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1laena
Feb 23, 2009, 11:47am Top

combined: Includes works written from a sociological viewpoint. Use FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS for works written to help people deal with issues involving child rearing or relationships.

2Rivendell
Mar 17, 2009, 5:00pm Top

Does this include Archaeology? My view is that Archaeology does not fit here (e.g. Roman Pottery from the Colonia 2: General Accident and Rougier Street). But if not here where? I would still push for a top level category "The Past" to include both History and Archaeology

3conners
Mar 20, 2009, 10:43am Top

Please check out this thread (http://www.librarything.com/topic/60594) for a link to the new OSC blog and a call for specific volunteer involvement. Thanks!

4theoria
Mar 20, 2009, 12:20pm Top

Why are two disciplines with distinct histories and largely distinct "objects" of analysis lumped together?

5comfypants
Apr 10, 2009, 4:17pm Top

Since no one else has given a stab at this one yet, I'll try. I'm basically just making some edits to BISAC. I don't know much about either of these fields.

Anthropology > General
Anthropology > Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology > Physical Anthropology
Anthropology > Archaeology
Sociology > General
Sociology > Methodology
Sociology > Statistics
Sociology > Demography
Sociology > Rural
Sociology > Urban
Sociology > Social Issues
Sociology > Customs & Traditions
Sociology > Ethnic Studies
Sociology > Minority Studies
Sociology > Feminism
Sociology > Gender Studies
Sociology > LGBT Studies
Sociology > Social Classes
Sociology > Children & Development
Sociology > Marriage & Family
Sociology > Death & Dying
Sociology > Media Studies
Sociology > Criminology
Sociology > Penology
Sociology > Social Work

I assumed that Women's Studies and Men's Studies are part of Gender Studies; correct me if I'm wrong.

Some other BISAC subcategories I skipped, for consideration: "Agriculture & Food," "Black Studies," "Philanthropy & Charity," "Developing Countries," "Disasters & Disaster Relief," "Emigration & Immigration," "Freemasonry," "Future Studies," "Gerontology," "Handicapped," "Holidays (non-religious)," "Human Geography," "Human Services" (what?), "Popular Culture," "Pornography" (in Social Issues?), "Regional Studies," "Research" (presumably in with relevant subtopics), "Slavery," "Social History," "Sociology of Religion," "Sociology of Sports," "Violence in Society," "Volunteer Work"

Clearly I agree with message 4 that Anthropology and Sociology have no reason to be intermingled.

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