Wikipedia:Requested articles/Social sciences

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  • Castillo de Coca - es:Castillo de Coca
  • Cobb Institute of Archaeology - mentioned on the Cully Cobb page; one of the only endowed archaeological institutes in North America; established in 1971; focused on research in the Middle East and Southeastern United States; includes research and teaching labs, classrooms, a museum, and a cultural resource management office and archaeological curation facility; [20]; [21]
  • Farfán archaeological site (req. 2015-02-22)- a Chimu provincial center; [22]; [23];
  • GE Mound[24];[dead link] also mentioned in a reference in archaeology
  • Nirgul tablet - a relief (Sassanid?) featuring Greco-Roman and Mesopotamian motifs; once kept in the Mosul Museum; now destroyed during the ISIS occupation; featured in BBC article on 3D digital reconstruction([25]); Project Mosul website seems to have some errors [26]
  • origins of civilization - this is a request to synthesize the literature written on the topic of the origins of civilization and the rise of the state; this is not included in the civilization article
  • Pakharay - a Pashtoon area in Afghanistan
  • paleoradiology - the study of ancient mummies, etc. using radiologic technology
  • Kharaneh IV – Palaeolithic site in eastern Jordan [27][28][29][30]
  • The three human lineages - Talmud of Jmmanuel (
  • Volosovo culture - A hunter-gatherer culture of what is now northern Russia in the 3rd millenium BCE. Mentioned in articles on the Corded Ware horizon and Fatyanovo-Balanovo culture. David W. Anthony claims that the Finno-Ugric languages come out of the Volosovo culture.
  • World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) (The World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) was launched in 2007 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in a drive to build within Japan “globally visible” research centers that boast a very high research standard and outstanding research environment, sufficiently attractive to prompt frontline researchers from around the world to want to work in them. These centers are given a high degree of autonomy, allowing them to virtually revolutionize conventional modes of research operation and administration in Japan.) (
  • Khatt Shebib - an ancient wall that extended 93 miles (150 kilometers) in Jordan (

Musée archéologique de Dijon - an archeological museum in Dijon, France. A French language page is extant, but none in English.( Linked to in Claus Sluter wiki page

  • Bear Gulch Ranch — Location of vast numbers of well-preserved historic Native American Pictographs & Petroglyphs near Lewistown, Montana. [31], [32], (a google search will find much more)

Archaeology by Country


  • Egami - Is a Japanese surname.
  • Okuno - Is a Japanese surname.
  • Kurosu - Is a Japanese surname.
  • Onozuka - Is a Japanese surname.




  • Oral skill (The necesary ability or abilities which allows a person to speak correctly and in a way someone else can understand clearly)


  • palatal vocalization – a phonological process in which a labial consonant is replaced with a glide or vowel
  • party pally – invented and defined by the Balkan Rally as a banger rally which visits a range of performing arts throughout its journey
  • pasingan - a Malaysian word translated to English "round" by google..but wasn't sure which definition of "round" it applied to, i.e., round as in shape or round as in sporting event match
  • personhood (linguistics) – Personhood is a noun class(grammatical gender) recognised in some languages
  • Qualitative research in Criminology (to match the article on quantitative and point out the differences) ( and
  • reference grammar - a work which fully describes an individual language's grammar
  • Russian grammar - grammatical cases
  • Spoopy - a slang word derived from a misspelling on a Halloween decoration from 2014; [40]; [41]
  • stop shortening – a phonological process in which a long consonant is reduced to a single consonant
  • stress shift/stress retraction/iambic reversal/rhythm rule
  • syntactician - an individual working in or associated with the study of syntax within the field of linguistics
  • Texan Spanish - the unique form of Spanish that is spoken by Tejanos in Texas; it is debated among linguists whether it is a dialect or its own language; many non-linguists and laypeople insist it a bastardization of English and Spanish
  • Understanding Computers and Cognition – a 1987 book by Terry Winograd and Fernando Flores; a great arch from philosophy of language to computer design; outlines classic language theory and shows how its language-is-to-describe-objective-reality paradigm fails to provide a useful foundation for applied artificial intelligence; then proposes an alternative perspective on language as a means of communication and coordination among social biological beings "being in the world", based on works of Gadamer, Maturana and Heidegger; results in an outline of computer software design that will support such real-life communication
  • vocalization (linguistics) – a phonological process in which a sound, often labial or lateral, is replaced with a glide or vowel
  • Xelbet Script - a script invented by Alex Gomex to write Spanish and English; [42]
  • You Don't Say? Campaign - Duke University's viral photo project featured on CNN, HLN, Upworthy, and The Huffington Post about language offensive to sexual and gender minorities; [43]; [44];[45]; [46]
  • zalgo text – electronic text augmented with artistic stacks of combining diacritical marks; [47]

Military and military history

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Requests for articles about politics and government are on a separate page, and should be added there.


