Society, Social Issues and Sociology


Anti-Telemarketing EGBG Counterscript - A diagram of questions you can use to give telemarketers a taste of their own medicine.

Associations Unorthodox - All about unconventional, unrestrained and unrepentant strategic thinking on the future of associations and the association community.

Celebrate Capitalism - Campaign to show public support and protest in favor of capitalism. Information about rallies and street parties as well as past events.

Essential Information - A non-profit organization founded by Ralph Nader which encourages citizens to become active and engaged in their communities. Site links to opinion articles on current issues.

Jose Bove - Statement in court by French farmer, explaining his decision to illegally destroy genetically modified corn used by McDonalds in Europe.

Latino Education Network Service - Produces and distributes information about Latino and Latina history, including history of Latino activism, in the United States.

Life History & Media Project - What does it mean to be political these days? Young citizens tell their stories of using the media to inform themselves and get involved in politics.

The Village Voice: Tech Wars in Meat Space by Erik Baard - Article on new less-lethal weapons police are looking at using to control protests, and new high tech devices being used by protestors. (August 1, 2001)


Answerbag - User-submitted questions and answers on any topic whatsoever. Answers are rated, so users can see which answers and users are trusted.

AOL Coaches - Experts provide tips and advice on matters concerning health, relationships, money and careers. Includes a weekly newsletter and searchable directory of topics.

The Board of Wenches - A group of people who answer all non-trivial questions.

Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee - Advice from M.D. and Ph.D. on health, family, relationships, etiquette, fashion, movies.

Crime Crime and Punishment - News, essays, and links, including arguments, statistics, and information about specific issues.

Arrested.Com Crime Center - Find stories from the FBI, CSI, and detectives. Includes amber alerts and high profile court cases.

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (CCJS) - Charity which aims to inform and educate about all aspects of crime and the criminal justice system. Houses a wealth of UK criminal justice links, events, and publications, including The British Journal of Criminology and CJM.

Cold Case Center - Focuses on and aids law enforcement in the solving of unsolved homicides. Lists organizations, references, and news.

Crime Library - Features stories and news on serial killers, the mafia, assassins, and forensics.

Crime Magazine - Encyclopedia features prisons to assassinations, celebrity crime to gangsters, fugitives to the unjustly convicted.

Crime News 2000 - True crime web links including criminal investigations, news archives and resources.

Crime Spider - Search engine that crawls the web for law enforcement and crime related sites.


AEAweb - Information for economists provided by the American Economic Association. Includes electronic editions of the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature and the Journal of Economic Perspectives as well as the internet guide Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE).

ArgMax - Economics news, economists' web sites, data and link collection.

Council of Economic Advisers - A three member council that analyzes and interprets economic developments and advises the President of the United States on national economic policy. Publishes Economic Report of the President, Monthly Economic Indicators and other analysis and data.

CyberEconomics - Online tutorials covering both microeconomics and macroeconomics.

David Smith's EconomicsUK - The Economics Editor of The Sunday Times. Containing among other items, an article archive, research section, UK policy watch, and a questions and answers forum.


Crossing Cultures - Contains personal stories of cultural experiences, essays, poems, artwork and photos.

Ethnic group - Wikipedia - A general overview of what the term Ethnicity means.

Ethnologue: Languages of the World - The Ethnologue is a catalogue of more than 6,700 languages spoken in 228 countries. The Ethnologue Name Index lists over 39,000 language, dialect, and alternate names. The Ethnologue Language Family Index organizes languages according to language families.

World Cultures - Database of statistics and indexed links about more than 8000 cultural communities worldwide.


American Folklife Center, Library of Congress - Created by Congress in 1976 "to preserve and present American Folklife," the Center incorporates the Archive of Folk Culture, established at the Library in 1928 as a repository for American Folk Music.

Archer Taylor - Wolfgang Mieder's biographical sketch of the University of California Professor of Folklore Archer Taylor, and his work as a paremiologist--collector of proberbs.

Archives of Folklore Discussion List - Hosts a complete month-by-month record of all the posts made to the discussion-list, from 1990 to the present.

At the Edge: The Cosmic Mill - Article by Alby Stone discussing the hand-mill as an image of the cosmos.

Basque Folklore - Essays and links.

British Columbia Folklore Society - A definition and explanation of folklore, with examples.

D. L. Ashliman - Folklore researcher, providing extensive resources on Germanic myths, legends and sagas, and Indo-European folk and fairy tales.

