13) We may therefore conclude that Schrieke, without explicitly referring as Van Leur did to Weberian sociological concepts
, yet on the basis of diligent historical research applied Weber's multicausal concept of social history, paying attention to both cross-cultural comparisons and cross-cultural differences.
presents a series of 43 short essays (or "snapshots"), each of which relates some abstract sociological concept
or concepts to concrete problems of everyday life.
Once a purely sociological concept
, social capital has become a tool of economics along the lines of human capital.
This textbook introduces traditional sociological concepts
and theories, such as culture, socialization and interaction, organizations, societies, global relationships, deviance and crime, social stratification, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, families, education and religion, politics and the economy, medicine and health care, population, urbanization, the environment, and social change and social movements, and emphasizes consumption and globalization, as well as discussing key contemporary social phenomena like the internet and technology.
They drop political sociological concepts
, while not taking individual institutions seriously enough.
As a result of this increased participation and engagement, students develop a deeper understanding of the material, allowing us to apply sociological concepts
to everyday life.
It uses real-world examples and hands-on applications to explain major sociological concepts
and emphasizes the interactionist perspective, while covering other theories, such as postmodernism.
Part 2 also contains reflections on sociological concepts
argued by the authors to be key components of the communal idea, such as the importance of participation (Gyorgy Szell), social cohesion (Shulamit Reinharz), and work/labor (Wrahurst and Trebeck).
Since his initial formulation of the term in a short article in the Journal of American Culture in 1983, the so-called "McDonaldization thesis" has spawned a score of related books and academic articles by Ritzer and others, generated an extensive secondary literature, become a pedagogical staple in countless university courses, and established itself as part of the popular lexicon in ways that few sociological concepts
Paula Sequeiros (University of Porto in Portugal) and Silvia Grunig (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain) present a detailed comparison of two public library facilities in Porto, Portugal, using architectural and sociological concepts
for their analysis ("A Tale of Two Libraries: Space and Reading in Porto Public Libraries").
From this late period originate the sociological concepts
of value-free science, ideal-type, charisma, and so on.
Agency and identity are also key sociological concepts