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Empires and Colonialism

George Steinmetz

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Empires and ColonialismIntroductionEmpires have been the main form of large-scale political organization for at least two millennia, in contrast to mo...

Entrepreneurship

Ling Yang, Patricia H. Thornton

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

EntrepreneurshipIntroductionEntrepreneurship is the process of identifying and developing economic and social opportunities through the efforts of ind...

Environmental Sociology

Thomas Burns, Beth Caniglia

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Environmental Sociology Introduction Although humankind has always relied upon the natural environment, the character of that relationship has...

Epistemology

Justin Cruickshank

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

EpistemologyIntroductionEpistemology is the branch of philosophy concerned with the study of knowledge, with knowledge traditionally defined as justif...

Ethnic Enclaves

Mario Alberto Viveros Espinoza-Kulick, Maura Fennelly, Kevin Beck, Ernesto Castañeda

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Ethnic EnclavesIntroductionEthnic enclaves have been defined in numerous ways. The word “ethnic” is often used to refer to a particular group with a s...

Ethnicity

Paul Spickard

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Ethnicity Introduction Ethnicity, and its sibling concept race, lies close to the center of sociological concern. Together these intertwining ...

Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

Michael E. Lynch

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Ethnomethodology and Conversation AnalysisIntroductionEthnomethodology (literally people’s methodology) is the study of practices through which member...

Exchange Theory

Gretchen Peterson

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Exchange Theory Introduction Exchange theory is a term that encompasses several theoretical traditions that focus on exchange relationships an...

Families, Postmodern

Jose Martin Aveldanes, Carla A. Pfeffer, Jennifer Augustine

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Postmodern FamiliesIntroductionWhat exactly is a postmodern family and why does it matter? Though they may disagree on specific dates, scholars genera...

Family

Lisa M. Warner, Brian Powell

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Family Introduction Family is among the most important social institutions—if not the most important. Sociologists recognize the centrality of ...

Family Policies

Rense Nieuwenhuis, Wim Van Lancker

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Family PoliciesIntroductionFamily policies are those public policies that directly affect families with children. Given the fact that definitions of w...

Fascism

Marit A. Berntson

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

FascismIntroductionFascism dominated politics and society in the 1920s and 1930s and resulted in one of the world’s most destructive wars. The enormit...

Feminist Theory

Jennifer Carlson, Raka Ray

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Feminist Theory Introduction Feminist theory explores both inequality in gender relations and the constitution of gender. It is best understood...

Fertility

S. Philip Morgan

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Fertility Introduction Fertility refers to the actual production of offspring and not the biological potential to reproduce (fecundity). Ferti...

Field, Bourdieu's Concept of

David L. Swartz

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Field, Bourdieu’s Concept OfIntroductionThe concept of field is being used more and more today in North American sociology as well as in Europe. There...

Food

Michaela DeSoucey

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

FoodIntroductionFood studies as a distinct field within sociology has seen extensive interest and growth. Previously, studies of food production and c...

Forced Migration

Greta A. Gilbertson, Mary G. Powers

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Forced MigrationIntroductionThis entry reviews trends and changes in forced migration, specifically in the population defined by the United Nations Hi...

Foucault, Michel

Gavin Kendall

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Michel Foucault Introduction Paul-Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France, on 15 October 1926 and died in Paris on 25 June 1984. He was a ...

Frankfurt School

John D. Abromeit

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Frankfurt SchoolIntroductionAlthough it has gained widespread currency, the “Frankfurt School” is a somewhat misleading term that refers primarily to ...

Friendship

Beate Volker

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

FriendshipIntroductionThe question “who is friends with whom” is nontrivial in sociology, because friendship—in particular the degree to which people ...

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