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To the best of my fractured understanding, it has to do with mass hysteria and vigilantism. Coincidentally, it may even be related to gang stalking, that I now find referred to below.
Bücher Effect is all over the Internet—in German. And English? I actually paged down in Google to find something about the Bücher Effect in English, but to no effect whatsoever.
The Bücher Effect is in the air. And we need to find out about it.
I could translate French to English, but not German. Surely someone on staff should at least look into it.
Thank you for your attention. C-U RPCV (talk) 18:45, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Carceral feminism - “Carceral Feminism” is the blending of sex, gender, and carceral politics, that is, feminist social justice work achieved via the threat of incarceration. The term is first defined in the 2007 article “The Sexual Politics of ‘New Abolitionism’” by Barnard College professor Elizabeth Bernstein as “the commitment of abolitionist feminist activists to a law and order agenda” ("Sexual Politics" 143), with “abolitionist” referring to anti-trafficking efforts by evangelicals and secular feminist activists whose discourse compares modern day “sexual slavery” to the transatlantic slave trade. Bernstein primarily discusses carceral feminism as it relates to anti-trafficking campaigns and discourse, which often treat “social justice as criminal justice, and of punitive systems of control as the best motivational deterrents for men’s bad behavior” ("Militarized Humanitarianism" 58). Much of the global conversation on anti-trafficking efforts revolves around criminalizing and decriminalizing aspects of sex work in order to best curtail the sex trafficking industry, rather than address the social and economic factors that put women and children at risk of becoming victims of trafficking. This pulls focus away from the neoliberal institutions (such as big businesses and the police themselves), and “the responsibility for slavery is shifted from structural factors and dominant institutions onto individual, deviant men” ("Sexual Politics" 144). Feminists have joined forces with evangelical activists and law makers in order to push punitive approaches to humanitarian causes, under the guise of working towards gender equality and protecting family values.

Sources: Bernstein, Elizabeth. 2007. "The Sexual Politics of 'New Abolitionism.'" differences, 18(3): 128-151. Bernstein, Elizabeth. 2010. " Militarized Humanitarianism Meets Carceral Feminism: The Politics of Sex, Rights, and Freedom in Contemporary Antitrafficking Campaigns." Signs, 36(1): 45-72.

  • Donohue & Levitt Hypothesis A theory that links a markable decrease in youth crime to the legalization of abortion some 15-20 years earlier (PDF) Tavernsenses (talk) 11:05, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Exchange structuralism theoretical concept
  • gang stalking - requests a separate, neutral article on the subject of the "gang-stalking" community. Definition / The claim of persecution and harassment / a list of books written by alleged victims [48] / news articles related to the subject covering both sides [49], expert opinions which are split whether these claims are real or not as shown in the example article / Please do not include unverified theories, blogs, personal pages, etc...
  • Functional imperativism theoretical concept
  • Institute for the Study of Nonviolence - founded by pacifist folksinger Joan Baez in California
  • PIE Performance Image Exposure - request for an article written around the corporate success acronym PIE
  • Porto Maravilho Project - an urban-renewal Mega-project currently underway in Rio de Janeiro; planned as part of the improvements to the city in anticipation for hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics; notable since it is directly related to an international event that will be attended and viewed by many people; project has sociological significance because the government and Olympic organizing committee have claimed it will benefit the residents living there as well as the city as a whole;([50]) academic researchers and activists claim that the project will only benefit the rich residents living south and north of the port zone, the construction companies, and the government; also, there have been reports of favela (aka an informal settlement or slum) residents being evicted by the Municipal Housing Secretary and having their homes condemned for demolition based on "natural disaster risk assessments" and to make way for construction projects for little to no compensation; [51]; [52]; [53]
  • RADAR key and National Key Scheme (uniform keys that open up toilet facilities for disabled people across the UK) ([54])
  • Russian youth - Russian youth and their culture
  • White Cape Verdeans
  • White Gabonians
  • Sociology in Japan - definitely vital. I'm very surprised that English Wikipedia has sociology in China, Russia, Poland and Turkey, but not this article. See [55]
  • Stop Education Discrimination Against Iranians (SEDAI campaign)

This is a campaign started in May 2014 in Norway following the restrictions for university admission and resident permit of Iranian students in technical field with justification of UN sanctions and domestic export control. It was triggered when Hamideh Kaffash, an Iranian PhD student at NTNU, was expelled from the country after one year of researcher over the fear of transferring knowledge for WMD development. She sued the Norwegian government later in 2015. Some references: BBC UniversitetsAvisa (student Newspaper in Trondheim, Norway) StudVest (Student newspaper in Bergen, Norway) NRK (Norwegian national broadcasting corporation) OpenDemocracy

  • Videovoice (

Sociology people

  • Elizabeth Bernstein - Elizabeth Bernstein is an American sociologist and associate professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology at Barnard College, Columbia University, whose teachings and research focues on themes of sexuality and the state, sexual commerce, and the sociology of the body, sex, and gender. Bernstein joined the faculty at Barnard in 2002. Bernstein coined the term “carceral feminism,” which refers to the use of criminalization and incarceration in the name of feminist aims.

