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Adolescence

Melissa R. Herman.

in Sociology

Published online April 2012.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 13786 words.

The sociology of adolescence focuses on biological, social, economic, and psychological development of youth during the period between childhood and adulthood. In this period, typical youth...

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African Americans

Alford A. Young, Jr..

in Sociology

Published online October 2013.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 7641 words.

African Americans have been the focus of wide-ranging studies in sociology for more than a century. Research on this group has been central to the formation of the sociological subfields of...

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African Societies

Linda Semu.

in Sociology

Published online August 2013.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 9466 words.

African societies are complex and diverse, requiring an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate and understand the continent’s economic, political, social, and cultural institutions and...

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Aftereffects of Utopian Practice

Andrea Muehlebach.

in The Moral Neoliberal

June 2012; published online February 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: population and demography. 14849 words.

This chapter explores the ways in which ethical citizenship operates as a depoliticizing tool while simultaneously opening up new political possibilities. Almost all the volunteers the...

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Age-Specific Homicide Rates

Fred C. Pampel.

in The Institutional Context of Population Change

October 2001; published online February 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: population and demography. 8354 words.

This chapter tests the argument that cohort size will have positive effects on homicide deaths among groups that depend on market earnings and will have negative effects on homicide deaths...

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Age-Specific Suicide Rates

Fred C. Pampel.

in The Institutional Context of Population Change

October 2001; published online February 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: population and demography. 7498 words.

The relationship between cohort size and suicide entails considerable complexity. Chapter 6 attempted to make sense of the diverse theories and findings by arguing that suicide has a...

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Aging

Peter Uhlenberg.

in Sociology

Published online July 2011.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 10173 words.

Although the sociology of aging focuses primarily on the later years of life, it is grounded in an understanding that aging of individuals is a lifelong process of growing up and growing...

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Anarchism

Ruth Kinna.

in Sociology

Published online October 2013.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 15642 words.

Anarchism developed as a distinctive strain within radical and revolutionary thought in the mid-19th century. The political theory, often associated with Pierre-Joseph Proudhon...

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Asian Americans

Jennifer C. Lee and Alexander Lu.

in Sociology

Published online July 2011.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 12339 words.

Asian Americans currently make up about five percent of the US population and are one of the fastest growing racial/ethnic groups in the United States. The history of Asians in the United...

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Assimilation

Van C. Tran.

in Sociology

Published online November 2012.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 16087 words.

The study of immigrant assimilation has had a central place in the discipline of sociology, beginning with sociologists of the Chicago school trying to understand the incorporation of...

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