Sociology encompasses and overlaps many fields involves in the study of social relationships and institutions, including organizational behavior, societal development and structure, and cross-cultural interaction. The term "sociology" as the scientific analysis of collective human behavior was coined in 1838 by Auguste Comte, but Max Weber and Durkheim are generally credited as the founders of the modern field.
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SocioSite is a multi-purpose guide for sociologists. Includes useful links to sites around the world. Based in the Netherlands.
Features history, research links, and contact information.
Features comparative resource tools, public intellectuals links and details on developers.
Astrosociology Research Institute (ARI)
Presents 'astrosociology' as a developing sociological area of study. Offers history, resources, links and membership details.
The Boekman Foundation is a centre where information about arts and cultural policy is collected and disseminated. It covers the areas of policy-forming and all aspects of implementation. Bilingual en/nl.
Contains forums, syllabus material, sample essays, newsletter and links.
Commission for Applied and Clinical Sociology
Established by the Society for Applied Sociology and the Sociological Practice Association to develop, promote and support quality sociological education and practice in applied and clinical areas. Michigan State University.
Craig Robertson - Music and Conflict Transformation
Features blog entries, archives and list of links. Located at the University of Exeter, UK.
Cultural Studies Study Group (CSSG)
Popular culture, youth culture British literature, and media studies.
Developmental Idealism Studies
Features projects, publications, listing of academics, links and contact information.
Free Resources for Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods
Provides links to manuals, on line guides, 'how to' books, survey methods, interviewing, observation, statistics and free statistical software.
GERN - European Research Group into Norms
40 research institutions from 11 European countries focusing on crime, criminology, sociology and prevention.
Guide to Questionnaires and Surveys
Contains explanations on how to create surveys and questionnaires. Articles cover attitude and ethics, the behaviour of groups and populations, data collection, lists and sampling. Created by a Granby Cegep Professor located in Granby, Quebec, Canada.
Human Sciences Research Council
Specializes in humanities and social sciences research. Includes research material in various formats.
Introduction to Social Theory
Course syllabus and lectures by Paul Gingrich of the University of Regina Department of Sociology and Social Studies. Covers work of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Mead, and 20th century theorists.
LLEK Bookmarks Scientific Search Engines - Sociology
A comprehensive catalog of scientific resources and media worldwide but especially in German and English: Directories of Sociology Journals; Sociology-related catalogs of scientific search engines; additional starting points and sites of special interest.
Po Bronson's Blog
Author Po Bronson, author of "Why Do I Love These People?" weblogs about family issues and statistics about families.
Progressive Sociology Network
PSN is a moderated list devoted to the examination of issues of theoretical and political importance to sociologists.
Contains useful resources for researchers interested in social capital and in its relationship with economic development. The website is edited by Fabio Sabatini, of the University of Rome La Sapienza.
Sociology resources in English, German, Spanish and Portuguese.
Topical index and dictionary with leads to abstracts, bibliography, syllabus and journals, including sociology departments around the world.
Sociology web site offering free resources for Sociology teachers and students.
Sociology of Ignorance Website
Features news, calls for proposals, conferences, resources, and links.
An independent guide to sociological resources on the Internet.
Media studies and gender studies with content on queer theory, gender, Foucault, Judith Butler, media influences, cyber culture, role models, and critical theory. Produced by Dr David Gauntlett, University of Leeds, UK.
Understanding the World Today
Reports about global social, political, economic and demographic changes. Links to theory, research, data and free software.
University of Kentucky: MGT 780, Social Network Analysis
Features PhD course syllabus, resources, news, blog and contact information.
Offers origins, description of the problematic, outreach, media links and resources.
Wadsworth's Virtual Society
Site dedicated to the academic world of sociology and social science in general. Site accompanies the book The Practice of Social Research.
Yale Library Resources: Sociology
Offers categorized academic resources.
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