SA 210: Introduction to Power and Regulation of Self and Others (S)

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  • you could start with keyword search :
    • power AND theor* (use truncation symbol, "*" the asterisk,  for variations of a word ending)
    • (socio-cultural or sociocultural) dynamics
    • social stratification
    • social stratification and canad*
    • heterosexism and canad*
    • structural inequality
    • inequality
    • racial profiling
    • (poverty or poor) and (theor* or durkheim or parsons or weber)
    • citizenship and border*
    • mass media and (racism or representation)
    • mass media and (minorit* or immigrant* or aborig*)
    • mass media and power
    • representation and (add other concept words here)
    • governmentality
    •  volunteerism

Selected Subject Headings

  • From your list of titles that appear from keyword search (above), check their subject headings.
  • Try "subject" searches. Note: if you have a large list of titles, sort by "newest first" by pressing the "limit" icon. Some typical subject headings that may be helpful for this class include:





Mass Media

Poverty / Power / Social Classes / Inequality




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Journal articles

Have a look at our complete list of electronic article and citation databases to see the range of what's available to you.  Databases vary widely. Some provide you with full text articles, others with only citations, some with both. If the full text of the article is not available, however, most of the databases at SFU will give you the option to find the article either in print in the Library, in another electronic database or at another institution. Click on the "Where Can I Get This?" link in the citation. This process is described in greater detail in the "How to Find Journal Articles" tutorial.

  • Sociological Abstracts : Sociological aspects of twenty-nine broad topics, including anthropology, business, collective behaviour, community development, disaster studies, education, environmental studies, gender studies, gerontology, law and penology, marriage and family studies, medicine and health, racial interactions, social psychology, social work, sociological theory, stratification, substance abuse, urban studies, and violence.

  • CBCA Fulltext Reference - Covers Canadian topics including business, politics, literature, history and news events.

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete - Covers journals in the fields of communication, mass media studies, linguistics and film including full text for over 400 journals.


  • Social Theory: fulltext. ... database brings together an extensive range of influential writings......seminal works by such theorists as Harriet Martineau, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Max Weber, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Jürgen Habermas, Talcott Parsons, Michel Foucault and Jean Baudrillard.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 -- in-depth access to the published histories and records of women’s reform organizations throughout the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Selected Journals

Recommended by H. Kang. 

It is best to search for these journals through a database such as Sociological Abstracts.  If you wish to limit your search in these individual journals from within that database, try entering the "name of the journal" in the search box with the option of "Journal name, JN=" from the pulldown menu. 

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Selected Websites

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