Part I: Referencing Globalization: .
1. The Sociology of Space and Place: John Urry (Lancaster University).
2. Media and Communications: John Durham Peters (University of Iowa).
3. Modernity - One or Many?: Peter Wagner (University of Warwick).
4. Emerging Trends in Environmental Sociology Frederick H. Buttel (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and August Gijswijt (International Sociological Association).
5. Bringing in Codependence: Judith R. Blau (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).
Part II: Relationships and Meaning:.
6. Civil Society: A Signifier of Plurality and Sense of Wholeness: Barbara A. Misztal (Griffith University, Brisbane).
7. Human Rights: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na`im (Emory University).
8. Sociology of Religion: Christian Smith (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Robert D. Woodberry (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).
9. Intimate Relationships: Raine Dozier (University of Washington) and Pepper Schwartz (University of Washington).
10. Immigrant Families and Their Children: Adaptation and Identity Formation: Carola Sußrez-Orozco (Harvard Immigration Projects).
Part III: Economic Inequalities: .
11. On Inequality: Siddiqur Rahman Osmani (University of Ulster).
12. The Persistence of Poverty in a Changing World: Melvin L. Oliver (Ford Foundation) and David M. Grant (Cleveland State University).
13. Racial Economic Inequality in the USA: William A. Darity, Jr. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Samuel L. Myers, Jr. (University of Minnesota).
14. Rediscovering Rural America: Bonnie Thornton Dill (University of Maryland, College Park).
Part IV: Science, Knowledge, and Ideas:.
15. The Sociology of Science and the Revolution in Molecular Biology: Troy Duster (University of California, Berkeley).
16. Structures of Knowledge: Richard E. Lee (State University of New York at Binghamton ) and Immanuel Wallerstein (Binghamton University).
17. The New Sociology of Ideas: Charles Camic (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Neil Gross (University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Part V: Politics and Political Movements:.
18. Political Sociology: Mike Savage (University of Manchester).
19. Why Social Movements Come into Being and Why People Join Them: Bert Klandermans (Free University, Amsterdam).
20. Social Movement Politics and Organization: Debra C. Minkoff (Yale University).
Part VI: Structures: Stratification, Networks, and Firms:.
21. Occupations, Stratification, and Mobility: Donald J. Treiman (University of California at Los Angeles).
22. Social Networks: Bonnie Erickson (University of Toronto).
23. Networks and Organizations: David Knoke (University of Minnesota).
Part VII: Individuals and Their Well Being:.
24. Social Inequality, Stress, and Health: Joseph E. Schwartz (State University of New York at Stony Brook).
25. Two Research Traditions in the Sociology of Education: Maureen T. Hallinan (University of Notre Dame).
26. Aging and Aging Policy in the US: Madonna Harrington Meyer (Syracuse University) and Pamela Herd (Syracuse University).
27. Immigration and Ethnicity: The United States at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century: RubÚn G. Rumbaut (Michigan State University).
28. Social Psychology: Lynn Smith-Lovin (University of Arizona).
Part VIII: Social Action: .
29. Immigrant Women and Paid Domestic Work: Research, Theory, and Activism: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (University of Southern California).
30. The Subject and Societal Movements: Alain Touraine (École des Hautes Études).
31. The Myth of the Labor Movement: Rick Fantasia (Smith College).
Appendix: Data Resources on the World Wide-Web: Compiled by Kathryn Harker (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).