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Melissa R. Herman

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Adolescence Introduction The sociology of adolescence focuses on biological, social, economic, and psychological development of youth during th...

African Americans

Alford A. Young, Jr.

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

African Americans Introduction African Americans have been the focus of wide-ranging studies in sociology for more than a century. Research on...

African Societies

Linda Semu

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

African Societies Introduction African societies are complex and diverse, requiring an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate and understand t...

Agent-Based Modeling

Edmund Chattoe-Brown

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Agent-Based ModelingIntroductionAgent-Based Modeling is a research method that represents theories of social behavior as computer programs of a partic...


Peter Uhlenberg

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Aging Introduction Although the sociology of aging focuses primarily on the later years of life, it is grounded in an understanding that aging ...

Analysis, Spatial

Stephen Matthews, Rachel Bacon, R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy, Ellis Logan

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Spatial AnalysisIntroductionRecent years have seen a rapid growth in interest in the addition of a spatial perspective, especially in the social and h...

Analysis, World-Systems

Georgi Derluguian, Kevan Harris

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

World-Systems Analysis Introduction World-systems analysis (WSA) emerged in the stormy period between worldwide waves of protest in 1968 and t...


Ruth Kinna

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

AnarchismIntroductionAnarchism developed as a distinctive strain within radical and revolutionary thought in the mid-19th century. The political theor...

Anomie and Strain Theory

Seth B. Abrutyn

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Anomie and Strain TheoryIntroductionFew concepts truly belong to the sociological lexicon like anomie does. First appearing in French theorist Émile D...

Arab Spring, Mobilization, and Contentious Politics in the Middle East

Atef Said

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Arab Spring, Mobilization, and Contentious Politics in the Middle EastIntroductionThe following is an annotated bibliography on the Arab Spring, speci...

Asian Americans

Jennifer C. Lee, Alexander Lu

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Asian Americans Introduction Asian Americans currently make up about five percent of the US population and are one of the fastest growing racia...


Van C. Tran

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Immigrant AssimilationIntroductionThe study of immigrant assimilation has had a central place in the discipline of sociology, beginning with sociologi...

Authority and Work

Ryan A. Smith, George Wilson

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Authority and WorkIntroductionThe sociological study of authority (i.e., legitimate workplace control of human and organizational resources) is rooted...

Bell, Daniel

Robert J. Holton

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Daniel Bell Introduction Daniel Bell (b. 1919–d. 2011) was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan into a family of immigrant Jewish garment ...


Rosemary Hopcroft

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Biosociology Introduction Biosociology is a subject that has emerged relatively recently in sociology—an emergence not without controversy. How...

Bourdieu, Pierre

Etienne Ollion

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Pierre Bourdieu Introduction Pierre Bourdieu was born on 1 August 1930 in a rural area of southwestern France. The only child of a peasant sha...


Phyllis Moen, Shi-Rong Lee

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Careers Introduction The concept of career has traditionally been defined as a series of positions, an orderly and hierarchical progression up...


Surinder S. Jodhka

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

CasteIntroductionCaste is popularly understood as a uniquely Indian and Hindu system of social organization. In the sociological writings, it is often...


Tricia C. Bruce

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Catholicism Introduction The sociology of Catholicism, like the sociology of religion more broadly, examines how individuals, communities, and...

Causal Inference

Pablo Geraldo Bastías, Jennie E. Brand

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Causal InferenceIntroductionCausal inference is a growing interdisciplinary subfield in statistics, computer science, economics, epidemiology, and the...

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