Dictionary of Sociology
The Dictionary of Sociology intends to provide an extensive range of definitions on the concepts, people, and institutions at the heart of sociology.
It is intended as a quick reference resource, providing greater indexing and detailed entries than Wiktionary's sociological coverage, but structured more concisely than Wikipedia to offer a snapshot view.
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abstraction refers to the varying levels of analysis that can be taken within sociology, where different focuses change the subject of interest for sociological research. From the individual to broader systematic social forces, microsociology, mesosociology, and macrosociology areas of study offer both specific insights on their societal level of interest as well as comparative analysis across each other. Other resources: Wikipedia, Wiktionary.