Directory of Irish and Celtic Folklore - An "A to Z of Irish Folkore," including seasonal celebrations, folktales, folk sayings, folk cures, leprechaun and fairy beliefs, and the origins of names.

Folk Beliefs in Modern Japan - E-text of the book edited by Inoue Nobutaka, Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University.

Folklore: An Introduction - Contains definitions, basic categories, and listings of subjects studied by folkloristics.

Folklore: an Online Electronic Journal - English-language archives of an informative Baltic Folklore journal published by the Folk Belief and Media Group of the Estonian Literary Museum. Material about Estonian shamanism, urban legends, ethnomusicology, popular calendar data, and general folk belief.

Government Archives

Archiefnet - Links to archives in the Netherlands and Flanders, and to national archives around the world. Maintained by the Historical Centre Overijssel. [Dutch and English.]

Archive Awareness Campaign - AAC is a campaign promoting local and national archives across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Events listing and quizzes.

Archives in Russia - ArcheoBiblioBase provides an abbreviated listing of federal archives in Russia and local municipal and oblast archives in Moscow and St Petersburg.

Archives of Austria - Links to and addresses of Austrian archives.

Archives of Serbia and Montenegro - Founded to collect, transfer, arrange, evaluate, publish, research, protect and provide conditions for use of the archival material of the central and federal bodies and organizations since the creation of Yugoslavia in 1918.

Czech Archive Society - A voluntary professional association of archivists that includes sympathizers from the ranks of the professional and general public alike. Aims and activities, directory of archives in the Czech Republic.


Internet History Sourcebooks Project - A set of collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts, maps, and articles on a wide variety of historical areas and subjects. Compiled by Prof. Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

World Wide Web Virtual Library: History  - Extensive directory of history resources, sorted into research methods, topics, eras and epochs, and regions. Hosted by European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and maintained with help from researchers at the University of Kansas, US. - A selection of stories about historic people and events.

Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative - Scholarly initiative to create a comprehensive interactive electronic historical world atlas combining mapping, imagery, and texts. Aims, technology, scope, themes, news, membership, conference.

Free History - A search engine that indexes sites that deal with history.

Historical Text Archive - Articles, books, and links for historical texts from several countries.

History Computerization Project - Aims to create a network for exchanging historical information. Information about computer database program for historical research, writing and cataloging; advice on organizing materials; and links to mostly-US research resources.

Language And Linguistics

Introduction to Linguistics - Covers language acquisition, learning disorders, linguistics, universals, early development of the English language and phonetics.

The Linguist List - Web site for the mailing list: professional communication and networking for the world-wide community of linguists.

Binnick's Linguistic Bibliography - Annotated bibliography of tense, verbal aspect, aktionsart and related areas.

Blogos - News and opinion articles on sociolinguistics, bilingualism, translation, technology, and other aspects of linguistics.

The Homepage of Integrational Linguistics - A specific approach to linguistics combining a comprehensive theory of language and a theory of grammars.

Language and Linguistics - Essays on language and linguistics and links to related materials.

Language Exploration - Basic concepts, definition of "ethnolinguistics." From Maricopa Community College.

Language Log - Weblog run by University of Pennsylvania phonetician Mark Liberman, with multiple guest linguists.

Lexicon of Linguistics - Searchable database of linguistic terminology updated with new terms in the areas of Generative Grammar (Minimalism) and Phonetics. Includes bibliography.

Linguasphere - An exploration of linguistics and related resources with extracts from the Linguasphere Register of the world languages and speech communities.


Network for Good - Uses the web to help people get more involved in philanthropy. Features nonprofit resources, online donation forms, volunteer opportunities, and crisis relief news.

Associated Black Charities - Promotes the delivery of quality health and human services to New York's African American community.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation - Dedicated to serving children with cancer who are being or have been treated at Western Washington hospitals and their immediate and extended family members, survivors, health care professionals, and bereaved families.

Center for the Study of Philanthropy - Follows trends in international, multicultural and women's philanthropy, features electronic conference information, research tools, programs, and publications.

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University - An interdisciplinery academic center headquartered at Indiana University that seeks to increase the understanding of philanthropy and improve its practice through research, teaching, and public service.

The Charity Guide - A searchable database of local charities. Includes tips for donors, new listings submission, and contact information.


Cosmopolis Political Links - Links to governments, GOVs, ORGs, NGOs, think tanks and political parties worldwide

Cutting Edge - a talk show - Political information for US and California with appropriate links, video, audio and comments from former Congressmen and others.

