PART ONE: THE SHORT GUIDE
Here is a small selection of key sociology linked web sites

or scroll to Part Two for a list of web sites


  1. Sociological Organisations
    Look at the web sites of some key sociological associations like:

These sites have sections that can assist students.


  1. Reading Sociology On Line

Read on line some key new material written by sociologists


Discover Society

http://discoversociety.org/

Started published in 2013 this is a very lively monthly, magazine style blog for sociologists. Along with ‘articles’, it covers the most up to date public issues through columns like ‘Viewpoints’, and ‘On the Frontline’ alongside ‘Policy Briefings’. A good read.

Contexts: Understanding people in their social worlds
http://contexts.org/
Published quarterly with Vol 15 in 2016, this magazine and blog from the American Sociological Association aims to make sociology more publicly accessible. It has discussions of the pressing issues of the day, examines social trends , and features key sociological debates. Another ‘good read’.
Sociology Research On Line

http://www.socresonline.org.uk/
This is a pioneering UK-based website (Volume 20 in 2015). There are original articles that can be read online, as well as special features and editions, which try to generate sociological responses to immediate world events. For the advanced sociology student this is really worth visiting.

Sociology Review

http://www.philipallan.co.uk/sociologyreview/index.htm
Meant for school students and the 25th volume was still being published in 2016.


Contemporary Sociology

http://www.jstor.org/journals/00943061.html

This is a journal of book reviews published by the American Sociological Association.

 

  1. Blogs

There are remarkably few really good sociological blogs and they often have short lives. At the time of writing, these few were pretty good. They tend to highlight special interests.

 

This Sociological Life

https://simplysociology.wordpress.com/2012/05/

Deborah Lupton’s page with a focus on digitalism, medicine, risk, parenting and bodies.

 

Everyday Sociology Blog

http://www.everydaysociologyblog.com

 

Cranky Sociologists

http://thecrankysociologists.com/

 

Political and Public sociology

http://averypublicsociologist.blogspot.co.uk/

 

The Society Pages

http://thesocietypages.org/

 

See also: Sociologists Without Borders

http://www.sociologistswithoutborders.org/

 

You can find further select lists in Deborah Lupton Digital Sociology p218-219

 

See also:

British Sociological Association: Links

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/what-is-sociology/sociology-links.aspx
London School of Economics Impact Blog

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/all-posts/

 

Office for National Statistics (UK)

https://www.ons.gov.uk/

and

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160105160709/http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/browse-by-theme/index.html

Websites

Boundless Sociology

 

 

PART TWO: THE ALPHABETICAL TOUR 

Below is a listing of some selective sites organised by some key themes.

 

They have been selected because they appear to be a reliable and established resource; but they can still get out of date very quickly. They can only be indicators for starting your search…..

 

AIDS/ HIV: see Chapter 3

UNAIDS/

http://unaids.org

 AVERT

http://www.avert.org/

AIDS TIMELINE

http://kff.org/global-health-policy/timeline/global-hivaids-timeline/

 

Air and Flying: see Chapter 1

List of world’s busiest airports ( see Wikipedia)

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=airport+statistics+worldwide&hl=en-GB&biw=&bih=&gbv=2&oq=airports+statistics+world&gs_l=heirloom-serp.1.0.0i22i30l2.10927.13930.0.16836.11.11.0.0.0.1.181.885.7j4.11.0….0…1ac.1.34.heirloom-serp..1.10.704.ynOnTngNsmA

Airports Council International

http://www.aci-na.org/content/aci-world-traffic-statistics

US Federal Aviation Administration

http://www.faa.gov/

 

Ageing: see Chapter 3

UN Programme on Ageing

http://www.globalaging.org/agingwatch/

British Society of Gerontology

http://www.britishgerontology.org/

The Gerontological Society of America

https://www.geron.org/

Age UK

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/

The Centre for Policy on Ageing

http://www.cpa.org.uk/

 

