Internet Links

Return to resources homepage for Sociology 9th edition

For ease, here are the collated end-of-chapter links that appear Sociology 9th edition.

Chapter 1: What is Sociology?

The International Sociological Association – represents sociologists around the world

The European Sociological Association – aims to facilitate research into European issues

The British Sociological Association – some helpful information on graduate careers from the BSA

SocioSite – the Social Science Information System, based at the University of Amsterdam

Public Sociology – Michael Burawoy’s version of public sociology and some of his critics

Chapter 2: Asking and Answering Sociological Questions

National Centre for Research Methods, UK – contains many resources and articles on methods. A very useful site

CESSDA – Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives – houses many social science data archives covering different types of research

The UK Office for National Statistics, which includes lots of survey research, but other types as well

The American Sociological Association – their useful research methods section

The UK Data Archive – a large collection of digital data on a variety of subjects

Ipsos MORI – a merged company (Ipsos UK and MORI) focusing on market research and social research

Chapter 3: Theories and Perspectives

Sociologists: Dead and Very Much Alive – excellent resources on a range of sociological theorists

The Feminist Theory Website – feminist theories and perspectives from academics based at Virginia Tech University

Phenomenology Online – phenomenologists and ethnomethodologists

A series of websites devoted to the work of some contemporary theorists:
Jean Baudrillard
Zygmunt Bauman
Judith Butler
Ulrich Beck
Norbert Elias
Michel Foucault
Anthony Giddens
Erving Goffman

Chapter 4: Globalization and Social Change

TimeMaps information on hunter-gatherers – covers hunter-gatherers, agrarian societies and early civilizations

The 1999 Reith Lectures – Anthony Giddens on ‘The runaway world’

International Forum on Globalization – an alliance of activists, scholars and researchers interested in globalization processes

Yale Center for the Study of Globalization – exactly what it says it is

Centre for Research on Globalization – Canadian-based ‘think site’ with lots of comment by researchers and academics

Global Policy Forum – monitors policy-making at the United Nations

UCL Global Governance Institute – UCL centre for cross-disciplinary research on tackling global social problems

BBC World Service on globalization – some basic information on aspects of ‘global society’

Chapter 5: The Environment

Environmental Organization Web Directory – US-based repository with lots of useful resources

European Environment Agency – a good resource base with some interesting surveys and other research

Extinction Rebellion – international campaign for radical action to ‘save the Earth’

Friends of the Earth International – campaigning environmental organization

Greenpeace International – campaigning environmental organization

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – read the assessment reports, 2018 Special Report and much more here

OECD – environment site with lots of data from OECD countries

United Nations Development Programme – link to Human Development Reports and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Chapter 6: Global Inequality – based at the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC. The site tracks inequality news and is full of useful resources

Forbes magazine – everything you always wanted to know about the super-rich, including who they are and how much they own (a lot)

The International Monetary Fund – the official IMF site

The World Bank – search the site for the latest World Development Report

Global Call to Action against Poverty – a global coalition of groups campaigning on issues of poverty and inequality

United Nations Development Programme – lots of information on inequality, home to the HDI reports and the Sustainable Development Goals

Chapter 7: Gender and Sexuality

The Women’s Library – lots of resources and useful links on women’s history in the UK

Queer Resource Directory – a gateway to many resources on religion, youth, health and more

Eldis – gender issues in developing countries

Voice of the Shuttle – many gender and sexuality studies resources at the University of California

ILGA – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association – US site with lots of resources and ideas

Chapter 8: Race, Ethnicity and Migration

CRER – the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations at the University of Warwick, UK – archived material on varied subjects

FRA – the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights – themes include minorities, racism and xenophobia, Roma and travellers

The Runnymede Trust – an independent UK race equality think tank with many useful reports

UNHCR – the United Nations Refugee Agency – news about and resources on refugees

IRR – the Institute of Race Relations, UK – much research and library material

The Migration Observatory, University of Oxford, UK – news and resources on migration issues

