According to the American Sociological Association (ASA), Sociology is:
the study of society
a social science involving the study of the social lives of people, groups, andsocieties
the study of our behavior as social beings, covering everything from theanalysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to thestudy of global social processes
the scientific study of social aggregations, the entities through which humansmove throughout their lives'
an overarching unification of all studies of humankind, including history,psychology, and economics
source: American Sociological Association (n.d.).
What is Sociology?
According to the International Sociological Association (ISA), the following areasof social life are established research themes in sociology for practioners aroundthe world (Research Committees).
Agriculture and Food
Alienation Theory and Research
Armed Forces and ConflictResolution
Biography and Society
Body in the Social Sciences
Communication, Knowledge andCulture
Conceptual and TerminologicalAnalysis
Deviance and Social Control
Economy and Society
Environment and Society
History of Sociology
Housing and Built Environment
Language and Society
Logic and Methodology
Mental Health and Illness
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quality of mind
essential to grasp the
C. Wright Mills (1959)