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Mathematical Sociology

Guillermina Jasso

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Mathematical SociologyIntroductionMathematical sociology is sociology expressed in the language of mathematics. It has no special subject matter or sp...

Mead, G.H.

Filipe Carreira da Silva

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

G.H. Mead Introduction George Herbert Mead was born on 27 February 1863, in South Hadley, Massachusetts, the son of a clergyman, Hiram Mead. I...

Medical Sociology

William Cockerham

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Medical SociologyIntroductionMedical sociology, sometimes referred to as health sociology, is the study of the social causes and consequences of healt...

Mental Illness

Krysia N. Mossakowski

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Mental Illness Introduction A growing area in sociology investigates the social causes and consequences of mental health and illness. The soci...

Methodological Individualism

Lars Udehn

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Methodological Individualism Introduction From the start, there have been, in philosophy and the social sciences, a number of debates about th...

Middle Classes

Scott T. Fitzgerald

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Middle Classes Introduction Despite copious studies on the middle classes, there is no single, widely held definition of the middle class. Som...


Eric Fong, Jenny X. Li

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Migration Introduction Migration refers to the movement of people from one location to another. Although migration occurs both within and betw...

Military Sociology

Morten G. Ender

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Military SociologyIntroductionMilitary sociology is a subfield of sociology. Military sociology is similar to medical sociology and other institutiona...

Money and Credit

Kurtulus Gemici

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Money and CreditIntroductionMoney is a central institution in modern economies. It quantifies economic worth according to a common metric; it plays a ...


Steven Hitlin

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Morality Introduction The study of morality was once central to social thought and a primary concern of philosophers throughout recorded histo...


Claudia Geist, Bethany Gull

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

MotherhoodIntroductionDefining the meaning of motherhood is more complex than once thought. Due to technological and legal changes there is more and m...


Andrea Voyer

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

MulticulturalismIntroductionIn an increasingly global world with significant cross-border migration, societies inevitably contain people with differen...

Multilevel Models

Andrew S. Fullerton

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Multilevel Models Introduction Multilevel models are a set of statistical techniques for analyzing quantitative data measured at two or more le...

Multiracial, Mixed-Race, and Biracial Identities

David L. Brunsma, hephzibah v. strmic-pawl

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Multiracial, Mixed-Race, and Biracial IdentitiesIntroductionScholarship designed to ask questions about the meanings of, identities of, and experience...


Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Christian Bracho

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Nationalism Introduction Nationalism has been defined in a variety of ways, but definitions are always rooted in the nation, which most scholar...

Non-normative Sexuality Studies

Ahonaa Roy

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Non-normative Sexuality StudiesIntroductionSexual non-normativity in the early-21st-century social sciences not only describes the cultural, social, a...


Christine Horne

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

NormsIntroductionNorms are a fundamental concept in the social sciences. They are most commonly defined as rules or expectations that are socially enf...

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...

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