Social Sciences SRIG of MENC
Sociological research in music education focuses upon structures and dynamics of society and their impact upon patterns of human behavior and individual life changes ~
- We examine the ways in which the forms of social structure, including groups, organizations, communities, social categories (such as class, gender, sexuality, age, race, ethnicity, and exceptionality), and various social institutions (such as kinship, economic, political, or religious), affect human attitudes, actions, and opportunities.
- We ask about the sources and consequences of change in social arrangements and institutions and about the issues related to the process of that change.
- Areas of study include socialization, group affiliation, cooperation, conflict, power, exchange, social class, social stratification, social mobility, inequality, deviance, social control, violence, social justice, identity, and ethics.