

Gordon Douglas

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2022-07-26

Public SpaceIntroductionSociology has an oddly imperfect, even problematic, relationship with public space (and space in general). Taking public space...

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Axel Marx

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)IntroductionThe social sciences use a wide range of research methods and techniques ranging from experiments to ...


Rashawn Ray, Nicole DeLoatch

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

RaceIntroductionRace is a human classification system that is socially constructed to distinguish between groups of people who share phenotypical char...

Race and Sexuality

Ghassan Moussawi, Vrushali Patil

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Race and SexualityIntroductionPioneering work on the relationship between race and sexuality can be dated from the late 1970s. Early academic, politic...

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