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BISAC Subject Headings List, Social Science

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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

 

SOC067000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Capital Punishment *

 

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

 

SOC031000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations

 

SOC057000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues

 

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

 

SOC064010 SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies / Bisexual Studies *

 

SOC012000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies / Gay Studies

 

SOC017000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies / Lesbian Studies

 

SOC064020 SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBT Studies / Transgender 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

 

SOC066000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Refugees

 

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

 

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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