Meaning of sociology in English:

sociology

Pronunciation /səʊʃɪˈɒlədʒi/ /səʊsɪˈɒlədʒi/

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noun

mass noun
  • 1The study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society.

    ‘Adorno is undoubtedly the most important figure in the development of the sociology of music in the 20th century.’
    • ‘Interestingly, these two chapters refer to Feagin as developing a new urban sociology.’
    • ‘To look at studies and scholars in the sociology of religion demonstrates the roles in structuring society that religion fulfils.’
    • ‘His ideas have profoundly influenced the writing and teaching of sociology and social theory around the world.’
    • ‘Indeed the main theme of historical sociology is an interest in the ways in which societies develop through history.’
    • ‘They are concerned with the relation between structure and agency, or individual and society, which is central to sociology.’
    • ‘The theoretical tradition in sociology known as symbolic interactionism has also been regarded by many writers as a further influence.’
    • ‘These more recent museums often combine art with anthropology and sociology.’
    • ‘Anthropology follows one set of standards, while sociology opts for another.’
    • ‘Major social sciences today are economics, political science, anthropology, and sociology.’
    • ‘I personally believe psychology, politics, sociology and economics make up what we know to be political science.’
    • ‘At the end of the nineteenth century, anthropology and sociology were, like history, becoming professionalized.’
    • ‘The hot topics now involve the integration of economics with psychology and sociology.’
    • ‘A very popular analytical technique in psychology and sociology is factor analysis.’
    • ‘A fairly large chunk of my sociology studies was devoted to media sociology and women's studies.’
    • ‘The subject covers personal growth, sociology and culture, and science and technology.’
    • ‘He has blended scientific approach and analysis in his studies of the soul and sociology of the folk arts of Kerala.’
    • ‘Mainstream sociology departments already have studies of the family.’
    • ‘Contemporary historical sociology is concerned above all with how the state has developed since the Middle Ages.’
    • ‘Organizational sociology raises interesting questions about the relationship between organizations and the environments in which they operate.’
    1. 1.1The study of social problems.
      ‘Best devotes considerable energy to situating himself in the historiography of the sociology of deviance and social control.’
      • ‘This curriculum first introduces middle school aged children to the history, psychology and sociology of prejudice and discrimination.’
      • ‘A sociology of violence in the schools is primarily a sociology of exclusion.’

Origin

Mid 19th century from French sociologie(see socio-, -logy).