Welcome to the postmodernism resources page. In the right-hand margin you will find links to a number of sites that examine postmodern themes. In the left-hand margin you will find links to leading theorists in the debate around postmodernism and postmodernity.  

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There are a number of relevant resources on the site. These include the 

1. Postmodern timeline: The timeline currently comprises three pages. The first deals with the pre-history of post-modernism from the Baroque to the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The second page looks at the beginnings of the explication of the idea of the idea of 'the postmodern' during the 20th century. Finally, page 3 takes the post-1960s as a key period when postmodernism takes off as a social movement.  

2. I have constructed a page which attempts to private jet explain the basic ideas of post-modernism in an accessible fashion. Here

3. There is a reading guide to the work of Jacques Derrida

5. There is the opportunity to test your knowledge of post-modernism with either; the PostmodernQuiz.or the Hang -post-modern- Man

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History
Sociology is a relatively new study among other social science disciplines including economics, political science, anthropology, psychology
The term was coined by Auguste Comte, who hoped to unify all studies of humankind--including history, psychology and economics. His own sociological scheme was typical of the 18th century; he believed all human life had passed through the same distinct historical stages and that, if one could grasp this progress, one could prescribe the remedies for social ills.

In the end, Sociology did not replace the other social sciences, but came to be another of them, with its own particular emphases in terms of subject matter and methods. Today, Sociology studies humankind's organizations and social institutions, largely by a comparative method. It has concentrated particularly on the organization of complex industrial societies.

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Major Branches
functionalism
structuralism
conflict theory
interactionism or Social Action theory and symbolic-interactionism
sociology of knowledge (or: social constructionism)

Specialised areas
Environmental sociology
Human ecology (sometimes included into sociology proper)
Industrial sociology
Medical sociology
Micro sociology
Political sociology
Rural sociology
Sociology of religion
Sociology of science and technology
Systems theory
Urban sociology

Key Sociological Topics:
class
race
gender/sex
culture
deviance
justified irresponsibility
role and role homogeneity
work
role
social structure
modernity
generations

Sociology and the internet

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    The internet is of interest for sociologists in three views at least: as a tool for research, for example by using online questionnaires instead of paper ones, as a discussion platform (see 'External links' section below), and as a research topic. Sociology of the internet in the last sense includes analysis of online communities (e.g. as found in newsgroups) and virtual communities, organisational change catalysed through new media like the internet as well as societal change at-large in the transformation from industrial to informational society (or to information society).

    Terms and Methods
    sociological perspective
    social fact
    belonging
    Methods: quantitative method, qualitative method, ethnography