In this category, you can find our range of ebooks relating to the field of sociology.
Sociology is the study of patterns in human behaviour as they relate to society. Researchers and students examine the intricacies of different aspects of civilisation such as race, gender, collective behaviours, age groups, social status, social movements, and more.
The academic study of sociology can be traced back to Auguste Comte, who is credited with founding the field by establishing structure and coining the term itself. Living in the aftermath of the French revolution, he sought to understand the order of society and even change it in a positive way.
The field has since evolved and modern sociology is very much an interdisciplinary subject, branching into other areas of research. It can often have crossovers with areas such as linguistics, psychology, economics, and anthropology. In each of these areas, the student or researcher needs at least a basic understanding of how society functions, meaning that sociology ebooks can be relevant to a wide range of studies.
Taking the example of sociolinguistics, which is the study of language in society, academics must first attempt to understand how society works in order to gauge language use within in. Examples of this could include why slang evolves and how, language change in social groups, and why we speak differently to certain people.
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