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Social Policy

Mara Yerkes

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Social PolicyIntroductionSocial policy exists as an academic discipline but also refers to the practice of policymaking and administration (including ...

Social Problems

Joel Best

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Social ProblemsIntroductionThe term “social problem” is usually taken to refer to social conditions that disrupt or damage society—crime, racism, and ...

Social Psychology

Alison Bianchi

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Social Psychology Introduction According to one of its most notable early researchers, the psychologist Gordon Allport, social psychology is t...

Social Stratification

Robert Andersen

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Social Stratification Introduction Broadly defined, social stratification is an important part of many areas of study in sociology, but it also...

Social Theory

Austin Harrington

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Social TheoryIntroductionSocial theory refers to ideas, arguments, hypotheses, thought-experiments, and explanatory speculations about how and why hum...

Socialization, Sociological Perspectives on

Emily Daina Šaras, Lara Perez-Felkner

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Sociological Perspectives on SocializationIntroductionScholars of sociology, anthropology, psychology, and Education alike are interested in socializa...


Richard Cameron, Janet M. Fuller

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

SociolinguisticsIntroductionSociolinguistics is a multilingual collection of research methodologies with distinct objects, dissimilar agendas, and dif...

Sociological Approaches to Character

Arthur E. McLuhan

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Sociological Approaches to CharacterIntroductionWhat is character? Many notable scholars have attempted to answer this question throughout the history...

Sociological Research on the Chinese Society

Xueguang Zhou

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Sociological Research on the Chinese Society Introduction The sociology of China is part of an interdisciplinary field that examines different...

Sociological Research, Qualitative Methods in

Jeff Sallaz

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Qualitative Methods in Sociological Research Introduction Qualitative research methods have a long and distinguished history within sociology. ...

Sociological Research, Quantitative Methods in

Erin Leahey

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Quantitative Methods in Sociological Research Introduction Sociology develops, adopts, and adapts a wide variety of methods for understanding t...

Sociology of Manners

Andrea Voyer

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Sociology of MannersIntroductionDepending on how explicitly one requires work to engage the subject of manners per se, a bibliography of the literatur...

Sociology of Music

Siobhan McAndrew

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Sociology of MusicIntroductionMusic is central to cultural life and therefore also often perceived as central to social life. The study of music in so...

Sociology of War, The

Molly Clever

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

The Sociology of WarIntroductionThe sociology of war is a subfield of sociology that focuses on the macro-level patterns of war making, how societies ...

Sociology, History of

Stephen Turner

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

History of SociologyIntroductionThe history of sociology is both a traditional area of sociology itself and a part of the history of the social scienc...


John Horne

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Sports Introduction Although sport has been a subject for study at the undergraduate degree level its own right since at least the 1980s, some...


Michael Sauder

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Status Introduction Social status is a central dimension of stratification, making up one leg of the traditional “class, status, power” divisio...


Brian J. Miller

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

SuburbanismIntroductionFrom the beginning of research on suburbs, scholars have highlighted differences between suburbs and cities, contrasts between ...

Survey Methods

David de Vaus

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Survey Methods Introduction Survey methods are some of the core methods for collecting and analyzing data in sociology. While survey methods h...

Symbolic Boundaries

Kyle Puetz

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Symbolic BoundariesIntroductionSymbolic boundaries refer to demarcations that distinguish one set of persons, groups, objects, and/or other social ent...

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