Sociology of Globalization
The globalization process is seen as driven by the growth
of international capitalism and involving the transformation
of the culture and social structures of non-capitalist
and pre-industrial societies.
Globalization is marked by the expansion of the size and
power of multinational corporations.
Globalization is a world-wide process of the internationalization of communication, trade,
human resource and economic organization.
Social Movements and
viewed social movements with a number of different perspectives - social movements as a
response to social strains, as a reflection of trends and directions throughout the
society more generally and as a reflection of individual dissatisfaction and feelings of
Social Organization and
organization [social institution] works to socialize the groups or people in it. Social
organization are patterns of relationships organized to meet some human needs.
organizations are typically understood to be systems of coordinated and controlled
activities that arise when work is embedded in complex networks of technical relations and
boundary-spanning exchanges. But in modern societies, formal organizational structures
arise in highly institutional contexts.
Information Society and
Sociology of the
information society, in particular the social-cultural, political, and organizational
aspects. Cultural change through the information revolution, changing patterns of work,
employment, time and space in everyday life.
has several mechanisms for building us and our personality. The first mechanism is
socialization and the second mechanism is social control
socialization we learn who we are and what is expected of us and others in our culture.
All of our identities come from society. Socialization begins in childhood and continues
throughout our lives as we encounter and move through different institutions.
Population Studies and
study of populations, including their size, structure and transformations. Overview of
population processes: How populations grow and change over time - fertility, mortality,
with human populations; the statistical analysis of births, deaths, migrations, disease,
fertility, growth and economic issues, as illustrating the conditions of life in
Deviant Behavior and
generally refers to violations of social norms (including legal
norms) but many sociologists reject this behavioral or normative definition of deviance
and see deviance instead as simply a label. Deviance in this view is that which we react
to, through social control responses, as deviance.
Sociology and Agents of
What does social
change mean? To explore the notion of social change and agents of social change.
Sociology of Social Control
Social control is
defined as any effort to ensure conformity to laws, rules, or norms. It is the flip side
of deviant behavior. One often causes the other. When people find behaviors or attributes
offensive, they create laws, rules, or norms that prohibit those deviances. Then they will
attempt to ensure conformity by enforcing sanctions.
Although it is created to deter deviant behavior, social control may also cause deviant
Sociology of Social
As social beings, we all are immersed in group
settings, at school, in the family, and at work.
Social phenomena is all about groups. Groups are the
context for most social activities.
Everybody belongs to a group: audiences, boards of
directors, committees, dance troupes, families, gangs, juries, orchestras, sororities,
teams, and even terrorists.
Vertical Social Mobility and
Horizontal Social Mobility
Social mobility is
typically measured by comparing the status positions of adult children to that of their
parents (intergenerational mobility), but it can be measured by comparing a person's
status position over their own lifetime (intragenerational mobility). Sociologists see
social mobility as a useful way to measure equality
Postmodernism and Modernism
hard to define, because it is a concept that appears in a wide variety of disciplines or
areas of study, including art, architecture, music, film, literature, sociology,
communications, fashion, and technology. It's hard to locate postmodernism temporally or
historically, because it's not clear exactly when postmodernism begins.
Social Power and Social
Social power is exercised within any given society in a
variety of forms: coercive, economic and ideological. Power is the dynamic which keeps the
social world in motion. Social power may be used for good or for ill. Social power is the
ability to influence other people. What gives people power? Why is it so often abused?
Construction and Analysis of
The study of
social problems focuses on analyzing broader social and structural sources and
contributors to issues that are problematic for and detrimental to the social health of a
society, and then creating solutions based on it.
Social Inequality and Social
Social inequality is a fundamental aspect of virtually
all social processes, and a person's position in the Social
Stratification system is the most consistent predictor of his or her behavior,
attitudes, and life chances.
Social Institutions and
is the patterned and relatively stable arrangement of roles and statuses found within societies and social institutions.
The idea of social
structure points out the way in which societies, and institutions within them, exhibit
predictable patterns of organization, activity and social
Collective Behavior and
Collective behavior is activity involving
a relatively large number of people, often spontaneous. Social movements and
activism are organized and relatively sustained activities that have a clear goal in
terms of achieving or preventing some social change.
In all societies and civilizations, people
have absorbed themselves in episodes of dramatic behavior, such as the crowd, the riot,
and revolutions. The nature of these episodes has evolved into a field of sociology and a
concept known as collective behavior.
term social class is used in many ways in sociology. Social class implies a group of
individuals sharing a common situation within a social structure, usually their shared
place in the structure of ownership and control of the means of production. In land based
economies, class structures are based on individual's relationship to the ownership and
control of land.
An overview of
existing empirical insights on the interrelationship between the socio-cultural dimension
and economic development.
Micro and Macro Sociological
an approach to sociology which emphasizes the analysis of social systems and populations
on a large scale, the level of social structure, and at a high level of theoretical
abstraction. Microsociology focuses on the individual social agency.
analyses issues such as the role of women, the nature of the family, and immigration.
Minority Problems and
minorities and typical sources of minority conflict, the problems minorities experience,
their grievances and demands form a major part of study regarding minority problems.
Social Planning and
planning as a perspective on society, an approach to planning, and methods for helping
communities develop. How planners can take communities seriously.
Principles of Social
psychology is the scientific study of how we interact with, think about and influence
other people. It includes such topics as group processes, prejudice, love, and persuasion.
Social psychology is similar to sociology, however, social psychology looks more
specifically at individual or personal explanations, whereas sociology looks at cultural
explanations. - Dr. S. Pack.