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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbookprovides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.
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"With this valuable handbook the editors have successfully synthesized a field that has expanded considerably in recent years. "— M. L. Stark
CHOICE - M.L. Stark
"With this valuable handbook the editors have successfully synthesized a field that has expanded considerably in recent years. "
CHOICE - M. L. Stark
"With this valuable handbook the editors have successfully synthesized a field that has expanded considerably in recent years."
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Meet the 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.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Part I: The Discipline of Sociology
1. The Sociological Perspective - Dennis L. Peck and Clifton D. Bryant
2. The History of Sociology: The European Perspective - Gerd Nollmann and Hermann Strasser
3. The History of Sociology: The North American Perspective - John P. Drysdale and Susan Hoecker-Drysdale
4. Sociological Theory in the 21st Century - Jonathan H. Turner
Part II: International Perspectives
5. Asian Sociology - Chikako Usui
6. Sociology in Canada - Neil McLaughlin and Antony J. Puddephatt
7. European Sociology - Gerd Nollmann and Hermann Strasser
8. British Sociology - Bryan S. Turner
Part III: The Scientific Approach to the Study of Society
9. Qualitative Methodology - Norman K. Denzin
10. Quantitative Methodology - Kenneth D. Bailey
11. Comparative Historical Sociology - William R. Wood and John Williamson
Part IV: The Fabric of Social Life
12. The Sociology of Culture - Lakshmi Kant Bharadwaj
13. The Sociology of Socialization - Lee Garth Vigilant and John Williamson
14. Social Psychology - J. David Knottnerus
Part V: Social Aggregations
15. The Sociology of Social Structure - Fabrizio Bernardi, Juan J. González, and Miguel Requena
16. The Sociology of Group Dynamics - Jane Sell
17. The Sociology of Organization - Richard A. Colignon
18. Industrial Sociology - Ronald G. Stover
19. The Sociology of Voluntary Associations - Bart Bonikowski and Miller McPherson
20. The Sociology of Social Networks - Bernice A. Pescosolido
21. Work and Occupations - Douglas Harper
Part VI: Social Distinctions and Diversity
22. Social Stratification - Harold R. Kerbo
23. The Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations - Frank Harold Wilson
24. The Sociology of Gender - Rosalind A. Sydie
25. The Sociology of Sexuality - John DeLamater and Michelle Hasday
Part VII: Social Institutions
26. The Sociology of Love, Courtship, and Dating - Erica Owens
27. Marriage and Divorce in the United States - Dennis L. Peck
28. Family Sociology in the 21st Century - Felix M. Berardo and Constance L. Shehan
29. The Sociology of Religion - James William Coleman
30. Political Sociology - W. Lawrence Neuman
31. The Sociology of Education - Theodore C. Wagenaar
32. Economic Sociology - Frank Dobbin
33. Medical Sociology - Frederic W. Hafferty and Brian Castellani
34. The Sociology of Law - Robin Stryker
35. Military Sociology - David R. Segal
Part VIII: Societal Problems and Disaffections
36. Social Problems - Harold R. Kerbo and James William Coleman
37. The Sociology of Deviance - Gary F. Jensen
38. Sexual Deviance - Valerie Jenness and Gilbert Geis
39. Criminology - David F. Luckenbill and Kirk Miller
40. The Sociology of Gambling - Bo Jason Bernhard and James H. Frey
41. Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - Paul M. Roman
42. The Sociology of Drug Use - Erich Goode
43. Juvenile Delinquency - Clemens Bartollas
44. The Sociology of Corrections - Richard Tewksbury and Linda G. Smith
Part IX: Locality and Social Life
45. Human Ecology - Stephen J. Appold
46. The Sociology of Community - W. Richard Goe and Sean Noonan
47. Rural Sociology - Linda Lobao
48. Urban Sociology in the 21st Century - Saskia Sassen