Anthropology: see Chapter 1

Human Relations Areas Files

http://hraf.yale.edu/

 

see also: Indigenous Peoples

 

Attitudes and Values: Chapter

World Values Survey

http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/

British Social Attitudes

http://www.britsocat.com/Body.aspx?control=HomePage

 European Social Survey

http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/

 

Bourdieu: see Chapter 7

HyperBourdieu© WorldCatalogue

http://hyperbourdieu.jku.at/

 An online bibliography of comments and elaborations of Bourdieu’s work

http://web.archive.org/web/20080302205941/http://www.massey.ac.nz/~nzsrda/bourdieu/byauthgr.htm

Bourdieu Foundation

http://www.fondation-bourdieu.org/

 

Children

UNICEF – The State of the World’s Children

http://www.unicef.org/publications/
Child Soldiers International

http://www.child-soldiers.org/

 Cities: see Urban
Climate change: see Environment

Cosmopolitanism: see Chapter 3, 8

 Kwame Anthony Appiah is a recognised expert in this field

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opXlIYRnu0A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esZQ2cf2Gkw

Stuart Hall suggests a more critical version of it in a You Tube interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBfPtRaGZPM

 

 Crime & Criminology

See the useful Crime Webliography in E. Carrabine et al Criminology, 2015, 3rd edition Appendix pp. 554- 567
Crime theory. com

 

Criminal statistics

United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

http://www.unodc.org/
Paul’s Crime Page: Reiman’s The Poor Get Prison

http://www.paulsjusticepage.com/RichGetRicher/summary2.htm
The World Fact Book of Criminal Justice Systems

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/html/wfcj.cfm

provides narrative descriptions of the criminal justice systems of 45 countries around the world.
European Justice Forum

http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/news/information_dossiers/justice_forum/index_en.htm

UN Centre for International Crime Prevention (CICP)

UK Crime statistics Maps

Criminal Justice Walkthrough

Chicago Area Project

 

Critical Theory

illuminations :the critical theory website

http://www.uta.edu/huma/illuminations/

 

Culture

 On social and cultural anthropology

http://www.discoveranthropology.org.uk/about-anthropology/what-is-anthropology/social-and-cultural-anthropology.html

The journal: Theory, Culture & Society

http://www.theoryculturesociety.org/

Key concepts in Culture

http://www.slideshare.net/protraduceri/key-concepts-in-cultural-theory-andrew-edgar-keyconceptsinculturaltheory

On the Birmingham Centre for Cultural Studies

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/historycultures/departments/history/research/projects/cccs/index.aspx

A web site of award winning culture sites

http://webbyawards.com/winners/2015/websites/general-website/community/

 

Death and dying

Archives of death-soccon@jiscmail.ac.uk

http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/death-soccon.html

Death studies

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/07481187.asp

Sociology of Death and Dying

http://www.trinity.edu/MKEARL/death.html

 

 Demography: see Population

 

 

Disability

Disability World

http://www.disabilityworld.org/links/International_Organizations/

 

Disasters / catastrophe

 UNISDR (United Nations Office for Disaster Relief)

http://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/disaster-statistics

Disaster Resource Guide

http://www.disaster-resource.com/

 

Drugs:

United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime

http://www.unodc.org/

Drug Alliance

http://www.drugpolicy.org/global/

 Drugs information at the UK Home Office

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/drugs/

 Release

http://www.release.org.uk/

Drugscope

http://www.drugscope.org.uk/

 

Durkheim

Canadian Network of Durkheimian Studies

http://www.csa-scs.ca/files/webapps/csapress/cnds/durkheim-web-resources/

A Bibliography Of Durkheim’s Works

http://durkheim.uchicago.edu/Bibliography/Bib01.html

Durkheim in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

http://www.iep.utm.edu/durkheim/

 

Economy

Statistics on work patterns, unemployment, consumption and the economy generally can be found in sources already mentioned: search under

Social Trends (UK)

Eurostats (Europe)

World Bank Fact Book (World)

See also:

World Bank

http://www.worldbank.org/

International Monetary Fund

http://www.imf.org
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

http://www.oecd.org/

UNCTAD is the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

http://www.unctad.org/

useful for all kinds of data about global trade

ILGO International Labor Organization

http://www.ilo.org

A UN organisation devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work. A useful statistical resource and many new stories of work around the world.

