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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook

By: Clifton D. Bryant (editor), Dennis L. Peck (editor)Hardback

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SAGE Reference is proud to announce 21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook. The field of sociological inquiry is multi-faceted in perspective, and does subsume a variety of specialty interests, as a result the literature in this discipline has developed and proliferated in a near exponential fashion. Sociology, today, has become so specialty driven in its research and theory agenda that the result is an enormous and complex body of sociological knowledge that is often considered to be unwieldy. 21st Century Sociology provides, in two volumes, a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a definitive resource. 21st Century Sociology focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as documenting the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry. Key features include: - a timely and comprehensive assessment of the 100+ specialty fields of sociology with contributions by leading international authorities in their area of expertise; - an examination of the four distinct phases of development in the history of sociological inquiry: a period of theoretical development; the emphasis on methodological development and refinement; the phase of specialization; and a period that has taken representatives of the discipline into previously unexplored areas; - discussion on the various traditional sub-fields of sociology such as: political sociology; educational sociology; rural sociology; criminology; occupational sociology; and minority relations, among others; - an exploration of the important new, evolving sub-fields, such as: environmental sociology; sociology of sports and leisure; military sociology; medical sociology; the sociology of food and eating; and the sociology of emotions, among others; - a discussion on the 'satellite' or 'peripheral' sub-disciplines, such as women's studies, black studies and gay and lesbian studies. 21st Century Sociology is the most comprehensive overview of modern sociology making it a 'must have' resource for any academic library.

About Author

Clifton D. Bryant is Professor of Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia. He has been a faculty member there since 1972 and served as Department Chair from 1972 to 1982. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, he held full-time faculty teaching appointments at Western Kentucky University (Department Head 1967-1972), Millsaps College (Department Head 1963-1967), and the University of Georgia (1960-1963). He was Visiting Professor at Mississippi State University (Summer 1985) and at the Pennsylvania State University (Summer 1958). His research appointments include Visiting Scientist at the U.S. Army Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (Summer 1993), Visiting Research Scholar with the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program Mississippi State University; Summer 1985), and Visiting Research Scholar with Training and Technology Project operated by the Resource Development Office of Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Inc. (Summer 1987). His foreign teaching appointments include Visiting Fulbright Professor, Department and Graduate Institute of Sociology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China (1987-1988), and Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Xavier University, The Ateneo, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines (1984-1985). He was a participant in the U.S. Department of Education's 1998 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program in the People's Republic of China (Summer 1998) and was also a participant in the U.S. Department of Education's 1993 Fulbright- Hays Seminars Abroad Program in Hungary (Summer, 1993). Dr. Bryant served as President of the Southern Sociological Society (1978-1979) and as President of the Mid-South Sociological Association (1981-1982). He was the recipient of the Mid-South Sociological Association's Distinguished Career Award in 1991 and the Distinguished Book Award in 2001. He is also the recipient of the Southern Sociological Society's 2003 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. He has been listed in Who's Who in America since 1984 and in Who's Who in the World since 1991. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Alpha Phi Omega. Dr. Bryant was founder and Chairman of the Editorial Board of Sociological Symposium (1968-1980). He was also the founder of Deviant Behavior and served as Editor-in-Chief of that journal from 1978 to 1991. He continues to serve as Chair of the Editorial Policy Board for the journal. He was editor of the Southern Sociologist (1970-1974). He has served as a member of the editorial board of Criminology (1978-1981), Associate Editor of Sociological Forum (1979-1980), Associate Editor of Sociological Spectrum (1981- 1985), member of the Board of Advisory Editors of Sociological Inquiry (1981-1985) and also Associate Editor of that journal (1997-2000). He was a member of the Board of Editors of Society and Animals (1997-1999) and was Associate Editor for a special issue of Marriage and Family Relations (Fall 1982). He is the author of Sexual Deviancy and Social Proscription; Khaki-Collar Crime: Deviant Behavior in Military Context; and Deviant Behavior: Occupational and Organizational Bases; editor of The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior (four volumes); Deviant Behavior: Readings in the Sociology of Norm Violations; The Rural Work Force: Nonagricultural Occupations in America; Sexual Deviance in Sexual Context; The Social Dimensions of Work; and coeditor of Social Problems Today: Dilemmas and Dimensions; Deviance and the Family; and Introductory Sociology: Selected Readings for the College Scene. He has published articles in a number of professional journals, including Social Forces, Society, Sociological Inquiry, Sociology and Social Research, Rural Sociology, Sociological Forum, American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Sex Research, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, Journal of Leisure Sciences, Sociological Spectrum, The Rural Sociologist, Psychological Reports, Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, World Leisure and Recreation, Hort Technology, Anthrozoos, Applied Behavioral Science Review, Man and Environmental Systems, The Southern Sociologist, and Deviant Behavior. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Mississippi, did advanced graduate work at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), and received his Ph.D. degree from Louisiana State University. Dennis L. Peck is Professor of Sociology at The University of Alabama. His reference book experience includes serving as an Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior (2001) and The Handbook of Death and Dying (2003). For the period 1987 to 1993 he was Editor of Sociological Inquiry the official journal of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society. He is a past president of the Mid-South Sociological Society and he currently serves as president of the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association.


