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Sociology Library of Congress Classification

HM(1)-1281 Sociology
HM435-477 History of sociology. History of sociological theory
HM461-473 Schools of sociology. Schools of social thought
HM481-554 Theory. Method. Relations to other subjects
HM621-656 Culture
HM661-696 Social control
HM701 Social systems
HM706 Social structure
HM711-806 Groups and organizations
HM756-781 Community
HM786-806 Organizational sociology. Organization theory
HM811-821 Deviant behavior. Social deviance
HM826 Social institutions
HM831-901 Social change
HM1001-1281 Social psychology
HM1041-1101 Social perception. Social cognition including perception of the self and others, prejudices, stereotype
HM1106-1171 Interpersonal relations. Social behavior
HM1176-1281 Social influence. Social pressure
HN1-995 Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
HN30-39 The church and social problems
HN41-46 Community centers. Social centers
HN50-995 By region or country

HQ1-2044 The Family. Marriage. Women
HQ12-449 Sexual life
HQ19-30.7 Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality
HQ31-64 Sex instruction and sexual ethics
HQ71-72 Sexual deviations
HQ74-74.2 Bisexuality
HQ75-76.8 Homosexuality. Lesbianism
HQ77-77.2 Transvestism
HQ77.7-77.95 Transexualism
HQ79 Sadism. Masochism. Fetishism, etc.
HQ101-440.7 Prostitution
HQ447 Masturbation
HQ449 Emasculation. Eunuchs, etc.
HQ450-472 Erotica
HQ503-1064 The family. Marriage. Home
HQ750-755.5 Eugenics

HQ755.7-759.92 Parents. Parenthood including parent and child, husbands, fathers, wives, mothers
HQ760-767.7 Family size
HQ767.8-792.2 Children. Child development including child rearing, child life, play, socialization, children's rights
HQ793-799.2 Youth. Adolescents. Teenagers
HQ799.5-799.9 Young men and women
HQ799.95-799.97 Adulthood
HQ800-800.4 Single people
HQ801-801.83 Man-woman relationships. Courtship. Dating
HQ802 Matrimonial bureaus. Marriage brokerage
HQ802.5 Matrimonial advertisements
HQ803 Temporary marriage. Trial marriage. Companionate marriage
HQ804 Breach of promise
HQ805 Desertion
HQ806 Adultery
HQ811-960.7 Divorce
HQ961-967 Free love
HQ981-996 Polygamy
HQ997 Polyandry
HQ998-999 Illegitimacy. Unmarried mothers

HQ1001-1006 The state and marriage
HQ1051-1057 The church and marriage
HQ1058-1058.5 Widows and widowers. Widowhood
HQ1060-1064 Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement
HQ1073-1073.5 Thanatology. Death. Dying
HQ1075-1075.5 Sex role
HQ1088-1090.7 Men
HQ1101-2030.7 Women. Feminism
HQ1871-2030.7 Women's clubs
HQ2035-2039 Life skills. Coping skills. Everyday living skills
HQ2042-2044 Life style

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