Online Journals

  • American Journal of Sociology
  • Annual Review of Sociology
  • Arachnet Journal on Virtual Culture
  • Associations 
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology
  • Australian Humanities Review
  • Australian Journal of Social Research
  • Australian & New Zealand Journal of Sociology
  • Boston Review
  • British Journal of Criminology 
  • British Journal of Sociology of Education
  • Canadian Journal of Sociology, The 
  • Colloqui: Cornell Journal of Planning and Urban Issues
  • Community Development Journal
  • Criminal Justice Policy Review 
  • Critical Inquiry
  • Edge: The E-Journal of Intercultural Relations – online journal created to give the many people with an interest in intercultural relations an outlet to share their work via the Web.
  • Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory
  • Electronic Journal of Sociology – contains full text of all articles free of charge.
  • European Journal of Sociology
  • European Sociological Review
  • European Sociologist
  • International Journal of Futures Studies
  • International Journal of the Sociology of Law 
  • International Journal of Mass Emergenices and Disasters – Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Disasters
  • International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
  • International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 
  • Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
  • Journal of Public Policy
  • Journal of Social Policy
  • Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • Journal of the Sociology of Art
  • The Journal of Undergraduate Sociology and Criminology 
  • Journal of World-Systems Research
  • Kyoto Journal of Sociology
  • Mobilization – international journal of research and theory specializing in social movements
  • Rationality and Society 
  • Resiliency In Action – stress, drug abuse and violence focussed journal
  • Rural Society – a journal of rural social issues
  • Sociological Forum 
  • Sociological Methodology Journal -methods of research
  • Sociological Methods and Research 
  • Sociological Research Online – an e-journal in Sociology available for free via the WWW
  • Symbolic Interaction
  • Theory, Culture, Society
  • UNESCO: Social Science Online Periodicals
  • Western Criminology Review

Sociology Departments, Schools and Universities

  • Anglia Polytechnic University – Sociology and Politics Department 
  • Auburn University
  • Bamberg University (Germany)
  • Bowling Green State University – Sociology Department
  • Brown University
  • Cal State Fullerton University
  • California Lutheran University – Deparment of Sociology & Criminal Justice
  • California State University-Hayward
  • Cardinal Stritch University 
  • Carleton College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Clemson University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • CUNY Graduate Center 
  • Dalhousie University – Sociology
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • George Washington University
  • Hunter College (CUNY) Sociology Department
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University at Indianapolis, IN
  • Iowa State University
  • James Cook University of North Queensland – Psychology and Sociology
  • Kansas State University – Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
  • Louisiana State University
  • McMaster University (Canada) – Sociology
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University (NYU) 
  • New School University
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Oakland University
  • Ohio State University
  • Osaka University
  • Princeton University
  • Punjab University, Pakistan
  • Queens College – CUNY
  • Rice University
  • Rowan University
  • Saint-Petersburg State University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Smith College
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Stanford University
  • State University of New York at Binghamton
  • Stockholm University
  • Tel-Aviv University – Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • Texas A&M University 
  • Texas A&M University – Rural Sociology
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Akron
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Basel (Switzerland)
  • University of California at San Diego Department of Sociology
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Central Florida 
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado at Denver
  • University of Delaware 
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter 
  • University of Florida
  • University of Hawaii – Sociology
  • University of Houston
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Illinois – Sociology Department
  • University of Kansas – Department of Sociology
  • University of Kent 
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Minnesota – Department of Sociology
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • University of Missouri at St. Louis
  • University of Munich – Department of Sociology
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Tennessee at Martin – Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Warsaw – Institute of Sociology
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison – Rural Sociology 
  • Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Villanova University
  • Wake Forest University
  • West Chester University – Anthropology & Sociology
  • Whitman College
  • William Paterson College
  • Yale University
  • Yonesei University – South Korea
  • York University

Sociologists and Social Thinkers

Howard S. Becker

  • Career Deviance – John Hamlin, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • What is Deviance? Moral Entrepreneur Discussion – Indiana University
  • Howard S. Becker’s Home PageNow at University of California at Santa Barbara

Peter L. Berger

  • Sociological Perspective: Society as Drama

Elise Boulding

  • Peace and Conflict Studies Journal (George Mason University)
  • Karuna Center for Peace Building

W.E.B. Dubois

  • DuBois Online Texts:
    • Of The Training of Black Men
    • A Negro Schoolmaster in the New South – Carnegie Mellon University
    • Strivings of the Negro People – Carnegie Mellon University
    • The Freedmen’s Bureau – Carnegie Mellon University
    • The Souls of Black Folk University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • W.E.B. DuBois Virtual University
  • Marcus Garvey and DuBois – Michigan State
  • W.E.B. DuBois Institute
  • DuBois– Colored Reflections
  • The Niagara Movement – World Book
  • NAACP History

Emile Durkheim

  • Online Texts
    • On The Division of Labor and Society – University of Chicago SSRC
  • Durkheim – Dead Sociologist’s Index
  • Durkheim – Assumption College
  • Emile Durkheim and Functionalism – John Hamlin, University of Minnesota, Deluth
  • The Durkheim Pages – University of Illinois

