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Glossary of Sociological Terms

Glossary of Sociological Terms

Language: English

No. of terms: 270

Description: This glossary compiled by the School of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Canterbury gives clear and concise definitions of important terms and models in sociology. Suitable for the aspiring student.

Example Term: Social reproduction
The concept that over time groups of people, notably social classes, reproduce their social structure and patterns. [Tony Bilton et al., Introductory Sociology, 3rd edition. London, Macmillan, 1996:670]

Keywords: Dictionary of the Social Sciences, social science glossary, Social Sciene, sociology, sociology terms

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Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Language: English

No. of terms: 1000

Description: Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences, written by Robert Drislane, Ph.D. and Gary Parkinson, Ph.D. With a commitment to Canadian examples and events and names the social science dictionary is covering a wide range of fields related to Social Sciene, such as disciplines of sociology, criminology, political science and women’s study.
The online version of this dictionary was made possible by the
Athabasca University and ICAAP (International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication).

Example Term: TRIBALISM
The use of this term must be understood against the assumption that citizens of the modern world would develop significant identification only with large groupings which included a plurality of social categories. For example, the identity of Canadian would include many ethnic groups, sexual preferences, social interests and religious groupings. Tribalism is used to describe those situations where broad social identification has broken down so that people identify themselves exclusively with a narrower category. For example, people may organize their lives around ethnic identification or sexual preference or religious belief. This retribalization of the society is thought to lead to fragmentation and divisiveness as people identify with an in-group, making a shared sense of citizenship among larger groupings more and more fragile.

Keywords: Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences, social science dictionary, Social Sciene, sociology, criminology, political science, women’s study, terminology

Quote as:Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences, © Robert Drislane, Ph.D. and Gary Parkinson, Ph.D.

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