Native Americans: (Economics, Politics and Sociology)

Native Americans: (Economics, Politics and Sociology)

Date: Autumn 1999
Creator: Sidwell, Melanie
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing Native American groups, the history of colonialism and government paternalism in the United States, and current affairs and legal cases.
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The Present Status of Sociology in Texas High Schools

The Present Status of Sociology in Texas High Schools

Date: 1940
Creator: Bryant, Stella Senor
Description: It is the purpose of this study to classify the high schools in the State of Texas offering accredited courses in sociology, and to make an analysis and evaluation of the textbooks that are on the recommended list for use in the secondary schools.
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Social emanations: Toward a sociology of human olfaction.

Social emanations: Toward a sociology of human olfaction.

Date: December 2007
Creator: Harris, Regina Gray
Description: Within the discipline of sociology human olfaction is rich with social significance yet remains a poorly charted frontier. Therefore, the following discourse is aimed toward the development of a foundation for the sociological study of olfaction. It is formed by the dual goals of unearthing the social history of olfaction and of providing a viable sociological account of the manner in which smells affect human ontology. From these goals arise the following research questions: (1) Have the meaning and social relevance of odors and the olfactory sensorium changed throughout different periods of history?; (2) How have those in the lineage of eminent sociological thinkers addressed the phenomenon of human olfaction during these periods?; and (3) What is the process by which aromatic stimuli are transformed from simple chemical compounds, drifting in the atmosphere, into sensations in a sensory field and then on to perceived objects, to subjects of judgment and interpretation, and finally to bases of knowledge which form and continually reform individuals in the world? The weaving of the sociohistorical tapestry of smell is undertaken to provide examples from thousands of years lived experiences as to the fluid and sociologically complex nature of individuals' olfactory senses. This historical information ...
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Historical Development and Current Status of Sociology in Texas Public Junior Colleges

Historical Development and Current Status of Sociology in Texas Public Junior Colleges

Date: January 1965
Creator: Newsom, Rollo K.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to describe the development and current status of sociology in Texas public junior colleges.
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Some Recent Developments in the Sociological Perspective of Socialization

Some Recent Developments in the Sociological Perspective of Socialization

Date: January 1969
Creator: Vlahon, Steven R.
Description: The primary significance of this inquiry is as a contribution to the continuing effort to categorize socialization studies and thereby to make more useful the accumulation of empirical knowledge in the field. This thesis presents a summary of sociological studies of socialization in the 1960's. It reviews articles published between January 1, 1960 and December 31, 1967.
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A Study of Selected Dichotomous Typologies in Modern Social Theory

A Study of Selected Dichotomous Typologies in Modern Social Theory

Date: August 1952
Creator: Middleton, Russell
Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to examine systematically the theories of selected sociologists and anthropologists with the end in view of determining whether or not or to what degree the various dichotomies are valid and useful. In addition to specific criticisms of doctrines peculiar to individual theorists, an attempt will be made to answer the following questions: What are the theoretical sources from which the dichotomies of types of social life in modern sociological and anthropological theory are derived? Are the dichotomies based upon legitimate contrasts which can be demonstrated empirically? To what extent do the value orientations of the theorists bias their results? How valuable are the dichotomies as guides to empirical investigation? To what extent do the dichotomous theories contribute to an understanding of the causes and directions of social change?
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An Investigation of the Effect of Normative Systems on an Empirical Variable

An Investigation of the Effect of Normative Systems on an Empirical Variable

Date: December 1971
Creator: Sizemore, Mark T.
Description: This investigation is concerned, with the problem of the normative constraints upon scientific research within the broad theoretical framework of the sociology of knowledge, i.e., the contention that knowledge is functionally related to the social system. The concepts "knowledge" and "Social system" are open to wide interpretation; however, in this study knowledge refers to an empirically verifiable variable and the social system is synonomous with the normative system.
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Twenty-five years of Scholarship: A Sociology of The Review of Higher Education Contributors, 1977-2002

Twenty-five years of Scholarship: A Sociology of The Review of Higher Education Contributors, 1977-2002

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Date: August 2005
Creator: Moss, Ron W.
Description: Given today's hurried pace of change in higher education and its institutions, it is imperative for the higher education research community to reflect on its current composition and resulting ability to understand and respond to the breadth and rapidity of that change. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to identify selected social and academic characteristics of the primary contributors (authors, editorial board members, and editors) to The Review of Higher Education, to categorize institutional affiliations of contributors via the Carnegie Classification System and to synthesize the data in a historical and sociological perspective. The contributions to The Review's articles, editorial board positions, and editorships in its first 25 years have predominantly been from male members of the higher education professoriate affiliated with and receiving doctoral degrees from major research universities ranked highest in the Carnegie Classification System. Trends toward greater gender and disciplinary representation, especially among author contributors, began to appear by the mid-point (1990s) of the study period.
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Examining the Origins of Sociology: Continuities and Divergences Between Ibn Khaldun, Giambattista Vico, August Comte, Ludwig Gumplowicz, and Emile Durkheim

Examining the Origins of Sociology: Continuities and Divergences Between Ibn Khaldun, Giambattista Vico, August Comte, Ludwig Gumplowicz, and Emile Durkheim

Date: May 2010
Creator: Soyer, Mehmet
Description: This thesis examines the extent to which Ibn Khaldun can legitimately be considered a founding father of sociology. To pursue this research, Khaldun's theoretical framework will be compared with four Western scholars: Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim, Giambattista Vico, and Ludwig Gumplowicz. This paper begins with an Introduction (Chapter I), followed by a general overview of Khaldun's work (Chapter II). Next, Khaldun's work is compared to that of Auguste Comte (Chapter III), Emile Durkheim (Chapter IV), Ludwig Gumplowicz (Chapter V) and Giambattista Vico (Chapter VI). In each of these chapters, Khaldun is compared and contrasted to the other social theorist, illustrating their similarities and considering their differences. Finally, in Chapter VII, I put forth conclusions that consider the extent to which Khaldun can validly be considered a founding father of sociology.
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The Dynamics of Interfaith Relationships

The Dynamics of Interfaith Relationships

Date: Spring 2007
Creator: Banks, Kimberly
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing a correlation and causation effect between interfaith relationships and age, education, and economic status. It also analyzes dating dynamics and social forces working against interfaith relationships.
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