American Sociological Association
official 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.
central 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.
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.
site 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.
great 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.
on 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 sociological analysis.
Census Bureau Population and Household Economic Topics
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.