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Websites on Sociology
American Sociological Association
The home page of the American Sociological Association presents background information on the Association's mission and activities for sociologists and other social scientists, students, and the general public. The site is searchable and is divided into sections on publications, membership, the annual meeting, and contact information.
The Society Pages
"The Society Pages is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota and supported by publishing partner W.W. Norton & Company, Inc."
A part of The Society Pages, SocImages is "designed to encourage all kinds of people to exercise and develop their sociological imagination by presenting brief sociological discussions of compelling and timely imagery." Their image comparisons and observations critique pop culture and politics in a fun, sociological lens.
Social Progress Index
"The Social Progress Index, launched in 2013, uses noneconomic measures to gauge the well-being of a country's inhabitants. After three years in existence, it covers 99 percent of the world's population—133 countries, with partial data on 28 more. The Index consists of 52 indicators, divided into three major categories: basic human needs (shelter, sanitation), foundations of well-being (life-expectancy, school enrollment), and opportunity (tolerance, political rights). The indicator data come from well-respected producers of social data such as the United Nations, World Health Organization, OECD, and the World Bank, and are updated yearly." --Choice, Aug. 2015
This 3,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history in the United States and on the history of the more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world.
A project of the American Anthropological Association, this website "explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race. The story of race is complex and may challenge how we think about race and human variation, about the differences and similarities among people."
Selected Web Sites on John Dewey and Progressive Education