New Economic foundation (NEF)

An independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being and is developing the new economics. Its aim is a new economy based on social justice, environmental sustainability and collective well-being

http://www.neweconomics.org/

Institute for Economic Affairs

http://www.iea.org.uk/

Explains free-market ideas to the public, including politicians, students, journalists, businessmen, academics and anyone interested in public policy.

The Work Foundation

http://theworkfoundation.com/

The Work Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that brings all sides of working organisations together to find the best ways of improving both economic performance and quality of working life.

Trade Union Congress

http://www.tuc.org/

Information on unions in the UK.

 

Two useful magazines are:

Fortune Magazine

http://www.fortune.com

One of the world’s leading business magazines. Among many other things, you can access lists of the top companies, lists of some of the best companies to work for, and a list of the 40 richest under-40s in the US.

The Economist

http://www.economist.com/

The renowned weekly magazine. It focuses on international news and business affairs.

See also the websites of:

Ha Joon-Chang        http://hajoonchang.net/

Paul Mason               http://blogs.channel4.com/paul-mason-blog/

Naomi Klein            http://www.naomiklein.org/main

Joseph Stiglitz          https://www0.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/jstiglitz/

Paul Krugman          http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

http://www.unctad.org/

 

Education

UNESCO

http://en.unesco.org/

World education

http://www.worlded.org/

OECD

http://www.oecd.org/education/reducing-inequalities-and-financing-education-remain-key-challenges.htm

 

Enlightenment : Chapter 4

Open University Course on the Enlightenment

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/history-art/the-enlightenment/content-section-0

The Age of Enlightenment

http://history-world.org/age_of_enlightenment.htm

 

 

Emotion

 Centre for Research into Emotion Work (CREW)

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/acad/bbs/research/centres/crew

 Emotion at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/emotion/

 

Environment: Chapter 3

United Nations Environment Project (UNEP)

http://www.unep.org/

United Nations and Climate Change

http://www.unep.org/about/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

http://www.ipcc.ch/

World Watch Institute

http://www.worldwatch.org/

World Earth Resources: Earth Trends

http://earthtrends.wri.org/

Greenpeace

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/

 World Environmental Websites

http://www.apec-vc.or.jp/

 People and Planet

http://www.peopleandplanet.net/

 Encyclopedia of Earth

http://www.eoearth.org/

an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society

DEFRA

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

 

 

Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity ONLINE

http://www.apsanet.org/~rep/

Poverty and ethnicity in the UK

http://www.jrf.org.uk/knowledge/findings/socialpolicy/2059.asp

Focus on Ethnicity and Identity

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/focuson/ethnicity/

 

Ethnography

ethnography.com

http://www.ethnography.com/

 A YouTube video with an introduction to visual ethnography

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD-Pjzz7LfU

Visualising Ethnography at Loughborough University

 Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University

http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/

American ethnography

http://www.americanethnography.com/

 

 

Ethnomethodology

The International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

http://www.iiemca.org/

Ethon/CA News

http://www.paultenhave.nl/EMCA.htm

See also: Boundless

https://www.boundless.com/sociology/textbooks/boundless-sociology-textbook/social-interaction-5/understanding-social-interaction-50/ethnomethodology-315-10197/

 

Europe

EUROPA – Gateway to the European Union

http://europa.eu/index_en.htm

EUROSTAT

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1090,30070682,1090_33076576&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

The annual yearbook of European Statistics can be accessed at:

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/publications/eurostat_yearbook

 

Family

United Nations Family Development http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/family/

Introduction to the Focal Point on the Family within the United Nations Secretariat.