49. The Sociology of Migration - Zai Liang
50. The Sociology of Development - Cornelia Butler Flora and Jan L. Flora
Part X: The Quantification of Social Life
51. Demography - Dudley L. Poston Jr., Michael Micklin, and Amanda K. Baumle
52. The Sociology of Social Indicators - Kenneth C. Land and Abbott L. Ferriss
Part XI: Collective Behavior and Social Movements
53. The Sociology of Collective Behavior - Benigno E. Aguirre
54. Social Movements - David S. Meyer and Kelsy Kretschmer
55. Mass Communications - Vincent Mosco
Part XII: Society in Motion
56. Social Change - Stephen K. Sanderson
57. Dynamic Systems Theory - Tom R. Burns with Philippe R. DeVillé
Volume One Notes
Volume One References
Specialty Fields
Part I: Nontraditional Perspectives, Theory, and Methodology
1. The Sociology of Nonhuman Animals and Society - Clinton R. Sanders
2. Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis - Ilkka Arminen
3. Critical Sociology - David Fasenfest
4. Humanist Sociology - Joseph A. Scimecca
5. Feminist Methodologies and Epistemology - Andrea Doucet and Natasha S. Mauthner
6. Feminist Theories - Roberta Hamilton
7. Quality-of-Life Research - Ruut Veenhoven
8. Visual Sociology - John Grady
9. Mathematical Sociology - Kenneth C. Land and Thomas J. Fararo
10. The Sociology of Risk - R. Scott Frey, Sabrina McCormick, and Eugene A. Rosa
Part II: The Sociology of the Self
11. The Sociology of the Body - Bryan S. Turner
12. The Sociology of Disability - Nancy G. Kutner
13. The Sociology of Emotions - Allison K. Wisecup, Dawn T. Robinson, and Lynn Smith-Lovin
14. The Sociology of Femininity - Linda Kalof and Lori Baralt
15. The Sociology of Friendship - Graham Allan and Rebecca G. Adams
16. The Sociology of Men and Masculinity - Jeff Hearn and Michael S. Kimmel
Part III: The Sociology of the Life Course
17. The Sociology of Children and Youth - Loretta E. Bass
18. The Sociology of Aging - Andrea E. Willson
19. The Sociology of Death and Dying - Clifton D. Bryant
Part IV: The Sociology of Normative Behavior
20. The Sociology of Consumer Behavior - Joel I. Nelson
21. The Sociology of Entertainment - Robert A. Stebbins
22. The Sociology of Food and Eating - Elise S. Lake and Minjoo Oh
23. The Sociology of Leisure and Recreation - Robert A. Stebbins
24. The Sociology of Sport - Peter Donnelly
25. Popular Culture - Joanne Finkelstein and Beryl Langer
26. The Production of Culture Perspective - John Ryan
Part V: Creative Behavior
27. The Sociology of Art - Vera L. Zolberg
28. The Sociology of Knowledge - Antony J. Puddephatt and Neil McLaughlin
29. The Sociology of Music - Timothy J. Dowd
30. The Sociology of the Performing Arts - Jean Van Delinder
31. The Sociology of Science and Technology - Trevor Pinch
Part VI: Macrolevel Issues
32. The Sociology of Disaster - Gary R. Webb
33. The Sociology of Mental Health - Elaine Wethington
34. Sociobiology - Christopher R. Badcock
35. Technology and the Environment - Thomas J. Burns and Andrew K. Jorgenson
36. Terrorism - Emilio C. Viano
37. The Sociology of Violence - Jack Levin and Gordana Rabrenovic
38. Environmental Sociology - Riley E. Dunlap and Brent K. Marshall
Part VII: The Uses of Sociology
39. Applied Sociology - Harry Perlstadt
40. Clinical Sociology - Jan Marie Fritz
41. Evaluation Research - Michael Quinn Patton
42. Sociological Practice - Jerry Krause
43. Teaching and Learning in Sociology: Past, Present, and Future - Kathleen McKinney and Carla B. Howery
Derivative Fields
44. Appalachian Studies and the Sociology of Appalachia - Dwight B. Billings
45. Asian and Asian American Studies - Carl L. Bankston III and Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo
46. Criminal Justice Studies - Clemens Bartollas
47. Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Studies - Barry D. Adam
48. Native American Studies - Gerry R. Cox and Jac D. Bulk
49. Victimology - Emilio C. Viano
Volume Two Notes
Volume Two References
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