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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the discipline of sociology:

Sociology studies society[1] using various methods of empirical investigation[2] and critical analysis[3] to understand human social activity, from the micro level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and social structure.[4]

Nature of sociology[]

Sociology can be described as all of the following:

  • The study of society.
  • Academic discipline – body of knowledge given to - or received by - a disciple (student); a branch or sphere of knowledge, or field of study, that an individual has chosen to specialise in.
  • Field of science – widely-recognized category of specialized expertise within science, and typically embodies its own terminology and nomenclature. Such a field will usually be represented by one or more scientific journals, where peer reviewed research is published. There are many sociology-related scientific journals.
    • Social science – field of academic scholarship that explores aspects of human society.

Essence of sociology[]

Main article: Sociology

Branches[]

Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary fields involving sociology[]

Related fields[]

History of sociology[]

  • History of sociology
    • Ibn Khaldun (1332–1406) – in his Muqaddimah (later translated as Prolegomena in Latin), the introduction to a seven volume analysis of universal history, was the first to advance social philosophy and social science in formulating theories of social cohesion and social conflict. He is thus considered by some to be the forerunner of sociology.[5][6][7][8][9][10]
  • History of sociology in Poland
  • Timeline of sociology
  • Timeline of sociology (1810s)
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  • Timeline of sociology (1830s)
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  • Timeline of sociology (1890s)
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  • Timeline of sociology (1910s)
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  • Timeline of sociology (1990s)
  • Timeline of sociology (2000s)

Theoretical perspectives in sociology[]

General sociology concepts[]

Sociologists[]

Main article: List of sociologists

Sociological publications[]

Main article: List of sociology journals
  • Magazines
    • Contexts
    • MANAS Journal
    • Polemic
    • Salmagundi
    • Youth Studies Australia
  • Sociology books

Academies[]

See also[]

  • Outline of science
  • Bibliography of sociology
  • Index of sociology articles
  • Index of sociology of food articles
  • Index of urban sociology articles

References[]

  1. "Comte, Auguste, A Dictionary of Sociology (3rd Ed), John Scott & Gordon Marshall (eds), Oxford University Press, 2005, ISBN 0-19-860986-8, ISBN 978-0-19-860986-5
  2. Ashley D, Orenstein DM (2005). Sociological theory: Classical statements (6th ed.), 3–5, 32–36, Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Pearson Education.
  3. Ashley D, Orenstein DM (2005). Sociological theory: Classical statements (6th ed.), 3–5, 38–40, Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Pearson Education.
  4. Giddens, Anthony, Duneier, Mitchell, Applebaum, Richard. 2007. Introduction to Sociology. Sixth Edition. New York: W.W. Norton and Company. Chapter 1.
  5. H. Mowlana (2001). "Information in the Arab World", Cooperation South Journal 1.
  6. Dr. S. W. Akhtar (1997). "The Islamic Concept of Knowledge", Al-Tawhid: A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Thought & Culture 12 (3).
  7. Amber Haque (2004), "Psychology from Islamic Perspective: Contributions of Early Muslim Scholars and Challenges to Contemporary Muslim Psychologists", Journal of Religion and Health 43 (4): 357-377 [375].
  8. Enan, Muhammed Abdullah (2007). Ibn Khaldun: His Life and Works, The Other Press.
  9. Alatas, S. H. (2006). The Autonomous, the Universal and the Future of Sociology. Current Sociology 54: 7–23 [15].
  10. Warren E. Gates (July–September 1967). The Spread of Ibn Khaldun's Ideas on Climate and Culture. Journal of the History of Ideas 28 (3): 415–422 [415].

External links[]

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Comités de Recherche de l'Association internationale des sociologues de langue française, AISLF
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Liste des réseaux thématiques de l'Association Française de Sociologie, AFS
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