DARE – Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe, launched in Antwerp, 2003 – promoting citizen participation across Europe

Chapter 9: Stratification and Class

Social Inequality and Classes – many useful links from Sociosite at the University of Amsterdam

Analysis of the BBC’s Great British Class Survey – results from this survey as well as readers’ comments

Social Mobility Foundation – a UK charity promoting social mobility for young people from low-income backgrounds

Marxists Internet Archive – guess what? Exactly what it says: all things Marx and Marxism

BBC Working Class Britain – visual and audio materials on the history of British working-class life

Chapter 10: Health, Illness and Disability

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies – information covering healthcare systems across Europe

The World Health Organization – an excellent source of data on health and illness across the world

UNAIDS – United Nations AIDS programme with lots of resources and statistics

Innovative Health Technologies – research programme at the University of York, UK. See ‘Projects by Theme’

The Wellcome Library, UK – very useful materials on the history of medicine and its role in society

HealthTalk – a UK site that covers health matters form the patient perspective

The Disability Archive at the University of Leeds, UK – a large resource of material covering all aspects of disability

The European Disability Forum – a non-governmental organization run by disabled people promoting equal rights in the EU

The UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission – resources here on disability discrimination and the Equality Act 2010

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – exactly what it says, with other material covering disability legislation across the world

Chapter 11: Poverty, Social Exclusion and Welfare

Eurostat on Living Conditions – contains statistical data on living conditions, including poverty and social exclusion, across the EU

Joseph Rowntree Foundation – UK organization funding research aimed at understanding and eradicating poverty and social exclusion

The Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, based at Bristol University, UK – some very useful resources on poverty and social exclusion

The Child Poverty Action Group, UK – the best-known and a well-respected campaigning group. This site has lots of information and publications on child poverty

The Governance and Social Development Resource Centre – established by the UK Department for International Development (DfID) in 2005; covers all aspects of social exclusion

OECD site on Social and Welfare Issues – covers poverty reduction plans and OECD targets

The World Bank’s Poverty Reduction and Equity site – lots of reading lists, information and more

Chapter 12: Social Interaction and Daily Life

Exploring Nonverbal Communication – an introduction to NVC with a self-test of reading examples

The Everyday Sexism Project – a site dedicated to cataloguing real-world experiences of sexism

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction – exactly what it says, with a journal and many resources

Website with information on the life and work of Erving Goffman

Howard Becker’s website, which covers his own work and some helpful links too

International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis – lots of resources and links

Chapter 13: Cities and Urban Life

Centre for Urban History, based at the University of Leicester, UK

H-Urban – a discussion forum for urban history and urban studies

Globalization and World Cities Network, based at Loughborough University, UK – focuses on relations between cities in the global economy

City Mayors – a useful resource on mayors across the world

Virtual Cities Resource Centre – looks at urban form as represented on the worldwide web

A European site dedicated to promoting sustainable cities

Chapter 14: The Life Course

Centre for Research on Families, Life course and Generations (FLaG) at the University of Leeds, UK

World Health Organization – international resources on ageing and the life course

UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund; contains many useful resources on children’s experience around the world

HelpAge International – a campaigning organization and a good source of information on ageing across the world

Centre for Policy on Ageing (UK) – charity promoting the interests of older people through research and policy analysis

United Nations Programme on Ageing – focal point for the UN on all issues related to ageing

Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath, UK – since 2005, an interdisciplinary centre for research into death and dying

British Sociological Association’s (BSA) Study Group on the social aspects of death, dying and bereavement

Chapter 15: Families and Intimate Relationships

The Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives is named after David Morgan. It was founded in 2005 at the University of Manchester, UK

The Centre for the Study of Families and Relationships is a research centre founded in 2001, based at the University of Edinburgh, UK

The Centre for Family Research at Cambridge University – a multidisciplinary centre which carries out research on children, parenting and families

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, family site

Chapter 16: Education

Sociosite on education – lots of links to distance learning resources, not all of them sociological

