The disciplines of sociology and anthropology describe the patterning, problems and prospects of human relationships. That is, they consider how and why people behave as they do, the implications of these patterns for other aspects of social life, and how new ways of living may be built and sustained. Sociology and anthropology have as their principal objective the development and sharing of knowledge about human societies and behavior.
In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Sociology Tom Arcaro honors the work performed by humanitarian aid workers around the world on Aug. 19, World Humanitarian Day.
Raj Ghoshal and Alexis Franzese presented research in August at the American Sociological Association's Media Sociology Preconference and its Teaching & Learning Symposium.
Rena Zito, assistant professor of sociology, and co-authors Stacy De Coster and Jennifer Lutz of N.C. State University have published a chapter in The Handbook of Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice.
Artist and illlustrator Natalie Frank and preeminent fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes discuss what their collaborative projects have taught them about the nature of storytelling and the complexity of fairy tales.
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Former directors of Elon's Honors Program headed workshops in Monterrey, Mexico, and Winchester, Virginia.
Planning Week marks the start of the academic year and provides an opportunity for faculty receiving funding from the Faculty Research and Development Committee to present their work.
Professor Tom Mould from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology becomes Elon’s second faculty member to receive the honor.
The chapter is part of the book "Africa and Globalization: Challenges of Governance and Creativity," published this year by Palgrave Macmillan.
Ghoshal's article, "Testing for Discrimination," showcases a method for teaching students to conduct audit studies of unequal treatment.
The sociology professor's paper examines the justification of violence and "crimes of everyday life" across 52 nations.