website of the professional association for sociologists includes membership and
subscription information, a special section for students, and listings of brochures,
newsletters, and press releases available to the general public.
clearinghouse, maintained by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy,
provides links to the websites of more than 70 agencies in the United States federal
government. The statistics and other information can be searched by metropolitan area,
county, state, region, or country.
If you need
to know what the law is regarding discrimination or product liability or some other topic
of interest in sociology, this is a good place to look. The site, maintained by FindLaw
Corporation, provides links to federal and other credible sources.
offers study guides and worksheets to aid in the sociological analysis of such popular
films as "The Wizard of Oz," "Dead Poets' Society," "Boyz'n the
Hood," "Good Will Hunting," "Pleasantville," "An American
President," "Sabrina," and "Zorro." The study guides list the
main characters of each movie and explain how key sociological concepts, such as
alienation and cultural diffusion, are exemplified. The worksheets are multiple-choice
quizzes about the movie, but they offer little real challenge unless you can ignore the
pre-marked answers. The Movie Labs are created at the Red Feather Institute for Advanced
Studies in Sociology, which describes itself as leftist, progressive, Marxist, feminist,
postmodern, and emancipatory.
inside source for public opinion and policy analysis," created as a resource for
journalists, offers facts (some in graphic form) for understanding various issues, as well
as analyses of public opinion survey data and of public policy news and studies. One
feature increasing this site's credibility is its "red flags" about potentially
misleading poll results. Among the social issues addressed are abortion, America's global
role, crime, education, the family, illegal drugs, immigration, race, and welfare.
examples of how sociological concepts affect everyday life, search the archives of the
Pulitzer Prize organization. It includes the full text of prize-winning articles on social
phenomena for the past five years.
crime, welfare, health care, and the environment can be called up by state or compared
across states. This site was created for journalists but provides reliable data for
Census Bureau Population and Household Economic Topics
For a wealth
of demographic and socioeconomic information on the U.S. population, including access to
Statistical Abstracts of the United States, check the links on this page. The Census
Bureau's site also includes a page of links to data about the U.S. economy.