Sociology Links

There are a myriad of resources available to sociologists, here we detail a comprehensive list. If you would like your organisation added to this list please contact Donna Willis with details and, ideally, a weblink.

General Sociological Interest

Links are sorted in alphabetical order.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

  • Academic Jobs EU - Academic and related vacancies for universities, medical centres, and research institutes in the EU.
  • Academy of Social Sciences - The Academy responds to Government and other consultations on behalf of the social science community, organises meetings about social science for practitioners and seminars on topics that span social science disciplines, and sponsors a number of schemes that promote social science and enhance its value to society. Please click hereto access the Academy's latest electronic bulletin.
  • AlphaGalileo - The fast effective way to get science, medicine and technology news to journalists around the world. AlphaGalileo provides instant access to news, images, background information and a database of experts
  • American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on Critical Criminology - The ASC Division on Critical Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Section on Critical Criminology. Provides information about critical scholarship related to crime and justice, and is intended to link students, scholars, and researchers with interests in critical criminology.
  • American Society of Criminology - The American Society of Criminology is an international organization concerned with criminology, embracing scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the etiology, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. The website is an online community of professionals, providing abstracts of related articles and links to relevant websites.
  • American Sociological Association - The American Sociological Association is a non-profit association, dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.
  • American Studies Association - The ASA brings together 5,000 members from various disciplines, all with the common desire to view America as a whole, rather than from a single perspective.
  • Anabaptist Sociology & Anthropology Association - The ASAA is for sociologists and anthropologists who embrace or study theseveral Christian movements descended from the Anabaptist movement of the 16th century (e.g., Amish, Brethren, Hutterite, Mennonite).
  • ANOVASOFIE, the European Virtual Library of Sociology - This site provides an Internet Tool with comparative functions about the history of Sociology in Europe with the intention of developing it to be a 'living tool' in the sense that everybody interested with a sociological background can join, contribute to his/her country section, can be part of the broader literature and research platform which will evolve and be kept updated in the next months and years.
  • ANZUK - a Teaching Agency who place teachers and lecturers in London.
  • Asia Pacific Sociological Association - This page has contact details for the Association.
  • Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology - AACS provides a forum for sociologists and others interested in applying sociological knowledge, and seeks to enhance understanding of the inter-relationship between sociological knowledge and sociological practice. The website provides resources to increase the effectiveness of applied sociological research and training.
  • Association for Humanist Sociology - The Association intends to be an active support network for sociologists and other scholars committed to humanist values.
  • The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) - The TASA website provides research information and online resources both for public access, and for TASA members. The website is updated with the latest job vacancies in the field of sociology, and also provides career and academic advice.

B

C

  • Centre for Psycho-Social Studies - Comprises sociologists, psychoanalytic sociologists, or others simply interested in the study of emotion.
  • Cost of Living - The ‘Cost of Living’ site is for anyone interested in the politics, economics and sociology of health and health care.
  • Cyprus Sociological Association - The Cyprus Sociological Association was founded in Nicosia Cyprus in November 1996.

D

  • Discover Society - published by Social Research Publications, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee for the publication of social research, policy analysis and commentary. 

E

  • Eastern Sociological Society - The Eastern Sociological Society is a non profit organization which aims to promote excellence in sociological scholarship and instruction. The ESS sponsors a professional journal (Sociological Forum), a four-day Annual Meeting in the spring, a newsletter, numerous award competitions, an employment service, and a listserv.
  • Economic Social Research Council - The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is a research, funding and training agency which aims to address economic and social concerns. They conduct research on issues of importance to business, the public sector and government.
  • Economic Sociology and Political Economy Online Community - The community brings new books and articles, important calls for papers, interesting posts from leading blogs, sharp quotes, scholarships and job opportunities to the attention of its followers on a regular basis. It aims to cover all topics related to economic sociology, political economy, capitalism, social studies of finance and markets, labor and welfare research, and sociology of economics.  Facebook // Twitter // Linkedin // Google+ // Tumblr // Email subscription
  • Education-jobs.co.uk - Job opportunities for academics
  • European Society for Rural Sociology - Over the past 40 years Sociologia Ruralis has been an international forum for social scientists engaged in a wide variety of disciplines, and focuses on social, political and cultural aspects of rural development.
  • European Sociological Society - Established in the early-1990´s, the ESA a non-profic Europe-wide academic association of sociologists, comprising over 700 members. The Society aims to give sociology a voice in European affairs, and publishes a twice-yearly newsletter, ´European Sociologist´, which can be viewed via the website.

F

  • Fitting-In? - UK-based website providing information regarding research into the fire service.

H

  • Higher Education in Scotland: A national programme of Enhancement Themes, aimed at developing and sharing good practice in learning and teaching in HE. The work of QAA Scotland encompasses a broad range of issues within higher education in Scotland.

I

  • International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) - The IASSCS aims to to provide a forum for expanding and developing sexuality as a legitimate area of scholarship, by creating and fund an international internet user system for sharing information and resources, as well as creating an Electronic Newsletter, reproduced in printed form for those members unable to access the internet.
  • International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) - INSNA is the professional association for researchers interested in social network analysis.
  • International Sociological Association (ISA) - ISA is a non-profit association for scientific purposes in the field of sociology and social sciences, with members from 109 countries.
  • Intute - A national Internet service funded by the ESRC and the Higher Education Funding Councils, designed to help social scientists find high quality information on the Internet that is suitable for education and research.

J

  • Japan Sociological Society - Website for the Japan Sociological Society contains links to sociological journals in Japanese.
  • JISCmail - Electronic Discussion lists for the UK higher education community.
  • Jobs.ac.uk - Recruitment Website for Academic and Associated Communities such as research staff in the public and private sector.

