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Sociology Dictionary: L Index

These are brief definitions of sociology terms beginning with L. Click on the term for a more detailed definition.

Labeling Theory
Labeling theory is based on the idea that behaviors are deviant only when...

Labor Market
A labor market is a set of social mechanisms though which labor is...

Labor Process
Labor process is a Marxist term for production. It is used to draw...

Language
Language is the collection of words and the rules of govern syntax and...

Law
Laws are norms with formal sanctions, or punishments or rewards that are...

Legitimation
Legitimation is a process through which a social system or some aspect of...

Level Of Analysis
In research, the level of analysis is a measure of the size and complexity...

Life Course
The life course is a culturally defined sequence of age categories that...

Life Table
A life table is a statistical model used by demographers that shows what...

Log-Linear Analysis
Log-linear analysis is a type of statistical analysis designed for nominal...

Longitudinal Study
A longitudinal study follows the same sample over time and makes...

Lower Class
In the study of social stratification, the lower class is the level...

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