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Core Concepts in Sociology. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 4551768
  • Book
  • October 2018
  • 376 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

An essential guide to the basic concepts that comprise the study of sociology with contributions from an international range of leading experts 

Core Concepts in Sociology is a comprehensive guide to the essential concepts relevant to the current study of the discipline and wider social science. The contributing authors cover a wide range of concepts that remain at the heart of sociology including those from its academic founding and others much more recent in their development. The text contains contributions from an international panel of leading figures in the field, utilizing their expertise on core concepts and presenting an accessible introduction for students.

Drawing on the widest range of ideas, research, current literature and expert assessment, Core Concepts in Sociology contains over 90 concepts that represent the discipline. Coverage includes concepts ranging from aging to capitalism, democracy to economic sociology, epistemology to everyday life, media to risk, stigma and much more. This vital resource:

  • Sets out the concepts that underpin the study of sociology and wider social science
  • Contains contributions from an international panel of leading figures in the field
  • Includes a comprehensive review of the basic concepts that comprise the foundation and essential development of the discipline
  • Designed as a concise and accessible resource 

Written for students, researchers and wider professionals with an interest in the field of sociology, Core Concepts in Sociology offers a concise, affordable and accessible resource for studying the underpinnings of sociology and social science.

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List of Contributors xi

Introduction 1

Aging, Sociology of 3
Susan A. McDaniel

Alienation 6
Chris Yuill

Anomie 8
Mathieu Deflem

Body, the 10
Chris Shilling

Capital: Cultural, Social, and Economic 14
William Haller

Capitalism 17
Rob Beamish

Citizenship 23
Charles Lee

City, the 27
Leonard Nevarez

Class 30
Rob Beamish

Class, Capitalist 34
Leslie Sklair

Colonialism and Postcolonialism 37
Gurminder K. Bhambra

Community 40
Graham Day

Constructionism vs. Essentialism 43
Kenneth J. Gergen

Consumption 46
Juliet B. Schor

Crime and Juvenile Delinquency, Sociology of 50
Joseph Asomah and Hongming Cheng

Culture, Sociology of 55
Lisa McCormick

Democracy 60
Kathleen C. Schwartzman

Demography and Population Studies 63
Sangeeta Parashar

Development, Sociology of 67
Peter Evans and Patrick Heller

Deviance 70
Erich Goode

Disability, Sociology of 76
Valerie Leiter

Dramaturgy 79
Robert D. Benford

Economic Sociology 81
Milan Zafirovski

Education, Sociology of 86
Annette Lareau and Sherelle Ferguson

Emotion, Sociology of 90
Marci D. Cottingham

Environment, Sociology of the 93
Riley E. Dunlap

Epistemology 96
Liz Stanley

Ethnography 98
Richard Ocejo

Ethnomethodology 100
Andrew P. Carlin

Everyday Life 103
Arthur McLuhan

Family and Kinship, Sociology of 105
Linda L. Semu

Feminist Theory 110
Nancy Naples

Frames, Narratives, and Ideology 114
Rens Vliegenthart

Gender 118
Michael Kimmel and Katie M. Gordon

Globalization 123
George Ritzer

Homelessness 126
James D. Wright

Homophobia and Heterosexism 129
Damien W. Riggs

Human Rights, Sociology of 131
Patricia Hynes

Identity 133
James E. Côté

Immigration, Migration, and Refugees 137
Alexandra Parrs

Inequality, Gender 141
Robert Max Jackson

Inequality, Global 145
Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz

Inequality, Racial and Ethnic 149
Rutledge M. Dennis

Internet, the 155
Charalambos Tsekeris

Intersectionality 158
Kylan Mattias de Vries

Knowledge, Sociology of 161
E. Doyle McCarthy

Life Course 166
Jeylan T. Mortimer

Marxism 169
Alan Spector

Masculinities 175
Sebastián Madrid

Media, Sociology of the 178
Michele Sorice

Medical Sociology 182
William C. Cockerham

Medicalization 187
Peter Conrad

Mental Health and Illness 190
Emily Allen Paine and Tetyana Pudrovska

Military Sociology 194
Ryan Kelty and David R. Segal

Modernity 197
Gerard Delanty and Aurea Mota

Nationalism 200
Helen Rizzo

Organizations, Sociology of 203
Stewart Clegg

Patriarchy 206
Bronwyn Winter

Political Sociology 208
Alan Scott

Popular Culture 212
Beryl Langer

Postmodernism and Poststructuralism 215
Julie M. Albright

Poverty 219
Tracy Shildrick

Power and Authority 222
Ashley Harrell and Shane Thye

Public Sociology 225
Esther Oliver

Qualitative Methods 229
Amir Marvasti

Quantitative Methods 235
Guillermina Jasso

Race and Ethnicity 242
John Stone

Rationalization, Bureaucratization, and McDonaldization 247
George Ritzer

Religion, Sociology of 250
Ryan T. Cragun

Risk 254
Rolf Lidskog

Science and Technology, Sociology of 257
Gary Bowden

Self, the 261
Peter L. Callero

Sexualities 265
Barry D. Adam

Social Justice 271
Valerie Chepp

Social Media and Virtual Communities 274
Gaspar Brändle

Social Movements and Social Change 276
Colin Bernatzky and David A. Snow

Social Network Analysis 281
Christina Prell

Social Psychology 284
Maria C. Ramos and Lynn Smith‐Lovin

Socialization 290
Jeremiah C. Morelock and John B. Williamson

Sociological Imagination 293
Christopher Andrews

Sociological Theory 295
Jeffrey Stepnisky

Sociology 302
Elizabeth Hartung and Peter Kivisto

Space and Place 309
John R. Logan

Sport, Sociology of 312
Jay Coakley

Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination 316
Michael Pickering

Stigma 318
Matthew Clair

Stratification and Inequality 322
Nico Wilterdink

Structure and Agency 326
Piotr Sztompka

Symbolic Interactionism 329
Robert Dingwall

Urban Sociology 333
Cate Irvin and Kevin Fox Gotham

Work, Occupations, and Professions, Sociology of 338
Rudi Volti

Index 342

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J. Michael Ryan University of Maryland, USA.
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