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Nicki Lisa Cole

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By Nicki Lisa Cole

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    • Michel Foucault Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Michel Foucault's contributions to how we understand knowledge and power are still widely relevant today. Get to know the man and his work.
    • The Sociological Perspective Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Sociologists examine problems by looking for the underlying structures and forces that cause them, and view all of these things as human made, and changeable.
    • Discourse Created: Friday, August 15, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Discourse, the structure and content of our thought and communication, has powerful implications for people's rights, safety, and well-being.
    • Sociology of Knowledge Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      The sociology of knowledge is a subfield devoted to researching and theorizing the socially situated processes of knowledge formation and knowing.
    • Famous Sociologists Created: Monday, July 04, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Learn more about sociologists by browsing through this list of some of the most famous thinkers in sociology history.
    • Critical Theory Created: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Critical theory is a type of social theory oriented toward critiquing and changing society as a whole. It aims to dig beneath the surface of social life and uncover the assumptions that keep us from a full and true understanding of how the world works.
    • The History of Sexuality Created: Thursday, March 08, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      The History of Sexuality is a three-volume series of books written between 1976 and 1984 by French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault. His main goal in the books is to disprove the idea that Western society had repressed sexuality since the 17th century and that sexuality had been something that society did not talk about.
    • Why Breastfeeding in Public Is Taboo Created: Saturday, August 09, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      Some say that taboos around breastfeeding in public exist because of the U.S.'s Puritanical roots, but I see darker and more dangerous reasons.
    • Sociology Of Health And Illness Created: Sunday, June 26, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      Sociologists who study health and illness focus on the social effects of, and societal attitudes towards, illnesses, diseases, disabilities, and the aging process. This is not to be confused with medical sociology, which focuses on medical institutions such as hospitals, clinics, and physician offices as well as the interactions among physicians.
    • Sociology Of The Family Created: Sunday, June 26, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      The sociology of family examines things such as marriage, divorce, child rearing, and domestic abuse. Specifically, sociologists study how these aspects of the family are defined in different cultures and times and how they affect individuals and institutions.
    • Sociological Explanations Of Deviant Behavior Created: Monday, July 02, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      There are many different theories on what causes a person to perform deviant behavior. Here you will find some of the major sociological explanations for deviant behavior.
    • Sociology Of Deviance And Crime Created: Monday, June 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      The sociology of deviance and crime examines cultural norms, how they change over time, how they are enforced, and what happens to individuals and societies when norms are broken. Deviance and social norms vary among societies, communities, and times, and often sociologists are interested in why these differences exist and how these differences impact the individuals and groups in those areas.
    • Deviance and Mental Illness Created: Monday, July 02, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      Deviance and mental illness often go hand-in-hand. While not all deviants are considered mentally ill, almost all mentally ill persons are considered deviant
    • Sociology of Consumption Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      The sociology of consumption is a subfield of sociology which places consumption at the center of research questions, studies, and social theory.
    • Sociological Theories Created: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      Sociological theories of the past and present.
    • Major Sociological Studies And Publications Created: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      Discover some of the major sociological works that helped define and shape the field of sociology.
    • What Is Sociology? Created: Friday, March 25, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      Describes what sociology is, its origins, current approaches to the study of sociology, and a brief overview of the major topics of sociology.
    • History Of Sociology Created: Monday, June 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      Learn about the history of sociology, how it came to be an academic discipline, and its evolution over the past century.
    • Globalization Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Globalization is an unfolding process that plays out in social, economic, political, and cultural ways that reflect the values of the world's elite.
    • Statistical Terms You Should Know Created: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Some of the major statistical terms used in sociology journals and texts.
    • Validity Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Validity is the degree to which a measurement instrument, such as a survey question, measures what we in fact think it measures.
    • Unobtrusive Measure Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      In research, an unobtrusive measure is a method of making observations...
    • Theoretical Perspective Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      A theoretical perspective is a set of assumptions about reality that...
    • Taboo Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      A taboo is a norm forbidding certain behaviors as a form of ritual. Emile...
    • Suppressor Variable Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      In statistics, a suppressor variable is a variable that, when controlled...
    • Subculture Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      A subculture is a group of people with a culture that differentiates them...
    • Structural Strain Theory Created: Friday, June 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      The structural strain theory was developed by Robert K. Merton as a part...
    • Role Created: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      A role is a set of ideas and expected behaviors associated with a social...
    • Stratified Sample Created: Thursday, April 05, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      A stratified sample is a probability sampling technique in which the researcher divides the entire target population into different subgroups, or strata, and then randomly selects the final subject...
    • Systematic Sample Created: Thursday, April 05, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      In a systematic sample, the elements of the population are put into a list and then every k-th element in the list is chosen (systematically) for inclusion in the sample." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
    • Feminism Created: Monday, June 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Radical feminists believe that gender inequality is a result of the collective efforts of men to dominate, control, and exploit women.
    • Dichotomous Variable Created: Sunday, June 12, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      A dichotomous variable is a variable that has only two categories.

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