Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 34


Jared A. Jaworski  (Editor)

Series: Advances in Sociology Research

BISAC: SOC000000

This compilation consists of seven chapters, each dealing with a particular recent advancement in the field of sociology. The first chapter looks at fashion and investigates three pre-modern empires to determine whether these societies incorporated a system of fashion or proto-fashion. The second chapter focuses on sexual harassment in the hospitality industry and attempts to explain the phenomenon as well as offer recommendations from experts for deterring the problem. The third chapter includes a study that examines how supportive parent-child attachment and at-risk status of female youths contribute to positive self-concept and delinquency. Chapter Four discusses the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on its impact on human development in developing countries. In Chapter Five, the authors compare the attitudes of students from China, Russia, India, and the United States regarding the issue of doping in sports. Chapter Six describes the development of distributive justice theories in the social sciences from the early 1960s until present times. Finally, Chapter Seven provides a systematic summary of the characteristics and key findings of social support research in online health communities.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Is Fashion Universal? Towards a Sociology of Proto-Fashion.
(David Inglis, Anna-Mari Almila and Hang Kei Ho – Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, et al.)

Chapter 2. Understanding and Managing Sexual Harassment in the Hospitality Industry
(Joseph “Mick” La Lopa – School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, US)

Chapter 3. Self-Concept and Delinquency of Adolescent Girls at Risk: A Comparative and Moderated-Mediating Approach
(Jerf W. K. Yeung and Tae Yeun Kim – Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, et al.)

Chapter 4. Individual Substantive Freedom and COVID-19: The Crucial Role of Instrumental Freedom in Sustaining Development amidst a Global Pandemic
(Gerry Arambala and Rhiza Mae D. Arambala – Chair Philosophy Department, La Salle University-Ozamiz, Philippines, Calamba, Misamis Occidental Philippines, et al.)

Chapter 5. Sports Public and the Problem of Doping: A Comparative Study of Student Attitudes in China, Russia, India, and USA
(Mikhail V. Sinyutin, Aleksandr S. Gonashvili, Junkai Jin, Sanjay Tewari and Emese Ivan – Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Sociological Institute of Russian Academy of Science, Saint Petersburg, Russia, et al.)

Chapter 6. Distributive Justice Theory in the Social Sciences: A Look Over Time
(Clara Sabbagh – University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel)

Chapter 7. Social Support and Online Health Communities (OHCs): A Systematic Review
(Leilei Xu, Jerf W. K. Yeung and Andrew Yiu Tsang Low – Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)


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