We are pleased to announce the creation of Sociology Research Network (SociologyRN), which focuses on 20 major areas of scholarship. SSRN's newest network provides a worldwide online community for sociology scholars and for the sharing of ideas across a broad spectrum of early stage research, including working papers, conference papers, preprints, etc. In addition, we are pleased to share the Annual Review of Sociology will be included in SociologyRN Partners in Publishing.

The following SociologyRN areas are available and subscriptions will be free during the start-up phase.


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Description: This area includes content on the study of macro- and micro-level analysis of culture and its impact on social interactions and behavior; its relationship to social change; as well as socioeconomic status, politics, organizations, and other societal institutions.


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Description: This area includes content on the sociological study of economic activity. Topics include the role of social capital, social relations, social networks, and other social policies related to work, occupational structures, and labor markets.


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Description: This area includes content on social influences on education as well as the impact of education on the social experiences of individuals. Substantive areas for this eJournal include how educational outcomes and opportunities are shaped by sociological factors such as gender, socioeconomic status, and race and ethnicity and how legal, political, and economic institutions influence the schooling process and educational policies. Related research can also be found in the EduRN: Sociology of Education eJournal.


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Description: This area includes content related to the interactions between society, social factors, and natural and built environments. Research includes the social causes of environmental change, the environmental causes of social change, and the consequences of social inequalities and power relationships for socio-environmental dynamics.


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Description: This area includes content on the role social context and social structures, such as families, have in shaping individual life courses. Substantive areas range from aging, social support networks, marital patterns, family roles, and educational and occupational attainment to social psychological outcomes such as self-esteem and stress.


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Description: This area includes content on the mathematical tools and models used in sociology research. Topics include social network analyses, matrix algebra, Markov chains, and graph theory to analyze social phenomena and patterns of social structure.


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Description: This area includes content on the social meaning of health and illness, social determinants of health, unequal access to health care, and the ways in which health and illness are shaped differently across race, class, and gender lines. Topics include the sociology of mental health, sociology of infectious diseases, and health disparities.


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Description: This area includes content on the relationship between social institutions, political processes, and power. Substantive areas for this eJournal include socio-political phenomena such as the state, the nation state, democracy, political parties, the elites, civil society, and social movements.


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Description: This area includes content on demographic data and methods to describe, explain, and predict social phenomena. It also measures the effect of social forces on population distribution in society and social institutions as well as the regional, national, and global effects of population growth and population change.


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Description: This area includes content on human behavior in social contexts. Topics include social interactions, group behavior, socialization, social identity, and emotions.


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Description: This area includes content on recent and historical trends in social inequality and social mobility, as well as the role of various social institutions such as schools, neighborhoods, and state institutions in generating inequalities across social class, race, ethnicity, and gender lines. Related research can be found in the PSN: Race & Social inequity eJournal.


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Description: This area includes content related to methodological approaches used to conduct sociological research. Areas of research include quantitative approaches, such as survey research, structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling and causal inference; as well as mixed-method and qualitative approaches, such as interview-based research, ethnography, and historical/comparative research.


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Description: This area includes content that supports high quality student learning in sociology and related disciplines, and is designed for the sharing of teaching materials. This includes lecture notes, class summaries, outlines, supplementary materials (for your own or someone else's book), syllabi, problem sets, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and other teaching materials.


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Description: This area includes content in which negative or non-statistically significant results were found. Negative results are instances in which the expected outcome of the research was not borne out by the results. The negative results area includes papers that have controversial or provocative results that challenge established theories as well as papers that replicate or support findings published elsewhere.


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Description: This area includes content related to crime and deviance from a sociological perspective. Topics include social definition of deviance, theories and forms of deviance, and the relationship between economic, political, social institutions, and deviance.


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Description: This area includes content related to gender, gendered patterns of social behavior, and analysis of the intersection of gender with sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, nativity, and religion.


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Description: This area includes content on the sociological analysis and understanding of the relationship between law and society. Topics include the impact of law on social change and the relationship between the law, the legal system, the legal process, and societal change and social control.


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Description: This area includes content on sociological analysis of the media and how social institutions and social behavior are influenced by modern communications technologies, such as the internet, social media, and mass media.


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Description: This area includes content on the sociological analysis of immigration and migration, including its causes, consequences, and policy implications. Topics include assimilation, marginalization, multiculturalism, and social cohesion.


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Description: This area includes content on the sociological study of religion. Topics include the impact of religion on social change, conflict and cohesion, key trends in religious affiliation and secularization, and types and dynamics of religious groups.

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