The Global Campaign for Education – lots of useful education resources from this campaign

UNESCO education homepage – useful international comparisons and global issues

OECD education – useful resources and archived OECD surveys and reports

The Sutton Trust – UK foundation that looks at education and social mobility

Lifelong Learning – a UK site promoting this concept

Chapter 17: Work and Employment

Center for the Study of Economy and Society – research centre at Cornell University, USA

The International Labour Organization – campaigns for decent work for all. Many useful resources here

The Work Foundation, UK – Lancaster University-based organization engaged in ‘high quality applied research’

Economic Sociology and Political Economy – the group’s Facebook page for the latest news, books and articles in this field

European Commission – Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion pages with many helpful resources and statistics on work

Independent Workers of Great Britain – some interesting cases here illustrating the changing face of trade unionism

Chapter 18: Religion

Sociology of Religion – a peer-reviewed quarterly journal with many original articles in this field

The Religious Studies Project – an international project covering social scientific studies of religion – lots of podcasts, articles and interviews here

Sociology of Religion Resources – very useful resources based at the University of Aberdeen, UK

Sociology of Religion Study Group of the British Sociological Association – helpful ‘faith guides’ and much more

Religion and Society Research Programme – British research programme with information on many projects looking at the relationship between society and religion

British Religion in Numbers – provides lots of quantitative data on the current state of religion in Britain

The Association of Religion Data Archives – American site aiming to ‘democratize access to the best data on religion’

The Immanent Frame – US site which publishes interdisciplinary essays on secularism and the public sphere

Chapter 19: The Media

Two key journals, good resources for media sociology articles:
New Media and Society – exactly what it says
Media, Culture and Society, which has a broader remit

Glasgow University Media Group’s own website

Ofcom – the UK’s independent media regulator site, which has some useful surveys

The Foundation for Information Policy Research – UK-based think tank studying the interaction between ICT and society

OECD, ICT Homepage – lots of comparative data on the digital economy

Indymedia UK – British-based ‘grassroots’ site providing an alternative platform to mainstream news

The UK Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board – lots of research and surveys on audiences here

Chapter 20: Politics, Government and Social Movements

ASA Section on Political Sociology – the American Sociological Association’s own resources

Foreign Policy – US site based in Washington, DC, with lots of political articles and commentary

openDemocracy – UK site in London which publishes blogs and debates how people are governed

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance – based in Stockholm,
Sweden, provides resources in support of democratization

World Politics Review – ‘a daily foreign policy, national security and international affairs Web publication’

Social Movement Studies – A Routledge journal with many articles on a range of theories and movements

Chapter 21: Nations, War and Terrorism

Internet Modern History at Fordham University, USA – much useful historical material on nationalism

The State of Nationalism – Reviews the scholarly literature on nationalism and contains many useful resources

Centre for the History of War and Society, University of Sussex – useful materials on the impact of war on societies

The Web Genocide Documentation Centre, based at the University of the West of England – archived resources on genocide, war crimes and episodes of mass killing

The MAR Project – monitors conflicts and gathers data on 284 politically active ethnic groups from 1945 to the present

The Peace Research Institute, Oslo – conducts research into peaceful coexistence between states, people and groups

CSTPV – Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews in Scotland – many links here to terror-related websites and its own journal

CTReC – Global Terrorism Research Centre, based at Monash University, Australia – research studies, projects and other resources here

Chapter 22: Crime and Deviance

The British Journal of Criminology – one of the world’s top criminology journals

Critical Criminology (USA) – for the ‘new’ criminology and its later development

An independent ‘public interest charity’ promoting the centrality of social justice, based in London, UK

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights – some useful materials on hate crimes across the EU

World Prison Brief – an international database of prison statistics hosted by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at Birkbeck, University of London

The Howard League for Penal Reform – a UK penal reform charity

NACRO – UK charity concerned with crime prevention and the welfare of offenders

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – lots of information on various types of international and organized crime