Betty Friedan

  • Interview with Betty Friedan – The Region
  • Beyond Gender – Newsweek Article by Betty Friedan, Reposted by
  • Rethinking Betty Friedan and the Feminine Mystique – Daniel Horowitz, American Quarterly also Author of Betty Friedan and the Making of the Feminine Mystique.
  • National Organization of Women and NOW History
  • C-Span Booknotes Interview With Betty Friedan – you can watch a clip of the interview and find book information here.
  • Friedan Bio – Great

Sigmund Freud

  • Online Texts:
    • The Interpretation of Dreams –
  • Freud: Conflict and Culture – Library of Congress (U.S.)
  • Abraham Brill Library
  • Freud Archive – New York Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Freud Museum –, Want to visit Freud’s Last Home?
  • Freud’s Letters to Fliess – Haverford
  • Sigmund Freud and Criminology – Micheal Iovanna, Florida State

Harold Garfinkel

  • How is communication Possible: From the Perspective of Harold Garfinkel – Margaret Laney
  • Studies of the Routine Grounds of Everyday Activities – Benedict Anderson
  • Bibliography – University of Amsterdam
  • Sociosite’s Area on Ethnomethodology

Mohandas K. Ghandi

  • Ghandi Audio –
  • Gandhi Web Resources – Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal (Gandhi Book Centre)
  • Ghandi Quotes
  • Ghandi Foundation
  • Thomas Byrne Memorial Library

Erving Goffman

  • Goffman Bibliography – Tel Aviv University
  • Presentation of Self Critique – Adam Barnhart
  • Excerpt From “Presentation…” – University of Glasgow, English Literature Dept.
  • Erving Goffman’s Contribution to Sociological Theory [Erving Goffmans Beitrag zur soziologischen Theorie] (In German) – University of Zurich
  • Goffman on Theater – Red Feather Correspondence, Lecture Text

Jurgen Habermas

  • Habermas Synopsis – Dan MacIsaac, Northern Arizona University
  • Habermas Web Resource – Steve Robinson, Michigan State University
  • Habermas Discourse Ethics – Robert Cavalier, Carnegie Mellon
  • Dear Habermas – this is not specifically a Habermas resource, but rather a journal of postmodern thought by undergraduates and beyond. Articles are relation to or in response to Habermas’ work
  • Does The Internet Create Democracy? – Alinta Thornton (A masters thesis in Journalism)

John Maynard Keynes

  • Online Texts:
    • The Economic Consequences of the Peace – Found on McMaster University, Economics Department Site
  • Why Aren’t We All Keynsians Yet? – M.I.T., Paul Krugman
  • Economists: John Maynard Keynes – Bizednet
  • TIME 100 Article: John Maynard Keynes
  • Keynes – Milton Friedman, Laissez Faire City Times

Karl Marx

  • Online Texts:
    • Marx & Engels Writings – English Server (
    • Marx Philosophy Texts
  • Marx and Engels Resource – Communications for a Sustainable Future
  • Karl Marx Online Gallery –
  • – a tribute to Marx
  • Marx and Marxism Lists
  • Karl Marx Discussion Forum – Philosophy Fleet
  • Marx and The Paris Commune – Paul Dorn
  • Introduction to Marxist Politics – Rick Kuhn, Australian National University

George Herbert Mead

  • George’s Page: The Mead Project – Brock University
  • George Herbert Mead’s Self Concept – (A slide only, but good reference…) Dr. Chien Ju Huang
  • George Herbert Mead Discussion List – University of South Carolina, Tom Burke, List Manager

Margaret Mead

  • Margaret Mead Page – George Washington University
  • National Women Hall of Fame Entry 
  • Anthropology Biographies: Margaret Mead – Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Margaret Mead – American Museum of Natural History
  • Margaret Mead Film Festivals – American Museum of Natural History
  • Mead Bio – Women’s International Center

Robert K. Merton

  • The Unanticipated Consequences of Human Action – Society of More Creative Speech

C. Wright Mills

  • Professionalism in Sociology – By Howard Becker
  • Excerpts from The Power Elite – Third World
  • Related: C. Wright Mills Award

Mao Tse-Tung

  • Online Texts:
    • Chinese Revolution and the Chinese Communist Party – Marx2Mao
  • Mao Tse-Tung Internet Archive – Communications for a Sustainable Future
  • Mao Tse-Tung Library – Marx2Mao
  • Mao Tse-Tung’s Biography – Literature Project Group
  • Mao Bio Page
  • Sayings of Chairman Mao – Zhongwen Web

Max Weber

  • Dead Sociologists: Max Weber – Dead Sociologist’s Index
  • Weber’s View of Objectivity –
  • Weber Bio 
  • Max Weber Texts – Moriyuki Abukuma
  • Theory: Weber – University of Chicago
  • Types of Authority – From Coser, Baylor

C.Ottaviano, Media,scuola, e società. Insegnare nell’età della comunicazione, Carrocci, Roma 2001

In the last years, the discontinuity between social reality and education is becoming more and more manifest. In particular, the educational institution is changing, and this change produces disorientation, resistance and estrangement and emphasises the role of teachers, often subjected to contradictory expectations and to an overload of functions.
The socio-cultural scenery is also changing because of the new media that are transforming the approach to culture and the learning process and the educational roles that need to be revisited. This essay is based on that debate. The author analyses some aspects that co-operate to clarify the meaning and the level of those changes and their influence on teaching and learning processes. Overall the teachers are considered as cultural intermediaries, and not only as transmitters knowledge. Teachers must reform and discuss ways, contents and instruments of teaching to the new generations.