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Sociological Abstracts

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Records published by Sociological Abstracts in print during the database's first 11 years, 1952-1962, have been added to the database as of November 2005, extending the depth of the backfile of this authoritative resource.

Many records from key journals in sociology, added to the database since 2002, also include the references cited in the bibliography of the source article. Each individual reference may also have links to an abstract and/or to other papers that cite that reference; these links increase the possibility of finding more potentially relevant articles. These references are linked both within Sociological Abstracts and across other social science databases available on CSA Illumina. For further information on this valuable feature, please see Cited Reference Linking.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Culture and social structure
    • Demography and human biology
    • Economic development
    • Environmental interactions
    • Evaluation research
    • Family and social welfare
    • Health and medicine and law
    • History and theory of sociology
    • Management and complex organizations
    • Mass phenomena and political interactions
    • Methodology and research technology
    • Policy, planning, forecast and speculation
    • Radical sociology
    • Religion and science
    • Rural and urban sociology
    • Social development
    • Social differentiation
    • Social psychology and group interaction
    • Sociology of the arts, business, education
    • Studies in violence and power
    • Substance abuse and addiction
    • Welfare services
    • Women's studies
Dates of Coverage
    1952 - current
Update Frequency
    Monthly, with approximately 30,000 records added per year
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
Print Equivalent
    Sociological Abstracts, ISSN 0038-0202
    789 E. Eisenhower Parkway
    P.O. Box 1346
    Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
    Tel: +1-734-761-4700
Sample Record
    Database Sociological Abstracts
    Title Perceptions of Social Distance in an Ethnically Fluid Community
    Author Randall, Nancy Horak; Delbridge, Spencer
    Affiliation Dept Sociology, Wingate U, NC
    Source Sociological Spectrum, 2005, 25, 1, Jan-Feb, 103-122
    ISSN 0273-2173
    *Social Distance *Racial Differences *Racial Relations *Mexican Americans *Hispanic Americans *Whites *Black Americans North Carolina Suburbs
    Abstract Using a revised version of Bogardus' social distance scale, this research examines social distance toward other ethnic groups & races from the perspectives of Latinos, African Americans, & whites residing in an increasingly suburban NC county. Analyses indicate that blacks & whites report closer social distance to each other than to any other racial or ethnic group. Blacks express greater social distance toward Mexicans than do whites. Mexicans report greater social distance toward African Americans than toward whites. Willingness to marry members of other racial & ethnic groups mirror these same patterns. 5 Tables, 26 References. Adapted from the source document.
    Email Address
    Language   English
    Publication Year   2005
    Publication Type   Journal Article (aja)
    Country of Publication   United States
    Classification   0410 group interactions; social group identity & intergroup relations (groups based on race & ethnicity, age, & sexual orientation)
    Update   200504
    Accession Number   200505788
    References   1. Allport, Gordon. (1954). The Nature of Prejudice. New York: Doubleday.
      2. Bankston, Carl L. (2003). Immigrants in the New South: An Introduction. Sociological Spectrum, 23, 123-8.
      3. Bogardus, Emory S. (1925a). Social Distance and Its Origins. January-February, Journal of Applied Sociology, 216-26.
      4. Bogardus, Emory S. (1925b). Measuring Social Distances. Journal of Applied Sociology, 9, 299-308.
    Cited by 28
      5. Bogardus, Emory S. (1958). Racial Distance Changes in the United States During the Past Thirty Years. Sociology and Social Research, 43, 127-35.
    Abstract | Cited by 3
      6. Bogardus, Emory S. (1967). A Forty Year Racial Distance Study. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California.
    Cited by 3
      7. Condran, J G. (1979). Changes in White Attitudes Toward Blacks: 1963-1977. Public Opinion Quarterly, 43, 463-76.
    Abstract | Cited by 6
      8. Cover, J Daniel. (1995). The Effects of Social Contact on Prejudice. Journal of Social Psychology, 135, 403-5.
    Cited by 2
      9. Crull, Sue R & Bruton, Brent T (1979). Bogardus Social Distance in the 1970s. Sociology and Social Research, 63, 771-83.
    Abstract | Cited by 5
      10. Crull, Sue R & Bruton, Brent T (1985). Possible Decline in Tolerance Toward Minorities: Social Distance on a Midwest Campus. Sociology and Social Research, 70, 57-62.
    Abstract | Cited by 2
      11. Espenshade, Thomas J. (1995). "Unauthorized Immigration to the United States." Annual Review of Sociology 1995. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews.
    Cited by 2
      12. Hraba, Joseph, Radloff, Timothy & Gray-Ray, Phyllis (1999). A Comparison of Black and White Social Distance. Journal of Social Psychology, 139, 536-9.
    Abstract | Cited by 2
      13. Kleg, Milton & Yamamoto, Kaoru (1995). Ethnic and Racial Social Distance: Seven Decades Apart. Psychological Reports, 76, 65-6.
      14. Muir, Donal E & Muir, Leslie W (1988). Social Distance Between Deep-South Middle-School `Whites' and `Blacks'. Sociology and Social Research, 72, 177-80.
      15. Neal, Micki & Bohon, Stephanie A (2003). The Dixie Diaspora: Attitudes Toward Immigrants in Georgia. Sociological Spectrum, 23, 181-212.
      16. Owen, Carolyn A, Eisner, Howard C & McFaul, Thomas R (1981). A Half-Century of Social Distance Research: National Replication of the Bogardus' Studies. Sociology and Social Research, 66, 80-98.
    Abstract | Cited by 9
      17. Portes, Pedro R. (1999). Social and Psychological Factors in the Academic Achievement of Children of Immigrants: A Cultural Puzzle. American Research Educational Journal, 36, 489-507.
    Abstract | Cited by 6
      18. Sandefur, Gary D & Lam, Julie A (1985). The Distinction Between Social Distance and Stereotyping. Sociological Spectrum, 5, 245-54.
      19. Schaefer, Richard T. (1987). Social Distance of Black College Students at a Predominantly White University. Sociology and Social Research, 72, 30-2.
    Abstract | Cited by 2
      20. Schmid, Carol. (2003). Immigration and Asian and Hispanic Minorities in the New South: An Exploration of History, Attitudes, and Demographic Trends. Sociological Spectrum, 23, 129-57.
      21. Sparrow, Kathleen H & Chretien, David M (1993). The Social Distance Perceptions of Racial and Ethnic Groups by College Students: A Research Note. Sociological Spectrum, 13, 277-88.
    Abstract | Cited by 2
      22. Suro, Roberto. (1998). Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America. New York: Random House.
      23. Tuch, Steven A. (1988). Race Differences in the Antecedents of Social Distance Attitudes. Sociology and Social Research, 72, 181-4.
    Abstract | Cited by 4
      24. Tyson, Timothy B. (1999). Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
    Cited by 2
      25. Waters, Mary C & Eschbach, Karl (1995). Immigration and Ethnic and Racial Inequality in the United States. Annual Review of Sociology, 21, 419-46.
    Abstract | Cited by 12
      26. Weinfurt, Kevin P & Moghaddam, Fathali M (2001). Culture and Social Distance: A Case Study of Methodological Cautions. Journal of Social Psychology, 141, 101-10.
    Abstract | Cited by 2
Browsable Indexes
    A browsable index is an alphabetical listing of terms used in a specific field of a database. You can browse this list to see, for example, how authors' names are spelled and therefore can search all variants of the name. In CSA Sociological Abstracts, Browsable Indexes are available for the following fields:

