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Unions and Inequality

Barry Eidlin

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Unions and InequalityIntroductionAs capitalism spread across Europe and North America over the course of the 19th century, what came to be known as th...

Urban Ethnography

Forrest Stuart

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Urban EthnographyIntroductionIf ethnography is the study of people as they negotiate their everyday lives, then urban ethnography is the study of how ...

Urban Growth Machine

Harvey Molotch

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Urban Growth MachineIntroductionWhatever else organizes city politics, economies, or modes of governance, dedication to growth is the main political f...

Urban Inequality in the United States

Christina Jackson

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Urban Inequality in the United StatesIntroductionUrban inequality is a multidisciplinary field that incorporates political economists, geographers, so...


Eva Jaspers

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

ValuesIntroductionValues have been an important topic of sociological research for over a century. The classical sociologists considered values to be ...

Veblen, Thorstein

Sidney Plotkin

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Thorstein Veblen Introduction Thorstein Veblen (b. 1857–d. 1929) ranks among the most original, controversial, and elusive minds in modern soc...


Juergen Mackert, Eddie Hartmann

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Violence Introduction Violence is a ubiquitous and quotidian social phenomenon. At the same time it is both a highly problematic and a dispute...

Visual Arts, Music, and Aesthetic Experience

Fiona Greenland

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Visual Arts, Music, and Aesthetic ExperienceIntroductionArtistic fields are the spaces of activity in which art is produced, evaluated, and interprete...

Wallerstein, Immanuel

Kristin Plys

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Immanuel WallersteinIntroductionImmanuel Maurice Wallerstein, born on 28 September 1930, is best known for having developed world-systems analysis, a ...


Yuval Elmelech

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

WealthIntroductionSociological research on stratification and economic well-being in industrial nations has focused, almost exclusively, on human capi...

Weber, Max

Alan Sica

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Max Weber Introduction A principal founder of modern sociology, Max Weber Jr. was born 21 April 1864, to a prominent Prussian lawyer/politicia...

Welfare States

Jeremy Seekings

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Welfare States Introduction The growth of the welfare state has been a central feature of the societies—capitalist, increasingly urban, and mos...

Welfare, Race, and the American Imagination

Joan Maya Mazelis, Stephen Pimpare

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Welfare, Race, and the American ImaginationIntroductionThis entry includes a variety of sources on American beliefs about welfare and race. There is a...


Cara Cancelmo, Jennifer C. Mueller

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

WhitenessIntroductionAcross studies of racialized modernity, critical scholars since W. E. B. Du Bois have recognized that no analysis of racism is co...

Women’s Employment and Economic Inequality Between Households

Rense Nieuwenhuis

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

Women’s Employment and Economic Inequality between HouseholdsIntroductionThis article provides an overview of the emerging literature on how trends in...

Work and Employment, Sociology of

Steve Vallas

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Sociology of Work and Employment Introduction The sociology of work and employment is concerned with the social relations, normative codes, and...

Work/Life Balance

Misun Lim, Joya Misra

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Work/Life BalanceIntroductionThere are many different ways to define work–life balance. Some scholars emphasize that work–life balance requires balanc...

Workplace Flexibility

Wen Fan

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Workplace FlexibilityIntroductionAs communication technologies develop and as organizations create policies to deal with global expansion and work−lif...

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