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The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual. We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of.
Zygmunt Bauman

Meaning of "sociology" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOCIOLOGY

sociology  [ˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOCIOLOGY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sociology is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SOCIOLOGY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sociology

Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of human social behavior and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social actions, social structure and functions. A goal for many sociologists is to conduct research which may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, while others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter ranges from the micro level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and the social structure. The traditional focuses of sociology include social stratification, social class, social mobility, religion, secularization, law, sexuality and deviance. As all spheres of human activity are affected by the interplay between social structure and individual agency, sociology has gradually expanded its focus to further subjects, such as health, medical, military and penal institutions, the Internet, education, and the role of social activity in the development of scientific knowledge.

Definition of sociology in the English dictionary

The definition of sociology in the dictionary is the study of the development, organization, functioning, and classification of human societies.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOCIOLOGY


anesthesiology
ˌænɪsˌθiːzɪˈɒlədʒɪ
archaeology
ˌɑːkɪˈɒlədʒɪ
archeology
ˌɑːkɪˈɒlədʒɪ
biology
baɪˈɒlədʒɪ
cardiology
ˌkɑːdɪˈɒlədʒɪ
epidemiology
ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒɪ
etiology
ˌiːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ
geology
dʒɪˈɒlədʒɪ
hydrogeology
ˌhaɪdrədʒɪˈɒlədʒɪ
ideology
ˌaɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪ
kinesiology
kɪˌniːsɪˈɒlədʒɪ
microbiology
ˌmaɪkrəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ
neurobiology
ˌnjʊərəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ
ology
ˈɒlədʒɪ
pathophysiology
ˌpæθəʊˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ
physiology
ˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ
radiology
ˌreɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪ
soteriology
sɒˌtɪərɪˈɒlədʒɪ
theology
θɪˈɒlədʒɪ
zoology
zəʊˈɒlədʒɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOCIOLOGY

sociol.
sociolect
sociolinguist
sociolinguistic
sociolinguistics
sociologese
sociological
sociologically
sociologism
sociologist
sociologistic
sociometric
sociometrist
sociometry
sociopath
sociopathic
sociopathy
sociopolitical
socioreligious
sociosexual

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOCIOLOGY

anthology
anthropology
apology
astrology
biotechnology
dermatology
ecology
genealogy
histology
homology
information technology
methodology
mythology
neurology
oncology
pathology
pharmacology
phonology
psychology
technology
terminology

Synonyms and antonyms of sociology in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sociology» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOCIOLOGY

Find out the translation of sociology to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sociology from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sociology» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

社会学
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sociología
570 millions of speakers

English

sociology
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समाजशास्त्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عِلْمُ الْاجْتِمَاعِ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

социология
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sociologia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমাজবিজ্ঞান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sociologie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sosiologi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Soziologie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

社会学
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사회학
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sosiologi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xã hội học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சமூகவியல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समाजशास्त्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sosyoloji
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sociologia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

socjologia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

соціологія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sociologie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοινωνιολογία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sosiologie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sociologi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sosiologi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sociology

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOCIOLOGY»

The term «sociology» is very widely used and occupies the 14.113 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOCIOLOGY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sociology

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10 QUOTES WITH «SOCIOLOGY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sociology.
1
Michael Apted
Anyway, that was the germ of the idea and of course... you know this was early days of sociology and whatever, especially on television.
2
W. H. Auden
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
3
Zygmunt Bauman
The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual. We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of.
4
Ulrich Beck
All theory of modernity in sociology suggests that the more modernity there is, the less religion. In my theory we can realize that this is wrong: atheism is only one belief system among many.
5
Antony Beevor
At a purely practical level, history is important because it provides the basic skills needed for students to go further in sociology, politics, international relations and economics. History is also an ideal discipline for almost all careers in the law, the civil service and the private sector.
6
Nate Berkus
Design, to me, is part psychology, part sociology, and part magic. A good decorator should know what's going on in someone's marriage and how their kids are doing in school.
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Pierre Bourdieu
The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.
8
Bill Burr
Rich people never go to war. You ask a college kid to go to war, and he's like, 'Umm, I'm taking this sociology class, and I think war is, like, really stupid, and my roommate's, like, half Afghani, so it's going to cause some static.'
9
Clifton Daniel
Write about society as news and treat it like sociology.
10
Christopher Dawson
Thus Christian humanism is as indispensable to the Christian way of life as Christian ethics and a Christian sociology.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOCIOLOGY»

