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Sociology is the study of society, and more specifically, the study of human social interaction, socialization, the development of structures, culture, stratification, institutions, and social change. The emergence of sociology is historically located alongside the modernization of Europe, with rapid urbanization, industrialization, and a series of economic and political revolutions. Early sociological thinkers like Max Weber and Emile Durkheim, focused on the implications of social change for society and the …

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Wilkinson, Michael, “Sociology”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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