Sociology encompasses and overlaps many fields involves in the study of social relationships and institutions, including organizational behavior, societal development and structure, and cross-cultural interaction.
The term "sociology" as the scientific analysis of collective human behavior was coined in 1838 by Auguste Comte, but Max Weber and Durkheim are generally credited as the founders of the modern field.
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Environmental sociology is a recent field of sociology devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between the social and the environment.
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What is ethnomethodology?
Ethnomethodology is an autonomous social science.
The founder, Harold Garfinkel, worked with Talcott Parsons but left sociology to create a completely new field of empirical research.
Ethnomethodology is based on the fine description of interactions. It contains specific studies of conversation, called Conversation Analysis (by Harvey Sacks), focusing among other topics on turn-taking sequences.
As ethnomethodologists claim, it is important to understand that Ethnomethodology is not a methodology but a social science. Its name comes from the concept of ethnomethods, standing for methods that actors use to accomplish their everyday tasks (and which ethnomethodologists study).
Rural Sociology is the term applied to sociological studies focusing on people in rural areas, and the conditions in which they live and work. It is by nature interdisciplinary, closely related to such fields of environmental sociology, agricultural economics, and demographic studies, and other branches of the social sciences which consider cultural exchange and societal development in the context of rural communities.