Single Parents

http://singleparents.about.com

A US website which contains streams of information for single parents

Gay and Lesbian Couples

http://buddybuddy.com/partners.html

world details and ongoing debates about gay and lesbian marriages

Some ‘Family’ Research Centres in the U.K include:

Morgan Centre for the study of everyday lives (Manchester)

http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/morgancentre/

Families and Social Capital (Southbank)

http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/families/

Centre for Family Research (Cambridge)

http://www.cfr.cam.ac.uk/

Families, Life Course and Generations (FLaG) Research Centre (Leeds)

http://flag.leeds.ac.uk/

 

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

World
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/

US

http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/female-genital-cutting.html

Equality Now

http://www.equalitynow.org/fgm

 

Feminism

Equality Now ( Violence)

http://www.equalitynow.org/ourwork

Feminist Majority Foundation Online

http://www.feminist.org

Institute for Global Communication

http://www.igc.org/index.html

Feminism and Women’s Studies

http://feminism.eserver.org/index.html

 Feminism news archive at The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feminism

 Feminism at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminism-topics/

 

Feminist theory

CultureCat

http://culturecat.net/

Feminism and Women’s Studies

http://feminism.eserver.org/index.html

 Feminist Theory Website

http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/

 

Flying: See Air

 

Foucault

 

The World of Michel Foucault

http://www.csun.edu/~hfspc002/foucault.home.html

 michel-foucault.com

http://www.michel-foucault.com/

 foucault.info

http://foucault.info/

Foucauldian (The)

http://www.thefoucauldian.co.uk/

 

 Freud

Freud Archives

http://www.freudarchives.org/

Freud Mueseum

http://www.freud-museum.at/en/library-and-archive/archive.html

Sigmund Freud – Life and Work

http://www.freudfile.org/

 

Futures: see also Utopias

 21st Century Challenges

http://21stcenturychallenges.org/

 

 Geertz

Video interview with Clifford Geertz

http://www.alanmacfarlane.com/ancestors/geertz.htm

Big Ideas: Clifford Geertz

http://www.thirteen.org/bigideas/geertz.html

HyperGeertz

http://www.iwp.uni-linz.ac.at/lxe/sektktf/GG/geertzstart.html

 

Gender

 WomenWatch

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/

GenderStats : database of gender statistics

http://devdata.worldbank.org/genderstats/home.asp

Gender Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/genderInstitute/

International Gender Studies Centre at the University of Oxford

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~cccrw/

 

Genocide

http://genocidewatch.net/

 

Giddens

http://www.theory.org.uk/giddens.htm

http://www.faculty.rsu.edu/~felwell/Theorists/Giddens/index.htm

 

Globalization

Forces of globalization

http://www.humanities.uci.edu/critical/html/Projects%20+%20Events/Forces.html

International Forum on Globalization (IFG)

http://www.ifg.org/

World Bank: Globalization

http://www.worldbank.org/globalization

World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalization

http://www.ilo.org/public/english/wcsdg/

The Globalization Website

http://www.sociology.emory.edu/globalization/

Globalization 101.org: a student’s guide to globalization

http://www.globalization101.org/

 

Health

Global Health Watch

http://www.ghwatch.org/

World Health Organization

http://www.who.int/en/

 

National Center for Health Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

WHO Europe

http://www.euro.who.int/en/data-and-evidence/databases

 UK Department of Health:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health

 Sociology Professor on Health

http://www.sociologyprofessor.com/

 Pneumonia and Diarrhea: tackling the World’s Deadliest Disease for Children, 2012

http://www.unicef.org/media/files/UNICEF_P_D_complete_0604.pdf

 

History

 

Royal Historical Society

http://www.rhs.ac.uk/

 

 

H.I.V. see A.I.D.S

 