VOLUME ONE: TRADITIONAL AND CORE AREASPrefaceAbout the EditorsAbout the ContributorsPart I: The Discipline of Sociology1. The Sociological Perspective - Dennis L. Peck and Clifton D. Bryant2. The History of Sociology: The European Perspective - Gerd Nollmann and Hermann Strasser3. The History of Sociology: The North American Perspective - John P. Drysdale and Susan Hoecker-Drysdale4. Sociological Theory in the 21st Century - Jonathan H. TurnerPart II: International Perspectives5. Asian Sociology - Chikako Usui6. Sociology in Canada - Neil McLaughlin and Antony J. Puddephatt7. European Sociology - Gerd Nollmann and Hermann Strasser8. British Sociology - Bryan S. TurnerPart III: The Scientific Approach to the Study of Society9. Qualitative Methodology - Norman K. Denzin10. Quantitative Methodology - Kenneth D. Bailey11. Comparative Historical Sociology - William R. Wood and John WilliamsonPart IV: The Fabric of Social Life12. The Sociology of Culture - Lakshmi Kant Bharadwaj13. The Sociology of Socialization - Lee Garth Vigilant and John Williamson14. Social Psychology - J. David KnottnerusPart V: Social Aggregations15. The Sociology of Social Structure - Fabrizio Bernardi, Juan J. Gonzalez, and Miguel Requena16. The Sociology of Group Dynamics - Jane Sell17. The Sociology of Organization - Richard A. Colignon18. Industrial Sociology - Ronald G. Stover19. The Sociology of Voluntary Associations - Bart Bonikowski and Miller McPherson20. The Sociology of Social Networks - Bernice A. Pescosolido21. Work and Occupations - Douglas HarperPart VI: Social Distinctions and Diversity22. Social Stratification - Harold R. Kerbo23. The Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations - Frank Harold Wilson24. The Sociology of Gender - Rosalind A. Sydie25. The Sociology of Sexuality - John DeLamater and Michelle HasdayPart VII: Social Institutions26. The Sociology of Love, Courtship, and Dating - Erica Owens27. Marriage and Divorce in the United States - Dennis L. Peck28. Family Sociology in the 21st Century - Felix M. Berardo and Constance L. Shehan29. The Sociology of Religion - James William Coleman30. Political Sociology - W. Lawrence Neuman31. The Sociology of Education - Theodore C. Wagenaar32. Economic Sociology - Frank Dobbin33. Medical Sociology - Frederic W. Hafferty and Brian Castellani34. The Sociology of Law - Robin Stryker35. Military Sociology - David R. SegalPart VIII: Societal Problems and Disaffections36. Social Problems - Harold R. Kerbo and James William Coleman37. The Sociology of Deviance - Gary F. Jensen38. Sexual Deviance - Valerie Jenness and Gilbert Geis39. Criminology - David F. Luckenbill and Kirk Miller40. The Sociology of Gambling - Bo Jason Bernhard and James H. Frey41. Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - Paul M. Roman42. The Sociology of Drug Use - Erich Goode43. Juvenile Delinquency - Clemens Bartollas44. The Sociology of Corrections - Richard Tewksbury and Linda G. SmithPart IX: Locality and Social Life45. Human Ecology - Stephen J. Appold46. The Sociology of Community - W. Richard Goe and Sean Noonan47. Rural Sociology - Linda Lobao48. Urban Sociology in the 21st Century - Saskia Sassen49. The Sociology of Migration - Zai Liang50. The Sociology of Development - Cornelia Butler Flora and Jan L. FloraPart X: The Quantification of Social Life51. Demography - Dudley L. Poston Jr., Michael Micklin, and Amanda K. Baumle52. The Sociology of Social Indicators - Kenneth C. Land and Abbott L. FerrissPart XI: Collective Behavior and Social Movements53. The Sociology of Collective Behavior - Benigno E. Aguirre54. Social Movements - David S. Meyer and Kelsy Kretschmer55. Mass Communications - Vincent MoscoPart XII: Society in Motion56. Social Change - Stephen K. Sanderson57. Dynamic Systems Theory - Tom R. Burns with Philippe R. DeVilleVolume One NotesVolume One ReferencesVOLUME TWO: SPECIALTY AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Specialty FieldsPart I: Nontraditional Perspectives, Theory, and Methodology1. The Sociology of Nonhuman Animals and Society - Clinton R. Sanders2. Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis - Ilkka Arminen3. Critical Sociology - David Fasenfest4. Humanist Sociology - Joseph A. Scimecca5. Feminist Methodologies and Epistemology - Andrea Doucet and Natasha S. Mauthner6. Feminist Theories - Roberta Hamilton7. Quality-of-Life Research - Ruut Veenhoven8. Visual Sociology - John Grady9. Mathematical Sociology - Kenneth C. Land and Thomas J. Fararo10. The Sociology of Risk - R. Scott Frey, Sabrina McCormick, and Eugene A. RosaPart II: The Sociology of the Self11. The Sociology of the Body - Bryan S. Turner12. The Sociology of Disability - Nancy G. Kutner13. The Sociology of Emotions - Allison K. Wisecup, Dawn T. Robinson, and Lynn Smith-Lovin14. The Sociology of Femininity - Linda Kalof and Lori Baralt15. The Sociology of Friendship - Graham Allan and Rebecca G. Adams16. The Sociology of Men and Masculinity - Jeff Hearn and Michael S. KimmelPart III: The Sociology of the Life Course17. The Sociology of Children and Youth - Loretta E. Bass18. The Sociology of Aging - Andrea E. Willson19. The Sociology of Death and Dying - Clifton D. BryantPart IV: The Sociology of Normative Behavior20. The Sociology of Consumer Behavior - Joel I. Nelson21. The Sociology of Entertainment - Robert A. Stebbins22. The Sociology of Food and Eating - Elise S. Lake and Minjoo Oh23. The Sociology of Leisure and Recreation - Robert A. Stebbins24. The Sociology of Sport - Peter Donnelly25. Popular Culture - Joanne Finkelstein and Beryl Langer26. The Production of Culture Perspective - John RyanPart V: Creative Behavior27. The Sociology of Art - Vera L. Zolberg28. The Sociology of Knowledge - Antony J. Puddephatt and Neil McLaughlin29. The Sociology of Music - Timothy J. Dowd30. The Sociology of the Performing Arts - Jean Van Delinder31. The Sociology of Science and Technology - Trevor PinchPart VI: Macrolevel Issues32. The Sociology of Disaster - Gary R. Webb33. The Sociology of Mental Health - Elaine Wethington34. Sociobiology - Christopher R. Badcock35. Technology and the Environment - Thomas J. Burns and Andrew K. Jorgenson36. Terrorism - Emilio C. Viano37. The Sociology of Violence - Jack Levin and Gordana Rabrenovic38. Environmental Sociology - Riley E. Dunlap and Brent K. MarshallPart VII: The Uses of Sociology39. Applied Sociology - Harry Perlstadt40. Clinical Sociology - Jan Marie Fritz41. Evaluation Research - Michael Quinn Patton42. Sociological Practice - Jerry Krause43. Teaching and Learning in Sociology: Past, Present, and Future - Kathleen McKinney and Carla B. Howery Derivative Fields44. Appalachian Studies and the Sociology of Appalachia - Dwight B. Billings45. Asian and Asian American Studies - Carl L. Bankston III and Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo46. Criminal Justice Studies - Clemens Bartollas47. Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Studies - Barry D. Adam48. Native American Studies - Gerry R. Cox and Jac D. Bulk49. Victimology - Emilio C. VianoVolume Two NotesVolume Two ReferencesIndex

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