skip to content
Handbook of sociology Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Handbook of sociology

Author: Neil J Smelser
Publisher: Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Publisher description: The Handbook of Sociology ushers in a new age of sociological thought and practice. This long awaited volume synthesizes the field. It provides an original and comprehensive look at this vital discipline--that has not had a new handbook in 25 years . . . years in which sociology as a field of study and practice has undergone significant change. Eminent scholars representing both micro and  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Reference works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Handbook of sociology.
Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1988
(OCoLC)574009966
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil J Smelser
ISBN: 0803926650 9780803926653
OCLC Number: 17298769
Description: 824 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Toward a disciplinary matrix in sociology / Walter L. Wallace --
The new theoretical movement / Jeffrey C. Alexander --
Social structure / Neil J. Smelser --
On sociological data / Peter H. Rossi --
Causal inference for sociological data / Richard A. Berk --
Inequality and labor processes / Mark Granovetter and Charles Tilly --
Race and ethnicity / Katherine O'Sullivan See and William J. Wilson --
Sociology of age / Matilda White Riley, Anne Foner, and Joan Waring --
Gender and sex roles / Janet Z. Giele --
Jobs and work / Joanne Miller --
Environments and organizations / Howard E. Aldrich and Peter V. Marsden --
Political sociology / Anthony M. Orum --
Trends in family sociology / Joan Huber and Glenna Spitze.
Responsibility: Neil J. Smelser, editor.
More information:

Abstract:

Publisher description: The Handbook of Sociology ushers in a new age of sociological thought and practice. This long awaited volume synthesizes the field. It provides an original and comprehensive look at this vital discipline--that has not had a new handbook in 25 years . . . years in which sociology as a field of study and practice has undergone significant change. Eminent scholars representing both micro and macro perspectives combine their expertise to address the diversity, growth, and new developments that characterize the field of sociology today. Smelser, one of the leading sociologists of our time, introduces the Handbook with a reflective and insightful essay on the historical developments within the field, the status of sociology as a discipline, and the future of the profession. The first set of essays covers theoretical and methodological issues on such topics as: scientific sociology, norms, values and sanctions, social structure, the use of data, and causal inference. The second set of essays discusses bases of inequality in society by examining such issues as: inequality and labor processes, race and ethnicity, age, and gender and sex roles. The third segment of this volume explores major institutional and organizational settings such as: jobs and work, environments and organizations, politics, family, education, religion, the sociology of science, medical sociology, and mass media. The volume concludes with a section on social process and change such as: spatial processes, deviance and social control, social movements and collective behavior, and development and the world economy. (See below for a list of contributors). With contributions by many of the leading social thinkers of our time, this authoritative and comprehensive Handbook will be a necessary tool for all sociologists--advanced students and scholars alike. Offering incomparable depth and breadth, the Handbook of Sociology effectively synthesizes the complex and controversial issues which surround the discipline of sociology. This single landmark volume transcends the field's increasingly specialized boundaries, providing scholars in sociology and related disciplines with exciting new possibilities for teaching and research.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(4)

User lists with this item (3)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17298769> # Handbook of sociology
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "17298769" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945662826#Place/newbury_park_calif> ; # Newbury Park, Calif.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945662826#Thing/sociology> ; # Sociology
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/301/e19/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1123875> ; # Sociology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945662826#Topic/sociologie_manuels> ; # Sociologie--Manuels
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945662826#Topic/sociologie> ; # Sociologie
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/108500988> ; # Neil J. Smelser
    schema:copyrightYear "1988" ;
    schema:datePublished "1988" ;
    schema:description "Toward a disciplinary matrix in sociology / Walter L. Wallace -- The new theoretical movement / Jeffrey C. Alexander -- Social structure / Neil J. Smelser -- On sociological data / Peter H. Rossi -- Causal inference for sociological data / Richard A. Berk -- Inequality and labor processes / Mark Granovetter and Charles Tilly -- Race and ethnicity / Katherine O'Sullivan See and William J. Wilson -- Sociology of age / Matilda White Riley, Anne Foner, and Joan Waring -- Gender and sex roles / Janet Z. Giele -- Jobs and work / Joanne Miller -- Environments and organizations / Howard E. Aldrich and Peter V. Marsden -- Political sociology / Anthony M. Orum -- Trends in family sociology / Joan Huber and Glenna Spitze."@en ;
    schema:description "Publisher description: The Handbook of Sociology ushers in a new age of sociological thought and practice. This long awaited volume synthesizes the field. It provides an original and comprehensive look at this vital discipline--that has not had a new handbook in 25 years . . . years in which sociology as a field of study and practice has undergone significant change. Eminent scholars representing both micro and macro perspectives combine their expertise to address the diversity, growth, and new developments that characterize the field of sociology today. Smelser, one of the leading sociologists of our time, introduces the Handbook with a reflective and insightful essay on the historical developments within the field, the status of sociology as a discipline, and the future of the profession. The first set of essays covers theoretical and methodological issues on such topics as: scientific sociology, norms, values and sanctions, social structure, the use of data, and causal inference. The second set of essays discusses bases of inequality in society by examining such issues as: inequality and labor processes, race and ethnicity, age, and gender and sex roles. The third segment of this volume explores major institutional and organizational settings such as: jobs and work, environments and organizations, politics, family, education, religion, the sociology of science, medical sociology, and mass media. The volume concludes with a section on social process and change such as: spatial processes, deviance and social control, social movements and collective behavior, and development and the world economy. (See below for a list of contributors). With contributions by many of the leading social thinkers of our time, this authoritative and comprehensive Handbook will be a necessary tool for all sociologists--advanced students and scholars alike. Offering incomparable depth and breadth, the Handbook of Sociology effectively synthesizes the complex and controversial issues which surround the discipline of sociology. This single landmark volume transcends the field's increasingly specialized boundaries, providing scholars in sociology and related disciplines with exciting new possibilities for teaching and research."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3945662826> ;
    schema:genre "Reference works"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/574009966> ;
    schema:name "Handbook of sociology"@en ;
    schema:productID "17298769" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/17298769#PublicationEvent/newbury_park_calif_sage_publications_1988> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945662826#Agent/sage_publications> ; # Sage Publications
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0654/87036762-t.html> ;
    schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780803926653.pdf> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780803926653> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB8923572> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/17298769> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945662826#Agent/sage_publications> # Sage Publications
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Sage Publications" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945662826#Place/newbury_park_calif> # Newbury Park, Calif.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Newbury Park, Calif." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945662826#Topic/sociologie> # Sociologie
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sociologie"@en ;
    schema:name "Sociologie"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3945662826#Topic/sociologie_manuels> # Sociologie--Manuels
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sociologie--Manuels"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1123875> # Sociology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sociology"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/108500988> # Neil J. Smelser
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Smelser" ;
    schema:givenName "Neil J." ;
    schema:name "Neil J. Smelser" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780803926653>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0803926650" ;
    schema:isbn "9780803926653" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/574009966>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Handbook of sociology." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17298769> ; # Handbook of sociology
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.