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SOCIAL SCIENCE

For subheadings that overlap those in the FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS section, use subjects in this section for works written from a sociological viewpoint and use subjects in the FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS section for works written to help people deal with issues involving child rearing or relationships.

Use "SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology" for works discussing the causes, detection, and prevention of crime and use subjects in the TRUE CRIME section for historical works and/or works primarily intended for the general public. 

Use "SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work" for works of an instructional, theoretical, or historical nature and use "POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare" for works dealing with government administration of social programs.

SOC000000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / General

SOC046000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Abortion & Birth Control

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / African American Studies see Ethnic Studies / African American Studies

SOC055000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food (see also POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Agriculture & Food Policy)

SOC002000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General

SOC002010  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social

SOC002020  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Physical

SOC003000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology

SOC056000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global)

SOC061000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Body Language & Nonverbal Communication

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Charity see Philanthropy & Charity

SOC047000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Children's Studies

SOC058000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Conspiracy Theories

SOC004000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology

SOC005000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions

SOC036000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying

SOC006000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography

SOC042000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing & Emerging Countries

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disabled see People with Disabilities

SOC040000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief

SOC057000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues

SOC031000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations

SOC007000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration

SOC041000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays

SOC008000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General

SOC001000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies

SOC043000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies

SOC044000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies

SOC021000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnology see Anthropology / Cultural & Social

SOC010000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory

SOC011000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology

SOC038000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Freemasonry & Secret Societies

SOC037000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Future Studies

SOC032000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies

SOC013000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Handicapped see People with Disabilities

SOC014000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Holidays (non-religious)

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Homosexuality see headings under LGBT Studies

SOC015000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography

SOC016000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Services

SOC065000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Sexuality (see also PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality) *

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Immigration see Emigration & Immigration

SOC062000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies

SOC048000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies

SOC049000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies

SOC064000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies / General

SOC012000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies / Gay Studies

SOC017000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies / Lesbian Studies

SOC052000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies

SOC018000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies

SOC019000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology

SOC020000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Native American Studies see Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies

SOC030000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology

SOC029000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / People with Disabilities

SOC033000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Philanthropy & Charity

SOC022000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture

SOC034000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Pornography

SOC045000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness

SOC063000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Privacy & Surveillance (see also POLITICAL SCIENCE / Privacy & Surveillance)

SOC059000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Prostitution & Sex Trade

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Race Relations see Discrimination & Race Relations

SOC023000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Reference

 SOC053000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies

SOC024000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Research

SOC060000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sexual Abuse & Harassment

 SOC054000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery

SOC050000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social History see HISTORY / Social History

SOC025000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work

SOC026000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General

SOC026010  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family

SOC026020  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural

SOC026040  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Social Theory

SOC026030  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban

SOC039000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Sports see SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports

SOC027000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Statistics

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Thanatology see Death & Dying

SOC051000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society

SOC035000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Volunteer Work

SOC028000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies

 

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