macrosociology

(noun) Large-scale sociological analysis of long-term social processes such as institutions, social structures, social systems, and whole societies.

Example: Studying social revolutions such as in Theda Skocpol’s (1947) States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China (1979).

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How to Cite the Definition of Macrosociology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “macrosociology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/macrosociology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

macrosociology. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/macrosociology/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “macrosociology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/macrosociology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“macrosociology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/macrosociology/>.