Holocaust

Holocaust Facts

http://history1900s.about.com/od/holocaust/a/holocaustfacts.htm

Yad Vashem

http://www.yadvashem.org/

 

Human development and capabilities

Human Development Report (and Index):

http://report.hdr.undp.org/

 

Human Development and Capability Association

http://hd-ca.org/

see also: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development

 

Human reproduction

 International Planned Parenthood federation

http://www.ippf.org/en/

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)

http://www.hfea.gov.uk/

 World Health Organization

http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/en/

 

Human rights

Human Rights Watch

http://www.hrw.org

Amnesty International:

http://www.amnesty.org/

 Liberty

http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/

Women’s Human Rights

http://www.hrw.org/women/

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

http://www.iglhrc.org/site/iglhrc/

 

Identity

http://www.theory.org.uk

 

Indigenous peoples

Native Web

http://www.nativeweb.com/resources/

Indigenous Peoples: Issues and resources

http://indigenouspeople.net/

Survival International

http://www.survivalinternational.org/
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

http://undesadspd.org/IndigenousPeoples.aspx

 

Inequality

Global Policy Forum on Inequality

http://www.globalpolicy.org/social-and-economic-policy/global-injustice-and-inequality.html

The Equality Trust (mainly U.K.)

http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/about

Working group on extreme inequality (mainly U.S.)

http://extremeinequality.org/
Focus on the Global South

http://www.focusweb.org/

Life Chances and Social Mobility: An Overview of the Evidence

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/media/cabinetoffice/strategy/assets/lifechances_socialmobility.pdf

Online Atlas of the Millennium Development Goals

http://devdata.worldbank.org/atlas-mdg/

 

Mapping Inequalities on Line

More specifically, make sure you look out for:

World Poverty

World Top Incomes Database http://topincomes.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/

Rich List (Forbes, Sunday Times)

Global Slavery Index

Human Development Index (HDI) http://hdr.undp.org/en
Inequality Adjusted Human Development Index
Gender Inequality Index (GID) http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/table-4-gender-inequality-index see also: http://www.unwomen.org/en
Displaced Migrants: Internally-displaced.org

Human Security Index: http://www.humansecurityindex.org/

See also:

http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats

Finally, The United Nations monitors the responses of states across the world, while Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch produce regular nation based comparisons and reports

Map of United Nations Indicators on Rights: http://indicators.ohchr.org/

Human Rights Watch http://www.hrw.org/

Amnesty International http://www.amnesty.org.uk/

Annual State Sponsored Homophobia Report on PDF

http://ilga.org/

and http://ilga.org/what-we-do/state-sponsored-homophobia-report/

ADD?
The Vision of Humanity web site and follow up the leads it provides. See: http://www.visionofhumanity.org

(You will find both the Global Peace Index and The Terrorism Index)

Global Peace Index

http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/indexes/global-peace-index

The Terrorism Index

Global Cost of Violence Report http://www.copenhagenconsensus.com/sites/default/files/conflict_assessment_-_hoeffler_and_fearon_0.pdf

Violence against Women Prevalence Data (UN): http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/vaw_prevalence_matrix_15april_2011.pdf

Trafficking of People United Nations Global Reports: http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and analysis/glotip/GLOTIP_2014_full_report.pdf

Global Report 2014- http://www.unhcr.org/556725e69.html World at War…

 

Islam /Muslim

Muslim Association of Britain

http://www.mabonline.net/

Middle East Policy Council

http://www.mepc.org/main/main.asp

Tabsir : insight on Islam and the Middle East

http://www.tabsir.net/

 

Languages

UNESCO: Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger

http://www.unesco.org/languages-atlas/

Ethnologue, languages of the world

http://www.ethnologue.com/

 

Liberties

 Freedom House

http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=1

Statewatch

http://www.statewatch.org/

 Liberty

http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/

 

Literacy

http://www.uis.unesco.org/Literacy/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/education-building-blocks/literacy/

http://www.justmaps.org/maps/thematics/literacy.asp

 

Maps

Environmental Knowledge and Change: Maps and Graphics library

http://maps.grida.no/

 

This service is an on-going project to collect and catalogue all graphic products that have been prepared for publications and web-sites from the last 15 years in a wide range of themes related to environment and sustainable development.

