Sociology  
 

 

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Professional Organizations Sociological Theory Research Data Sets
 
Campus Resources
Grace Hauenstein Library Subject Guide: Sociology
 
Professional Organizations
American Sociological Society
ASA is the official voice of sociology in the United States.  With a global membership base, ASA publishes research, holds annual meetings where sociologists present research, and provides information to students and faculty members about the state of the discipline.
 
American Anthropological Association
AAA is the world's largest organization promoting and supporting anthropology.  They publish research and hold a large annual meeting where anthropologists present their research and discuss issues in the discipline of anthropology.
 
Rural Sociological Society
The RSS is an organization of scholars and others who study rural life.
 
National Women's Studies Association
NWSA is a professional organization for scholars and others in the field of women's studies and gender studies.
 
Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
The SSSI is an international professional organization of scholars interested in the study of this perspective within sociology, including an emphasis on identity, everyday practice, and language.
 
The North Central Sociological Association
The NCSA is a regional association that includes sociologists from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ontario.
 
The Michigan Sociological Association
The Michigan Sociological Association is the state organization of sociologists.  They publish a  peer-reviewed journal, and hold a professional meeting in the fall of each year.
 
Sociological Theory
ASA Theory Section
The homepage of the Theory section of the American Sociological Association contains links to the original works of classical and contemporary sociologists. 
 
Karl Marx
The Marx-Engels Internet Archive contains original works, a biographical timeline, and pictures of this classical sociologist.
 
Max Weber
Dr. Frank Elwell's valuable store of all things Weber including original works and explanations of Weber's major concepts.
 
Emile Durkheim
The Durkheim Pages contain original works and other information on one of the principal founders of the discipline. 
 
Research Data Sets
U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau collects data on all aspects of the lives of U.S. residents.  This site provides searchable data sets of a vast amount of information that can be incorporated into sociological examination.
 
Community Research Institute
The Community Research Institute at Grand Valley State University provides demographic, economic, education, housing, crime, and civic engagement data for West Michigan counties, cities, and townships, including Grand Rapids neighborhood data.