M

  • Midwest Sociological Society - professional organization of academic and applied sociologists as well as students of the discipline. Members come from all over the world, and receive a regular newsletter as well as subscription to 'The Sociological Quarterly'.

N

  • North Central Sociological Association - The NCSA aims to further the development of sociology as a scientifc and scholarly discipline through research, education and interchange of ideas. Membership isopen to all persons interested in and subscribing to its objectives and who have been awarded a graduate degree in Sociology or in closely related fields from accredited institutions.

P

  • Pacific Sociological Association - "where there is contact of human minds, there association exits; where there is no contact, there is a state of isolation." The Association holds an annual meeting in late March or early April and publishes a newsletter, The Pacific Sociologist, and a journal, Sociological Perspectives.
  • PhD's Education Index - is a comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available undergraduate and graduate programs available today in the US. This information is very valuable to students today who are not only dealing with the competitive nature of higher education, but also the rising costs of it.
  • PostgraduateFunding.com - is a comprehensive database of Postgraduate funding awards. It is brought to you by the team behind the popular FindAMasters and FindAPhD course directory web sites.
  • Postgraduatestudentships.co.uk - is the only website designed specifically for both postgraduate students seeking funding and university departments with funding to publicise, that brings together all the different sources of taught and research postgraduate student funding in one place. Offers students a free, comprehensive, searchable database of funding available for postgraduates for both masters and research study.
  • Podology - Podology is a website designed as a resource for those that are either teaching or studying Sociology. The site holds a bank of resources in the form of podcasts, videos and articles that cover a range of sociological issues.

Q

  • Qualpage - The site provides resources for qualitative research.Queer Research Directory -The QRD provides a forum for current research, teaching methods and materials, and professional issues relevant to homosexuality. The QRD also supports GLQSOC-L, which is a gay/lesbian/queer social sciences list, intended to facilitate coordination among sociologists, anthropologists, historians, economists, political scientists, psychologists, and anyone interested in any of these strategies for disciplining anti-homophobic research in the social sciences.

R

  • Ranstad Education - Job listings.
  • Regional Studies Association - An independent, interdisciplinary body concerned with analysis of regions and regional issues.
  • Research Committee on Sociology of Law - Established in 1962, the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL) shall act as a free association of scholars active in sociology of law or socio-legal studies all around the world, whatever their nationality, opinion and scientific or methodological tendency.
  • Research Networks on the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty (SoRU) - The central aims of the SoRU research network are to establish a sustainable discourse on the sociology of risk and uncertainty in order to support and trigger new theoretical and empirical developments in (trans-) national research.
  • Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research - Links to free resources for how to do surveys, interviews, observations and research about methods.
  • Rural Sociological Society - A professional social science association, promoting the generation, application and dissemination of sociological knowledge, while seeking to enhance the quality of rural life, communities and the environment.

S

  • SCVO's Research Network database - The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the national body representing the voluntary sector. The website includes the following sections: ´news and events´, ´policy and parliament´, ´services and resources´, ´projects´ and ´networks´.
  • SSRC - A Resource for International Scholarship: 1923-1998
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems - An interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates and students interested in the application of critical, scientific and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems.
  • Sociologists of Minnesota - The website includes job-seeking advice (for the USA), as well as the latest copy of the organisation´s newsletter. There is also an section specifically for sociology students.
  • Sociology of Religion Resources - A useful set of resources for anyone interested in sociological research on religion, including specialised bibliographies by experts on key topics, maintained by sociologists at the University of Aberdeen.
  • Sociologists without Borders - is an international non-governmental organisation devoted to the study, research, and teaching of human rights (as human rights are understood in the international community).
  • Southern Sociological Society - The SouthernSociological Society is a society of professionals that promotes the development of sociology as a profession and scientific discipline by the maintenance of high academic professional and ethical standards. Subscriptions to their quarterly journal ´Social Forces´ can be ordered from the website.

T

  • Taylor & Francis- Publishers of the British Journal of Sociology of Education.
  • The Global Social Change Research Project - Information about large scale long term political, economic and social systems change at the national and international level. This site links to sites with data, theory, research, course syllabi, and other useful information.
  • The Mid-South Sociological Association - Founded as a non-profit professional organisation in 1976, the MSSA promotes the study and understanding of sociological and related issues and problems. The website includes links to other sites of interest, as well as links to online sociology courses.
  • The Westermarck Society - Finnish society dedicated to the advancement of sociology in Finland.
  • Theory.org.uk - An excellent site for lay and advanced sociologists interested in information on the media, gender and identity theory.
  • Times Higher Education Supplement - Wide-ranging website covering a multitude of higher education issues and links.

U

  • UK Council for Graduate Education - The UKCGE serves to promote graduate education in all academic disciplines, by bringing experts together for specialist working groups, as well as organising regular conferences and workshops, conducting surveys and publishing policy documents.

W

  • Western Society of Criminology - The WSC is a regional professional society devoted to the scientific study of crime, operating out of Portland State University.
  • whatuni.com - helps prospective students compare Universities and Courses, with a comprehensive data and handy University Comparison Tool.  Helping people find the course that is right for them, whatever stage they are in life.
  • WORKgateways - Helps to organise UK engineering jobs, UK town planning jobs, UK construction jobs, UK health and medical jobs, UK architecture jobs, UK teaching jobs, UK Banking and Finance jobs, UK Accounting jobs, UK Legal jobs for travellers from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

BSA Reciprocal Arrangements with Cognate Bodies

The BSA has a variety of reciprocal arrangements with, primarily, cognate international bodies. BSA members also benefit from these arrangements - click here for more information.

[1] Since 2004 the ASA conference fee for ASA members & non-members outside of the US has been equal.

Medical Sociology

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Disaster Studies