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Chicago School of Sociology

Mary Jo Deegan

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Chicago School of Sociology Introduction The Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago established an early intellectual and profess...


Toby L. Parcel

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

ChildrenIntroductionOne definition of “children” suggests it is the social grouping of humans from birth to age twenty. A closely related concept, “ch...

Chinese Cultural Revolution

Fei Yan

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Chinese Cultural RevolutionIntroductionThe Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) marks a watershed in the study of Chinese politics. Arguably the most extre...

Chinese Society

Xianbi Huang

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Chinese Society Introduction Chinese society, with the largest population and one of the oldest civilizations in the world, is experiencing co...


Yasemin Nuhoḡlu Soysal, Simona Szakács-Behling

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

CitizenshipIntroductionLong a purview of legal and normative political theories, citizenship has made its way in noticeable strides into the disciplin...

Civil Rights

David Cunningham, Nicole Fox

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Civil Rights Introduction Unlike many standard sociological concepts, “civil rights” is rarely interrogated as a phenomenon sui generis or in ...

Civil Society

Lauren E. Eastwood

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Civil Society Introduction What civil society encompasses is a highly contested subject in political and social theory. This debate speaks to ...


Jeff Manza

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Class Introduction No concept is more widely used in sociology than that of “class.” Rooted in the writings of Marx and Engels, as well as Webe...

Cognitive Sociology

Michael W. Raphael

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Cognitive SociologyIntroductionCognitive sociology is the study of the conditions under which meaning is constituted through processes of reification....

Cohort Analysis

Yang Yang, Kenneth C. Land

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Cohort AnalysisIntroductionCohort analysis deals with the conceptualization, estimation, and interpretation of the differential contributions of three...

Collective Efficacy

Lucy Richardson, Rebecca Wickes

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Collective EfficacyIntroductionCollective efficacy is an important concept in the study of collective behaviors and outcomes. Emerging from psychology...

Collective Memory

Christina Simko

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Collective MemoryIntroductionCollective memory encompasses both the shared frameworks that shape and filter ostensibly “individual” or “personal” memo...


Zachary P. Neal

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Community Introduction Community is a broad topic within sociology, the social sciences generally, and indeed even in the natural and physical...

Comparative Historical Sociology

Monica Prasad

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Comparative Historical Sociology Introduction Comparative historical sociology is the branch of sociology that analyzes society-wide transforma...

Comte, Auguste

Andrew Wernick

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Auguste ComteIntroductionAuguste Comte (b. 1798–d. 1857), mathematician, philosopher of science, grand systematizer of positivism, and in later years ...

Conflict Theory

Jörg Rössel

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Conflict Theory Introduction Conflict theory is a rather fuzzy theoretical paradigm in sociological thinking. The term conflict theory crystal...


Peter Kivisto

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

ConservatismIntroductionConservatism refers to one of the constituent political positions found in all contemporary democracies. It can be construed a...

Consumer Culture

Steven Miles

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Consumer Culture Introduction Consumer culture is a form of material culture facilitated by the market, which thus created a particular relati...


Ian Woodward

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Consumption Introduction A rudimentary definition of consumption emphasizes the purchase and use of goods or services, noting that the point o...

Contemporary Family Issues

Leah Ruppanner

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Contemporary Family Issues Introduction Contemporary families face a host of unprecedented issues. One of the major lingering sociological puz...

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