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Michael Sauder

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Status Introduction Social status is a central dimension of stratification, making up one leg of the traditional “class, status, power” divisio...


Brian J. Miller

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

SuburbanismIntroductionFrom the beginning of research on suburbs, scholars have highlighted differences between suburbs and cities, contrasts between ...

Survey Methods

David de Vaus

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Survey Methods Introduction Survey methods are some of the core methods for collecting and analyzing data in sociology. While survey methods h...

Symbolic Boundaries

Kyle Puetz

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Symbolic BoundariesIntroductionSymbolic boundaries refer to demarcations that distinguish one set of persons, groups, objects, and/or other social ent...

Symbolic Interactionism

Gary Fine, Kent Sandstrom

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Symbolic Interactionism Introduction While the history of symbolic interactionism stretches back through the 20th century, it emerged as a prom...

The Division of Labor after Durkheim

Sondra L. Hausner

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

The Division of Labor After DurkheimIntroductionThe “division of labor” is a concept referring to the way a society or social group organizes itself i...

The State

John Michael Roberts

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

The StateIntroductionIn sociology, the state is a subject often dominated by the work of political sociologists, although other sociologists and socia...

Tilly, Charles

Cecelia Walsh-Russo, Ernesto Castañeda

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Charles TillyIntroductionCharles Tilly was born in Lombard, Illinois, on 27 May 1929, and died in the Bronx, New York, on 29 April 2008. He was born a...

Time Use and Childcare

Shira Offer

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Time Use and ChildcareIntroductionParents’ time with children is considered a key determinant in the healthy development of children and is often trea...

Time Use and Time Diary Research

Kimberly Fisher, Jonathan Gershuny

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Time Use and Time Diary Research Introduction Our daily activities reflect important aspects of social and economic life. Because everything w...

Transnational Adoption

SunAh Laybourn

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Transnational AdoptionIntroductionThe first transnational adoptions to the United States or “intercountry” as they were originally called, began in th...


Karen Cook, Bogdan State

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

TrustIntroductionTrust is a recurrent theme in social science literature. Since the 1970s it has become the focus of a great deal of empirical work in...

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...

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