She has been published in numerous academic journals, including Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Third World Quarterly, Theory and Society, and The Scholar and Feminist Online. She also wrote the 2007 book, Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex, co-edited the book Regulating Sex: the Politics of Intimacy and Identity with Laurie Schaffner, and has a forthcoming book entitled Brokered Subjects: Sex Trafficking and the Politics of Freedom.

She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Jennie Brand - Sociology professor at UCLA. Been published in the Annual Review of Sociology, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, and American Sociological Review, among others. Looks like her work has received some attention as well ([56])
  • Felicia Pratto - Prof. Pratto’s research addresses the processes and consequences of inequality. Thus, her work is known in social psychology, political psychology, and related disciplines. Her research has addressed a variety of real-world issues, including race- and sex- discrimination in hiring, prejudice against lesbians, gay men, and immigrants, violations of International Humanitarian Law in war-time, terrorism and counter-terrorism, and the Arab uprisings. She uses a wide variety of research methods, from interactive games, to lab and field experiments, to international surveys and comparative studies (which compare different societies systematically). She is co-author of the book Social Dominance, and more recently, of Power Basis Theory.
  • Nitza M. Hidalgo - notable for his educational theory re. the three levels of culture; [57]; [58]
  • Logan Levkoff - notable for...</voice in human sexuality education/sexology>
  • Barry Sandywell - sociologist particularly concerned with sociological issues in philosophy and visual culture; [59]; [60]; [61]; Sandywell is cited in 11 places in Wikipedia ([62])
  • Robin Williams (sociologist) - sociologist known for identifying 12 cultural values of the U.S. in 1965 (achievement and success, individualism, activity and work, efficiency and practicality, science and technology, progress, material comfort, humanitarianism, freedom, democracy, racism and group superiority, and equality); another sociologist, James M. Henslin, suggested that education, religion and romantic love be added to the list; possibly related to Robin M. Williams Jr., another sociologist in a similar field; articles found about Williams Jr. do not mention the values

Cultural practices, customs and folkways


Feminism and women's studies


Folklore and folkloristics

  • Urban Legends Newsgroup alt.folklore.urban (This crowdsourced engine devoted to separating fact from falsehood preceded the world wide web and gave rise to One of the largest of the newsgroups, its participants developed a complex set of mores.)

Identity politics

Other social and cultural issues


communities to use when considering the interface between the criminal justice and mental health systems as they address concerns about criminalization of people with mental illness.

  • I've been exploring wikipedia, and found that we have a few stubby articles like Stereotypes of Argentines.. and that got me thinking: how about an article on Stereotypes of countries/Country stereotypes?? There's an awesome source at The Guardian, which then splits off into 6 articles on Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain. These sources are particularly good as they don't just state and explain the stereotypes, they also say how close they are to the actual situation in the country. This subject is very fascinating, and would love to get stuck in, however I do feel that you guys would be a lot better at putting this article together than I. Perhaps instead an article entitled National stereotypes - GoogleBooks seems to have a wealth of info on this topic.
Some useful sources: [92]; [93]; [94]; [95]; [96]; [97]; [98]; [99]; Yanko Tsvetkov's stereotype maps, seen here, and here.--Coin945 (talk) 17:03, 19 November 2012 (UTC)




Fraternal organizations

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)

  • I'd like a way to compare different "gay libel" cases that have been lodged, from Oscar Wilde to Tom Cruise to Liberace to Robbie Williams. I'm considering making a category, but the category name Gay Libel Cases seems anachronistic since the word "gay" wasn't used that way in Wilde's time. I'm also expecting pushback on linking gay libel cases which involved people later outed, like Oscar Wilde and Liberace, with gay libel cases involving straight people, like Tom Cruise and Robbie Williams. What do people think would be the best wording for a category like this to avoid offense & also avoid an overly long Category name? Markwiki (talk) 00:04, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Popular culture

  • -ster - a suffix added to names to make them sound "cutesy." Similar to the -kun and -chan suffixes in Japanese honorifics
  • Battle of Quebec (sports) - the sports rivalry between Montreal and Quebec City in the province of Quebec, especially in ice hockey
  • living landmark (req. 2016-07-27) - [134]
  • living legend (person) (req. 2016-07-27) - Library of Congress Living Legend
  • - A popular website featuring demotivational posters a notable internet phenomena. According to google trends, searches for the keyword motivationals have been dramatically rising since the website creation. before that, the keyword did not exist.


  • wedding superstition - commonly known topic that needs a stand-alone article; [135][136]; [137]; [138]

Organized crime by country

Criminal proceeds amounted to 3.6% of global GDP in 2009. (


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