Bibliographic Details

21st century sociology : a reference handbook / co-editors in chief Clifton D. Bryant, Dennis L. Peck.

Imprint Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2007.
Description 1 online resource.
Language English
Series Gale virtual reference library
Gale virtual reference library.
Subject Sociology.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
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Varying Form of Title Twenty first century sociology
Other uniform titles Gale virtual reference library.
Other authors / contributors Bryant, Clifton D., 1932-
Peck, Dennis L.
Thomson Gale (Firm)
ISBN 9781412939645 (electronic book)
141293964X (electronic book)
9781412916080 (alk. paper)
1412916089 (alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Original: 2 v. : ill. ; cm.
Summary This handbook provides a concise overview of modern sociology. The two-volume set focuses on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry. For academic audiences.
Other form Print version: 21st century sociology. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2007
Table of Contents:
  • Vol. 1. Traditional and core areas: Part I: The discipline of sociology
  • Part II: International perspectives
  • Part III: The scientific approach to the study of society
  • Part IV: The fabric of social life
  • Part V: Social aggregations
  • Part VI: Social distinctions and diversity
  • Part VII: Social institutions
  • Part VIII: Societal problems and disaffections
  • Part IX: Locality and social life
  • Part X: The quantification of social life
  • Part XI: Collective behavior and social movements
  • Part XII: Society in motion
  • Volume one notes
  • Volume one references.
  • Vol. 2. Specialty and interdisciplinary studies: Part I: Nontraditional perspectives, theory, and methodology
  • Part II: The sociology of the self
  • Part III: The sociology of the life course
  • Part IV: The sociology of normative behavior
  • Part V: Creative behavior
  • Part VI: Macrolevel issues
  • Part VII: The uses of sociology
  • Volume two notes
  • Volume two references
  • Index.