Sociology is the systematic study and analysis of the social relationships, patterns of behavior and experiences that characterize and make up human society. The sociological approach differs not so much in what it studies, but in how it views or approaches human social behavior. It could be said that sociology is more a way of thinking than it is an established and accepted body of concepts and theories. Sociologists tend to assume that human behavior can only properly be understood in the context of larger social and historical structures and processes. Humans are understood to be the "products" of social structures; however these social structures are in turn understood as the outcome of human social action.

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Recent Submissions

  • Local Food in Saskatchewan - Barriers and Opportunities 

    Campbell, Holly; Sanden, Tracy; Triffo, Taya; Fletcher, Amber J. (Department of Sociology and Social Studies, 2019)
    Saskatchewan agriculture is heavily focused on export, which has led to a relatively underdeveloped local food system compared to other parts of Canada. Key reasons for the province’s strong export orientation include ...
  • Surveying Policy Priorities: The Saskatchewan Women’s Issues Study 

    Fletcher, Amber J.; McWhinney, Tara (Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women; Policy4Women, 2019)
    This report presents the findings of a two-year academic study on the topic of gender issues, public policy, and public engagement in the province of Saskatchewan, which was conducted between 2016 and 2018. The Saskatchewan-based ...
  • The Place of Fine Arts in the Modern University 

    Hayford, Alison (2010-09-17)
    Between 2007‑2010, Dr. Alison Hayford served as Head of the Department of Visual Arts. Her passionate advocacy for that department, as well as for the Faculty of Fine Arts as whole, led her to take on the role of Associate ...
  • The Crisis of Social Democracy in Canada 

    Conway, John Frederick (Committee on Canadian Labour History, 1986)
  • An uncertain future: Life after glasnost and perestroika. 

    Conway, John Frederick (1993)
    This article analyses the political and social situation in Russia after the policy of glasnost and perestroika.