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NCJ Number: 139961 Find in a Library
Title: Annual Review of Sociology: Volume 18, 1992
Editor(s): J Blake; J Hagan
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 581
Sponsoring Agency: Annual Reviews, Inc
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8243-2218-5
Sale Source: Annual Reviews, Inc
4139 El Camino Way
P.O. Box 10139
Palo Alto, CA 94303
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 23 essays review recent important sociological theory and research in 12 broad categories: macrosociology, theory and methods, social processes, institutions and culture, political and economic processes, social differentiation and stratification, the individual and society, demography, urban and rural community issues, and the sociology of regions.
Abstract: Each paper provides a critical assessment of current theory and research in a specific area, as well as future directions that appear promising. Individual papers discuss social control and the medical model of deviance, family relationships, media images, labor movements, and domestic political conflict. Other papers examine job mobility and career processes, concepts and measurement of prestige, social stress, crime and deviance in the course of life, homelessness, the self concept over time, changing fertility patterns and polities in developing countries, and population aging and social policy. Other papers discuss the sociology of Mexico, development in Africa, and suburban communities. Figures, tables, photograph, chapter reference lists, and subject and author indexes
Main Term(s): Sociology
Index Term(s): Cultural influences; Social control theory; Societal norms; Society-crime relationships; Socioculture; Socioeconomic development; US/foreign comparisons
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