Dod On Line - Directory of UK and Scottish Parliaments, Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies plus the European Union. Biographies and news.


Ancient Egyptian Sexuality - An overview of sex in society in ancient Egypt.

Dutch Society for Sexual Reform - Promotes serious and comprehensive sex education, sexual information, and instruction. Includes insights into sexual practices, problems, culture, and enlightenment.

It's Your Call - Making Sexual Decisions - Downloadable files containing an interactive computer program intended to help both men and women, of any sexual preference, make decisions that are right for them.

Sex Scrolls - Humor, articles, links and information on the history of sex and sexuality through the ages.

Sexuarium - Includes texts about sexuality, safe sex and the author's thoughts on the differences between American and European views on sex.

SHine SA - South Australian government agency provides resources and information on the topics of sexual health, education, advocacy, and support. Contains FAQ and articles for adults and young people.

Social Science

The Archaeology Wordsmith's Dictionary - Database compiled by Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer, archaeologist and lexicographer, which covers historical topics such as artifacts, ceramics, chronology, culture and language, fauna and flora, geology, geography, stoneworks and metallurgy, structures and techniques, theory of the trade, and typology.

Eurojargon - A plain language guide to EU affairs. Parallel documents in Czech, Danish, German, Estonian, Greek, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovenian, Finnish, and Swedish.

European Convention Glossary - Core EU concepts, rules, processes, and political institutions; commonly-used vocabulary in government. Parallel documents in English, Spanish, Danish, German, Greek, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Finnish, and Swedish.

A Glossary of Political Economy Terms - Hypertext dictionary of definitions of around 200 political economic terms, by Dr. Paul M. Johnson of Auburn University.

Justice and Home Affairs Glossary - Parallel documents in English, French, and German by the European Commission. Freedom, security, judicial cooperation between EU member states.

Regional Development Glossary - Parallel documents in English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian by the European Commission. EU structural policies, support funds, economic and social cohesion, urbanization.

Results Focussed Management and Budgeting: Working Definitions - Public administration, politics, economics. By the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 3 pages, 2002. A parallel version exists in French. [PDF]

Social Costs Glossary - Public administration, market forces, corporate economy. Also in print, with parallel version in French. By the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), 1997, 4 pages. [PDF]

Social Science Dictionary - Dictionary and portal to discipline-related web dictionaries, texts and online classes.

The System of National Accounts, 1993 - Glossary - Macroeconomics, accounting, finance. Also in print, with parallel version in French. By the United Nations Statistical Division, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Eurostat, and the OECD. 2000. 48 pages. [PDF]


SocioSite - SocioSite is a multi-purpose guide for sociologists. Includes useful links to sites around the world. Based in the Netherlands. - Astrosociology is a developing sociological subfield and multidisciplinary field that focuses on astrosocial phenomena (i.e., social and cultural patterns related to outer space).

Boekman Foundation - The Boekman Foundation is a centre where information about arts and cultural policy is collected and disseminated. It covers the areas of policy-forming and all aspects of implementation. Bilingual en/nl.

Commission for Applied and Clinical Sociology - Established by the Society for Applied Sociology and the Sociological Practice Association to develop, promote and support quality sociological education and practice in applied and clinical areas. Michigan State University.

Courses In Applied Social Surveys (CASS) - Program of short courses in applied social surveys run by the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI) at the University of Southampton. Aims to strengthen skills in survey design and analysis in the social science research community.

Cultural Studies Sudy Group (CSSG) - Popular culture, youth culture British literature, and media studies.

Developmental Idealism Studies - Developmental Idealism Studies are motivated by the understanding that developmental idealism has been a powerful force for social change in both the West and non-West.

GERN - European Research Group into Norms - 40 research institutions from 11 European countries focusing on crime, criminology, sociology and prevention.

Guide to Questionnaires and Surveys - Frédéric D'Astous explains how to create surveys and questionnaires. His articles cover attitude and ethics, the behaviour of groups and populations, data collection, lists and sampling.

Human Sciences Research Council - Specializes in humanities and social sciences research. Includes research material in various formats.

The Internet Sociologist - A free "teach yourself" tutorial on Internet information skills for sociologists, written by Stuart Macwilliam, Library and Information Services, University of Exeter. It is one of a set tutorials within the RDN Virtual Training Suite, created by subject-specialists from universities and professional organisations across the UK.

Introduction to Social Theory - Course syllabus and lectures by Paul Gingrich of the University of Regina Department of Sociology and Social Studies. Covers work of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Mead, and 20th century theorists.


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