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Stewart Clegg

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

PowerIntroductionThe concept of power is absolutely central to any understanding of society. Despite its ubiquity, power is arguably one of the most d...

Proletariat (Working Class)

Yunus Kaya

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Proletariat (Working Class) Introduction The prevalence of wage labor has been a defining characteristic of modern societies. Following the In...


Bradley Wright

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Protestantism Introduction Christianity is the largest religion in the world, and Protestantism is one of its major traditions. It encompasses...

Public Opinion

Andrew Perrin

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Public Opinion Introduction The modern idea of public opinion research developed in the 1930s as a promising way to bring new scientific techniqu...

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Axel Marx

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)IntroductionThe social sciences use a wide range of research methods and techniques ranging from experiments to ...


Rashawn Ray, Nicole DeLoatch

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

RaceIntroductionRace is a human classification system that is socially constructed to distinguish between groups of people who share phenotypical char...

Race and Sexuality

Ghassan Moussawi, Vrushali Patil

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Race and SexualityIntroductionPioneering work on the relationship between race and sexuality can be dated from the late 1970s. Early academic, politic...

Race and Violence

Arturo Aldama, Laura Malaver, Shawn O'Neal, Alejandra Benita Portillos

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Race and ViolenceIntroductionWhite-supremacist violence; theft of land and resources; the genocide of indigenous peoples and the horrors of violence o...

Race and Youth

Margaret A. Hagerman, Courtney Heath

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Race and YouthIntroductionThough the study of race and youth is an interdisciplinary endeavor, this article is centered on research on this topic from...

Race in Global Perspective

Aurora Vergara-Figueroa

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Race in Global PerspectiveIntroductionRace and racism are key analytical constructs that express fundamental issues not only of power and inequality, ...

Race, Organizations, and Movements

Melissa E. Wooten

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Race, Organizations, and MovementsIntroductionAlthough they developed distinct of one another, there is a growing trend to combine insights from the r...


Thomas F. Pettigrew

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

RacismIntroductionRacism is a doctrine that holds that the world’s human population consists of various “races” that are the primary determinants of h...

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...

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