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SOSLA2.4 Social Institutions and Practices/ ISSS 6 op

General description

A book exam, an essay or a thematic seminar advancing the basic studies in Sociology.

Learning outcomes

To introduce students to the study and social institutions and practices.


The approaches of the books on the list are different from each other and they analyse institutions and organisations on micro and macro levels, through qualitative and quantitative methods, and both theoretically and empirically.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Literature examination on a general examination day. Essay option must be discussed with the teacher beforehand. The availability of thematic seminars varies yearly.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Select four books from the following:

1. Arminen: Institutional Interaction. Ashgate 2005;

2. Latour: We have never been modern. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993;

3. Maynard: Bad News, Good News. The Uni­versity of Chicago Press 2003;

4. Ritzer: McDonaldization. Sage 1996;

5. MacKenzie: Material markets. Oxford University Press 2009;

6. Sennett: The corrosion of character: the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism. Norton 1998.

Belongs to following study modules

Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Sociology (Sosiologia/ISSS)
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö