Crossword clues for sociology
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sociology \So`ci*ol"o*gy\, n. [L. socius a companion + -logy.]
That branch of philosophy which treats of the constitution,
phenomena, and development of human society; social science.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. The study of society, human social interaction and the rules and processes that bind and separate people not only as individuals, but as members of associations, groups and institutions
n. the study and classification of human societies
Sociology is the study of social behavior or society, including its origins, development, organization, networks, and institutions. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, disorder, and change. Many sociologists aim to conduct research that may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, while others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter ranges from the micro level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and the social structure.
The traditional focuses of sociology include social stratification, social class, social mobility, religion, secularization, law, sexuality and deviance. As all spheres of human activity are affected by the interplay between social structure and individual agency, sociology has gradually expanded its focus to further subjects, such as health, medical, military and penal institutions, the Internet, education, and the role of social activity in the development of scientific knowledge.
The range of social scientific methods has also expanded. Social researchers draw upon a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques. The linguistic and cultural turns of the mid-twentieth century led to increasingly interpretative, hermeneutic, and philosophic approaches towards the analysis of society. Conversely, the end of the 1990s and the beginning of 2000s have seen the rise of new analytically, mathematically and computationally rigorous techniques, such as agent-based modelling and social network analysis.
Social research informs politicians and policy makers, educators, planners, lawmakers, administrators, developers, business magnates, managers, social workers, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, and people interested in resolving social issues in general. There is often a great deal of crossover between social research, market research, and other statistical fields.
Sociology is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the British Sociological Association. The journal's editors-in-chief are Andrew King, Sarah Neal (both University of Surrey), Karim Murji, Sophie Watson, and Kath Woodward (all Open University).
Sociology is regarded as one of the three "main sociology journals in Britain," along with the The Sociological Review and the British Journal of Sociology.
The journal was established in 1967 as "the clearest intellectual representative of the social aspirations of the Butskellite era," with Michael Banton serving as its first editor. It was formerly published by Cambridge University Press and has been published by Sage Publications since 2002. Shortly after its establishment, it became the official journal of the British Sociological Association, replacing the British Journal of Sociology''.
Usage examples of "sociology".
Sociology, which the anchorite said she read more for amusement than insight, but which Cale found fascinating for the descriptions of large numbers of people living together in cities on different worlds.
Emma, blessed with organisational skills above the average, was troubled about her rise, a screw-up one could trace back directly to her own schooling, where she, in an expensive boarding-school for highborn young ladies, had been taught in fierily left-wing sociology lessons that brains were elitist and that manual work was the noble path to heaven.
These remain, even now, in the condition of those prehuman apes who are concerned only with economics, sociology, and politics, hurling bricks at each other and licking then their own wounds.
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A good sales clerk is an interdisciplinary scholar, a student of history, psychology, sociology, linguistics, aesthetics, and marketing.
In an essay elsewhere, he identified the subject matter of a history of ideas as: the history of philosophy, of science, of religion and theology, of the arts, of education, of sociology, of language, of folklore and ethnography, of economics and politics, of literature, of societies.
I also learned that Lija, having completed a BA in sociology at the University of Georgia, was working in Charlotte as a paramedic.
Before Pierre slipped over the border into Free Mozambique with Frelimo guerrilla fighters to study the sociology of liberation among the Makonde people on the far side of the Ruvuma river.
The social geography of myths will remain difficult to trace as long as we lack an analytical sociology of the press.
Such hierarchical structure and combination into systems of ever higher order, is characteristic of reality as a whole and is of fundamental importance especially in biology, psychology and sociology.
Without concerning himself in the least with problems of sociology, Winton had by nature an open hand and heart for cottagers, and abominated interference with their lives.
According to this pioneer in the sociology of religion, religious beliefs are representations that express the nature of sacred things and the .
During sit-ins, the picket line outside the library was comprised almost entirely of sociology lecturers, perhaps because the library was the building nearest the pub.
But the modern Utopians, having systematised their sociology, will have given some attention to the psychology of minor officials, a matter altogether too much neglected by the social reformer on earth.
From the array of books covering one wall of the breakfast room, Martin deduces that she teaches sociology, though he is hazy about what this means.