Sociology

  • Classical Sociological Theory, 1830 to 1930

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    Classical Sociological Theory, 1830 to 1930

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    Professor Jonathan H. Turner explains the history and development of sociology as a science. He also describes the three main, conflicting stances of sociology: hard science vs. nonscience, activism vs. value neutrality, and explaining vs. agency.

  • The Unanticipated Consequences of Immigration Policy

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    The Unanticipated Consequences of Immigration Policy

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    Professor Peter Kivisto explains the sociological concept of unanticipated consequences and their causes. He also focuses on the Hart-Celler immigration law passed in 1965 and its unintended consequences, including extremely high immigration levels and undocumented immigrant populations.

  • Sociology of Masculinities

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    Sociology of Masculinities

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    Alan Saleh manages a workshop series to teach alternatives to violence in relationships and daily life. He provides a view into the workshops. and describes his attendees and the process used in the sessions.

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