    Journal Name
    Publication Type
Field Codes
    AB = Abstract LA = Language
    AF = Author Affiliation LC = Library of Congress Control Number
    AN = Accession Number NT = Notes
    AU = Author OC = Other Contributors
    CD = CODEN OT = Original Title
    CL = Classification PB = Publisher
    CP = Country of Publication PT = Publication Type
    DOI = Digital Object Identifier PY = Publication Year
    DE = Descriptors RE = References
    EA = Email Address RL = Resource Location
    IB = ISBN SO = Source
    ID = Identifiers TI = Title
    IS = ISSN UD = Update
    JN = Journal Name  

    This indicates the language(s) of the original source document. The following languages are indexed in Sociological Abstracts:

    Afrikaans Italian
    Arabic Japanese
    Bulgarian Korean
    Chinese Multilingual
    Czech Norwegian
    Danish Polish
    Dutch Portuguese
    English Romanian
    Esperanto Russian
    Finnish Serbo-Croatian with Cyrillic alphabet
    Flemish Serbo-Croatian with Roman alphabet
    French Slovak
    German Slovene
    Greek Spanish
    Hebrew Swedish
    Hungarian Turkish

    To search a particular language, you may formulate your search as follows:

    la=(Serbo-Croatian with Roman)

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    The data in this field identifies the general type of document. The publication types in CSA Sociological Abstracts are as follows:

    book review
    film review
    journal article
    software review