In sociology, the role exit refers to the process of disengaging from a role that is true to one's self-identity, in order to take up a new role and identity. A role in sociology is defined as a set of behaviors expected... More »

Role strain in sociology is when a particular role a person needs to fulfill is strained due to excessive obligations or multiple demands on time, energy or available resources. An example of this is the role of a single... More »

Social location is a set of information that determines an individual's place within his community. Many factors determine social location, such as race, gender, socio-economic status, education, etc. More »

In sociology, master status refers to a primary or core social position that supersedes all other statuses making up a person’s identity and personality. This master status influences nearly every decision and action a p... More »

Role strain in sociology is when a particular role a person needs to fulfill is strained due to excessive obligations or multiple demands on time, energy or available resources. An example of this is the role of a single... More »

Famous sociology studies regarding gender issues include the gender identity studies of Jacques Lacan and the studies conducted by Alfred Kinsey on the role of gender in sexuality. Lacan's studies involved the gender ide... More »

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The basic concepts of sociology revolve around the patterns of human behavior that sociology looks to study: society and culture, ways in which individuals and groups interact and the factors which influence an individua... More »