Discover the use of sociology in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sociology and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Introduction to Sociology
Reveals the surprising links between everyday life and global social change – in a special value edition.
Mitchell Duneier, Richard P. Appelbaum, Deborah Carr, 2011
2
Introduction to Sociology
The only textbook that helps students make micro-macro connections, Introduction to Sociology helps students uncover the surprising links between everyday life and global change.
Mitchell Duneier, Richard P. Appelbaum, 2009
3
Introduction to Sociology
This edition also offers expanded in-text pedagogy and exceptional print and multimedia resources for students and instructors.
Anthony Giddens, Mitchell Duneier, Richard P. Appelbaum, 2007
4
A Dictionary of Sociology
Contains over 2,500 alphabetically arranged entries providing definitions of terms and ideas related to sociology, along with cross-references, and biographical sketches of key individuals in the field.
John Scott, Gordon Marshall, 2009
5
The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of ...
Through network diagrams and sustained narrative, sociologist Randall Collins traces the development of philosophical thought from ancient Greece to modern Europe.
Randall Collins, 2009
6
Sociology: Introductory Readings
The third edition of this best-selling introductory reader in sociology has been thoroughly restructured, and fully revised and updated to offer a stimulating and wide-ranging set of readings for students approaching sociology for the first ...
Anthony Giddens, Philip W. Sutton, 2010
7
A Sociology of Family Life
Explores the growing diversity of family life and new sociological thinking about ‘family’, parenting, childhood and personal life. Presents a comprehensive assessment of recent research and theory.
Deborah Chambers, 2012
8
Handbook of the Sociology of Education
This handbook presents theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyzes the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society.
Maureen T. Hallinan, 2006
9
Sociology: a guide to reference and information sources
Up-to-date, well organized, and readable, this is a valuable research resource for students, faculty, librarians, and scholars, as well as a valuable collection development tool.
Stephen H. Aby, James Nalen, Lori Fielding, 2005
10
Handbook of Sociology of Aging
The Handbook of Sociology of Aging is the most comprehensive, engaging, and up-to-date treatment of developments within the field over the past 30 years.
Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Jacqueline L. Angel, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOCIOLOGY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sociology is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mass failure in sociology: Re-evaluation on priority, says DU
Following HRD Minister Smriti Irani's assurance to students of enquiring into the mass failure in Sociology examination, Delhi University said answer scripts of ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
Zandria Robinson, Univ. of Memphis professor: 'Whiteness is most …
Zandria Robinson, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Memphis, is under fire for a number of tweets in which she blasts “whiteness” and even ... «Washington Times, Jun 15»
3
Over 400 Delhi University Final-Year Students Fail Sociology Exam
Over 400 Delhi University Final-Year Students Fail Sociology Exam ... Delhi University colleges have failed in Sociology examination triggering protests by them ... «NDTV, Jun 15»
4
Conflict Over Sociologist's Narrative Puts Spotlight on Ethnography
Late last month, what began as a book review in an obscure publication blew up into a major controversy that tarnished sociology's most-buzzed-about young ... «Chronicle of Higher Education, Jun 15»
5
UW sociology professor's landmark book called into question
An assistant professor of sociology at University of Wisconsin-Madison is under siege amid allegations of illegality and dishonesty in her acclaimed book about ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jun 15»
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Is On the Run Flawed Sociology or Interesting Impressionistic …
More serious for Goffman is On the Run's tale of the sociologist behind the wheel of a car, willingly transporting gang members seeking lethal revenge against ... «Reason, May 15»
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Cam Newton's diploma going next to his Heisman Trophy
“As I get more educated about sociology, and education as a whole, shame on me if I don't use my influence in a positive way,” Newton said. “Someone may ... «NBCSports.com, May 15»
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Cristiano Ronaldo subject of UBC Okanagan sociology course
Luis Aguiar, a sociology professor at UBC's Okanagan campus was so intrigued by the media attention lavished on Ronaldo that he decided to teach a ... «CBC.ca, Feb 15»
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U of T course delves into the sociology of murder
As a sociologist, Lee has been studying violent crime and its fallout for years, a fascination that comes from deep personal experience. But immersing himself in ... «Toronto Star, Feb 15»
10
UCSB Department of Sociology Ranked Number One
The Department of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has been ranked number one in the country, according to ... «The UCSB Current, Jan 15»

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