There are currently 1986 graphics available in the database, with the last update May 27, 2010.

 

Marx

Most of Marx’s writings are downloadable. See

http://marx.eserver.org/
See also:

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/marx/

http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/marx.html

http://www.faculty.rsu.edu/~felwell/Theorists/Marx

 

 

George Herbert Mead

The Mead Project

http://www.brocku.ca/MeadProject/

 The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

http://www.iep.utm.edu/m/mead.htm

 

 

Media 

Media Studies.com

Independent Media Centre

 Stuart Hall Representation and the Media on the You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTzMsPqssOY

The Critical Media Project

http://www.criticalmediaproject.org/

British TV history

http://www.tvhistory.btinternet.co.uk/

BARB (British Audience Research Board

http://www.barb.co.uk/

?????????????Internet resources on media studies

http://bubl.ac.uk/link/m/mediastudies.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REVmedia.htm

 

Mobile Phone /Internet Use

 http://media.ofcom.org.uk/facts/

http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2015/01/21/2015-worldwide-internet-mobile-social-media-trends-get-376-pages-data/

 

Methodology

European Association of Methodology

http://www.eam-online.org/

SocioSite: Research Methodology and Statistics

http://www.sociosite.net/topics/research.php#STAT

 

Migration

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

http://www.unhcr.ch/
Global Commission for International Migration

http://www.gcim.org
Two main (United Nations) agencies acting on behalf of the world’s refugees and migrants

 

Modernity

Modernist cultures

http://www.js-modcult.bham.ac.uk/

Cultural Logic: An Electronic Journal of Marxist Theory and Practice

http://clogic.eserver.org/

Vienna café : the Viennese café and fin-de-siècle culture

http://www.rca.ac.uk/viennacafe/

 

Oral history

Oral History Society

http://www.ohs.org.uk/

 Oral history at the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/htd_history/oral/recording_oral_hist_01.shtml

 Oral history recordings at the British Library

http://sounds.bl.uk/Oral-history

(This includes recordings on a very wide variety of issues, such as the Holocaust, the history of jazz in Britain, and the common cold.)

 

Philosophy
The Stanford Encyclopeadia of Philosophy

http://plato.stanford.edu/

American philosophical association

http://www.apa.udel.edu/apa/
British Philosophical Association

http://www.britphil.ac.uk/

 

Politics

Political sources on the net

http://www.politicalresources.net/

Useful world wide listings

Freedom House

http://www.freedomhouse.org/

Freedom House charts the state of the world’s democracies in its annual volume Freedom in the World, and their results are available on their website.

Transparency International

http://www.transparency.org/
Charts the corruption of governments around the world

The UK Government and its cabinet

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/

provides insight to the workings of the U.K. government

Open Democraccy

http://www.opendemocracy.net/about

(openDemocracy is committed to human rights and democracy. We aim to ensure that marginalised views and voices are heard. We believe facilitating argument and understanding across geographical boundaries is vital to preventing injustice).

 

Populations

World Population Clock

http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

State of World Population

http://www.unfpa.org/resources/state-world-population-2014-press-summary

World Urbanization Prospects

http://esa.un.org/unpd/wup/default.aspx

United Nations Population Fund

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/

World Population – UK

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/united-kingdom-population/

Population Reference Bureau

http://www.prb.org/

UK Census

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/population-and-household-estimates-for-england-and-wales—unrounded-figures-for-the-data-published-16-july-2012/index.html

US Census

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/united-states-population/

 

Postmodern theory
Contemporary Philosophy, Critical Theory and Postmodern Thought

http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/postmodern.html

Everything Postmodern: a postmodern webguide since 1995.

