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Gendered Sexuality

Shelly Ronen

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Gendered SexualityIntroductionSexuality encompasses diverse sexual practices including sexual behaviors, their sequencing, meanings, effects, pleasure...


Martin Shaw

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Genocide Introduction Genocide is now understood as a major type of collective violence, with a distinctive place in the spectrum of political...


Japonica Brown-Saracino

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Gentrification Introduction In 1964 in an effort to describe and classify the transformation of the economic, demographic, commercial, cultura...


Daniel Lanford, Jill Quadagno, Sunshine Rote

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

GerontologyIntroductionSocial gerontology is a subfield of gerontology. It is concerned mainly with the social, rather than the biological, aspects of...


Terry Williams

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Ghetto Introduction Most scholars view the iconic social form of the ghetto as having a particular racial component, and as being defined by s...

Goffman, Erving

Greg Smith, Robert Philburn

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Erving GoffmanIntroductionThe son of Ukrainian immigrant parents, Erving Manual Goffman was born on 11 June 1922 in Mannville, Alberta, Canada. He att...


Antti Gronow

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

HabitIntroductionThe concept of habit refers to routine behavior which is based on repeated exposure to same kinds of environmental cues. These cues l...


Sigrun Olafsdottir

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Health Introduction Medical sociology examines the interaction between society and health. It is a broad subfield that focuses on both macro- a...

Historic Preservation

Katie Turner, Kevin Loughran

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Historic PreservationIntroductionHistoric preservation is an idea and a practice, an academic discipline and a field of political and cultural action....


Judith Treas, Anne Tatlock

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Housework Introduction Housework contributes to the broad project of social reproduction. Household labor perpetuates the social structures as...

Human Trafficking

Lauren A. McCarthy

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Human TraffickingIntroductionIn 2000, 117 countries signed an optional protocol of the United Nations’ (UN) Convention on Transnational Organized Crim...


Angie Andriot, Timothy J. Owens

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Identity Introduction We outline four identity theories typically employed by contemporary social psychologists: personal identity, role identi...


Irene Bloemraad, Edwin Lin

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Immigration Introduction The field of immigration research is broadly interested in understanding why people migrate across international borde...

Indian Society, Contemporary

Smitha Radhakrishnan

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Contemporary Indian SocietyIntroductionThe study of Indian society has expanded rapidly since the late 20th century, reflecting India’s heightened vis...


Fabio Rojas

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Institutions Introduction Sociologists have long noticed that communal life is often orderly. This observation motivates the idea of “institut...


Coye Cheshire, Ashwin Mathew

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Internet Introduction The Internet is a worldwide system of computer networks (a network of networks). It is a technical network (involving com...


Judith A. Howard

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Intersectionalities Introduction Individuals are shaped by the multiple categories to which they are perceived to belong and the social struct...


Morgan Carpenter

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

IntersexIntroductionIntersex people are described by United Nations institutions as born with variations of sex characteristics that differ from medic...

Interview Methodology

Heather Hamill

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Interview Methodology Introduction Interview methodology is perhaps the oldest of all the social science methodologies. Asking interview parti...

Job Quality

Sonja Drobnič

Subject: Sociology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Job QualityIntroductionEmployment is central to most people’s lives and the quality of one’s job is an important element of an individual’s well-being...

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