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Scholarly resources for research and study in sociology.
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Featured New Books

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Public Sociology - Leslie Hossfeld; Gwen Nyden; Philip Nyden
Call Number: HM511 .N93 2012
ISBN: 9781412982634
Publication Date: 2011-05-04
Fenwick Library

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Story of sociology : a first companion to social theory - by Gregor McLennan
Call Number: HM435 .M46 2011
ISBN: 1849663491
Publication Date: 2011
Fenwick Library

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In the field : a sociologist’s journey - by Renée C. Fox
Call Number: HM479.F69 A3 2011
ISBN: 141281443X
Publication Date: 2011
Fenwick Library


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What is sociology?

Find out more about what sociology is from the American Sociological Association and others! If you decide to pursue a career in sociology, what kind of training do you need? What areas of specialty interest you?


Jobs in Sociology

A sampling of sites to look for and explore employment opportunities:

Sociology Blogs

For the inner journalist, try a blog to share information - read about your favorite sociology topic - debate a burning current issue!

  • Incite
    Described as an "incubator for critical inquiry into technology and ethnography," this blog is produced by researchers in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
  • Kieran Healy's Weblog
    Healy's research interests are in economic sociology, culture, and organizations. She is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University.
  • Scatterplot
    A blog hosted by contributors from Columbia University, McMaster, Northwestern, North Carolina, and Notre Dame on a variety of sociological issues.
  • Social Science Statistics Blog
    Posts from Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science on trends in methodological thought, questions and comments, paper and conference announcements, applied problems needing methodological solutions, and methodological techniques seeking applied problems.
  • Socialsciencespace
    Sage Publications presents socialsciencespace, an online social network that contains "blog articles from key players in social science, a forum to share discussion, as well as funding and job opportunities, and a resource centre with free videos, reports and slides that support these discussions."
  • Sociology in my Neighborhood
    Mason sociology professor, Johanna Bockman, is a DC native who blogs about Ward 6, where she has lived for many years.
  • Sociology Lens
    The blog affiliated with Wiley-Blackwell's "Sociology Compass," a review journal encompassing all sociology fields.
  • Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
    Posts by Columbia statistician Andrew Gellman

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