http://www.ebbflux.com/postmodern/

Baudrillard on the Web

http://intermargins.net/intermargins/TCulturalWorkshop/academia/scholar%20and%20

Postmodern Culture (PMC)

http://www.iath.virginia.edu/pmc/

Kritikos: Journal of Postmodern Cultural Sound, Text and Image

http://intertheory.org/kritikos

 

Poverty

International

developmentdata.org

http://www.developmentdata.org/

The World Bank

http://www.worldbank.org/

United Nations

http://www.undp.org/poverty

Global Monitoring Report

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

Oxfam

http://www.oxfam.org.uk

The Conference on Poverty

http://www.poverty.org/


Local –U.K

The Poverty Site

http://www.poverty.org.uk/

This site monitors what is happening to poverty and social exclusion in the UK. The material is organised around 100 statistical indicators covering all aspects of the subject, from income and work to health and education. It is run by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The Child Poverty Action Group

http://www.cpag.org.uk/

CPAG provides information about low-income families and the policies that affect them.It produces regular newsletters and fact lists.

The Low Pay Commission is at:

http://www.lowpay.gov.uk/

This will provides commentary, debate and the most recent figures, especially on the minimum wage.

Policylibrary.com is a useful guide to social policy issues:

http://www.policylibrary.com/welfare

The original poverty maps of Charles Booth can be found at:

Charles Booth Online Archive

http://booth.lse.ac.uk/

 

Power

See Foucault

Democracy

http://democracyranking.org/

Freedom

https://www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/freedom-world-2015#.Vm6OuGSLR-0

Failed States

http://fsi.fundforpeace.org/rankings-2015

 

Prisons

International Centre for Prison Studies

http://www.prisonstudies.org/

Prison Reform Trust

http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/

 A Victorian Prison at the National Archives

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/lesson24.htm

 

 

Queer studies

 

Queer Resources Directory

http://www.qrd.org/

One national gay and lesbian archive

http://www.onearchives.org/

International Gay and Lesbian Association

http://www.ilga.org/countries

http://www.queertheory.com/

http://www.queersymposium.org/

 

Racism and ethnicity

Institute of Race Relations:

http://www.irr.org.uk/

 The Runnymede Trust:

http://www.runnymedetrust.org/

 

Refugees
UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency
http://www.unhcr.org/

Refugee Council

http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/

Refugee Action

http://www.refugee-action.org.uk/

 

 

Religions

Adherents.com

http://www.adherents.com

 Center for the Study of Religion

http://csr.princeton.edu/

World Council of Churches:

http://www.wcc-coe.org/

Islam at a glance:

http://www.islam-guide.com/

Jewish culture and history:

http://www.igc.apc.org/ddickerson/judaica.html

Hinduism Today:

http://www.himalayanacademy.com/

Zen Buddhism:

http://www.dharmanet.org/infowebz.html

Humanism:

http://www.iheu.org

 

 

Research methods

Social Research Update

http://sru.soc.surrey.ac.uk/

Computer assisted qualitative data analysis

http://caqdas.soc.surrey.ac.uk/index.html

Qualitative Page

http://www.qualitativeresearch.uga.edu/QualPage/

 

Risk society

An on line account of Beck’s theory can be found at:

http://hudson2.skidmore.edu/~rscarce/Soc-Th-Env/Env%20Theory%20PDFs/Beck–WorldRisk.pdf

Risk and Society Study Group at the British Sociological Association

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/specialisms/RiskandSociety.htm

 

 

Science

Centre for the Study of Knowledge Expertise Science (KES)

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi/research/researchcentres/kes/

British Society for the History of Science, The (BSHS)

http://www.bshs.org.uk/

 

Sexuality

Program in Human Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University

http://hmsx.sfsu.edu/About%20Us/Mission.htm

 

 

Simmel

A detailed biography and appreciation of Simmel

http://socio.ch/sim/bio.htm

 

