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Rational Choice

Rafael Wittek

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Rational Choice Introduction “Rational choice theory” is a general theory of action and is considered one of the three overarching meta-theore...


Tsui-O Tai

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Relationships Introduction Social scientists from different disciplines have conducted research on relationships. The list includes psychologi...


John Evans, Lindsay DePalma

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

ReligionIntroductionThe sociology of religion is a social science that examines how people are religious but does not advocate for a particular theolo...

Religion and the Public Sphere

Michael Brennan, Diana Stypinska

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Religion and the Public SphereIntroductionReligion in the public sphere (hereafter RPS) refers to the intermingling of religion with issues of politic...

Residential Segregation

Jeffrey M. Timberlake, Mario D. Ignatov

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Residential Segregation Introduction Residential segregation refers generally to the spatial separation of two or more social groups within a s...


Jean-Pierre Reed

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Revolutions Introduction Social revolutions are typically conceived as transformative historical events that fundamentally change the social s...

Role Theory

Mariska van der Horst

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Role TheoryIntroductionConcepts of role theory can be traced back to before 1900, although the use of the term “role” only became common in the 1930s ...

Rural Sociology

Nick Garcia, Linda Lobao

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Rural SociologyIntroductionRural sociology is a unique area of sociological inquiry. Its institutional development leaves it perhaps the most independ...

Scientific Networks

Elisa Bellotti

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Scientific NetworksIntroductionScientific networks represent the attempt to map the structure of science using network analysis. In scientific network...


Detlef Pollack

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Secularization Introduction Secularization theory was once the dominant sociological pattern of interpretation to describe and explain religio...

Sequence Analysis

Brendan Halpin

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Sequence Analysis Introduction Sequence analysis in sociology refers to a group of approaches to linear (predominantly longitudinal) data that...

Sex versus Gender

Jill Conte

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Sex versus GenderIntroductionIn the late 1960s and early 1970s, a conceptual distinction between “sex” and “gender” arose in the clinical literature o...

Sexual Identity

Clare Forstie

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Sexual IdentityIntroductionSexual identity research within sociology has largely examined the social contexts of sexuality as a central part of how we...


Nancy L. Fischer

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

SexualitiesIntroductionThe social study of sexuality encompasses investigating sexual practices and behaviors, sexual feelings, sexual orientation, an...

Sexuality Across the Life Course

Shari M. Blumenstock, John DeLamater

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Sexuality Across the Life CourseIntroductionSexuality is a multidimensional aspect of human life that includes sexual behaviors, sexual feelings, and ...

Simmel, Georg

Jukka Gronow, Olli Pyyhtinen

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Georg SimmelIntroductionGeorg Simmel (b. 1858–d. 1918) was a German sociologist, cultural theorist, and modernist philosopher. Simmel’s vast oeuvre, c...

Single Parents in Context

Laurie C. Maldonado, Rense Nieuwenhuis

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Single Parents in ContextIntroductionOne of the most pressing challenges of single-parent families is the concern for their socioeconomic well-being. ...


Duncan Gallie

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Skill Introduction Changes in the level and structure of skills have been central to debates about social change for the last half-century. Th...

Social Capital

Benjamin Cornwell, Alicia Eads

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Social Capital Introduction The concept of “social capital” is unique in the social sciences in that there is both general interest in its var...

Social Change

Kevin T. Leicht

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Social Change Introduction Social change is the significant alteration of social structure and cultural patterns through time. Social structur...

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