21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook by Clifton D. (Dow) Bryant, Dennis L. Peck

By Clifton D. (Dow) Bryant, Dennis L. Peck

21st Century Sociology: A Reference instruction manual presents a concise discussion board during which the titanic array of information gathered, relatively up to now 3 a long time, may be prepared right into a unmarried definitive source. the 2 volumes of this Reference instruction manual specialize in the corpus of data garnered in conventional parts of sociological inquiry, in addition to rfile the overall orientation of the more moderen and at present rising parts of sociological inquiry.

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She is particularly interested in methodological issues related to the use of longitudinal data. Frank Harold Wilson is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Urban Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, where he teaches courses on sociological theory, urban sociology, and racial and ethnic relations. He has written widely in xxxiv– • –21ST CENTURY SOCIOLOGY the areas of urban inequality, gentrification, poverty, and African American population. He is the author of Race, Class, and the Postindustrial City: William Julius Wilson and the Promise of Sociology (2004).

PECK The University of Alabama CLIFTON D. BRYANT Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University A commonly accepted definition of sociology as a special science is that it is the study of social aggregates and groups in their institutional organization, of institutions and their organization, and of the causes and consequences of changes in institutions and social organization. (Albert J. Reiss, Jr. 1968:1) Within the contemporary context, sociologists are interested in human social interaction as people take one another into account as each behaves toward the other.

Allison K. Wisecup is currently a graduate student at Duke University. Her interests include gender, identity, emotion, and meaning. Her current projects include an examination of the effects of multiple-identity enactment for emotion production and research on gender differences in identity meanings. Her dissertation addresses the variation of identity and behavior meanings across sociodemographic space as a function of social distance. Her recent publications include “Gender Identity Recognition and Task Performance” (Advances in Group Processes, 2005, with Lynn Smith-Lovin and Miller McPherson).

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