 Slavery
Global Slavery Index

http://www.globalslaveryindex.org/

Anti-Slavery International:

http://www.anti-slavery.org


Social movements

List of social movements

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_movements

Some examples

 América Latina en Movimiento

http://www.alainet.org/

 Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature in English

http://www.postcolonialweb.org/

 International Women’s Tribune Centre (IWTC)

http://www.iwtc.org/index2.html

 See also the web sites of

Charles Tilly

Manuel Castells

 Charles Tilly interviewed

https://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=73ABDF5D9781DF91

 

 

History and Social Policy

http://www.historyandpolicy.org

Important site that enables links with past social policy to make sense of current debates

 

Sociology (organisations)

American Sociological Association

http://www.asanet.org/index.ww

British Sociological Association (BSA)

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/

European Sociological Association

http://www.valt.helsinki.fi/esa/

International Sociological Association

http://www.isa-sociology.org/


Statistics (sources)

United Nations – World

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/pubs/gesgrid.asp?mysearch=pocketbook (UN)

C.I.A. World Fact Book

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Europe – Eurostat

See Europa Annual Year Book

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/

UK: See Social Trends

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html (CIA)

New Internationalist World Guide

http://www.newint.org/themes/map/world-map.htm

UK

National Statistics – http://www.statistics.gov.uk/

General: Infoplease

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004372.html

Data on the Net

http://3stages.org/idata/

 

Statisticians (general)

Royal Statistical Society (RSS)

http://www.rss.org.uk/

 

Suicide

Centre for Suicide Research, Oxford

http://cebmh.warne.ox.ac.uk/csr/statistics.html
Samaritans

http://www.samaritans.org/

Befrienders

http://www.befrienders.org/


Surveillance

 Statewatch

http://www.statewatch.org/

 

Symbolic Interactionism

 https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/

The home page of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.

 

Transgender
Transgenderzone

http://www.transgenderzone.com/
Trans-health

http://trans-health.com/

 

Urbanism
World Urbanization Prospects

http://esa.un.org/unpd/wup/default.aspx

Major agglomerations of the world

http://www.citypopulation.de/world/Agglomerations.html

Saskia Sassen The Global City: Introducing a Concept

http://www.saskiasassen.com/PDFs/publications/The-Global-City-Brown.pdf

 

Utopias

Real Utopias
http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~wright/RealUtopias.htm

http://understandingsociety.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/real-utopias.html

and Eric Ohlin Wright: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~wright/

The debate about utopias from a sociological perspective[1]
Richard Kilminster Human Figurations

Volume 3Issue 2, June 2014
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/h/humfig/11217607.0003.203/–debate-about-utopias-from-a-sociological-perspective?rgn=main;view=fulltext

 

Values

World Values Survey

http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/

Eurobarometer

http://www.social-science-gesis.de/en/data_service/ eurobarometer/ceeb/

http://europa.eu.int/comm/dg10/epo/eb.html

 

British Social Attitudes

http://www.natcen.ac.uk/

 

Violence and War

 

Armed Conflict Survey

https://www.iiss.org/en/publications/acs/by%20year/armed-conflict-survey-2015-46e5

 

Stokholm International Peace Research Institute

http://www.sipri.org/

World Report on Violence and health, 2015

http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/world_report/chapters/en/

 

Weber

Verstehen: Max Weber’s Home Page

http://www.faculty.rsu.edu/~felwell/Theorists/Weber/Whome.htm

 

Women

(see feminism , gender)

 Women and politics

http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/web.htm

 WomenWatch

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/

 

 

Work

International Labour Organisation:

http://www.ilo.org

 The Work Foundation

http://theworkfoundation.com/

(Lancaster University)

 

 

World

CIA World Factbook

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

UNDP

 http://www.undp.org/

New Internationalist

http://www.newint.org/

 

Youth

Youth at the United Nations

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/index.html

National Youth Agency

http://www.nya.org.uk