BISAC Subject Headings List

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For subheadings that overlap those in the FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS section, use subjects in this section for works written from a sociological viewpoint and use subjects in the FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS section for works written to help people deal with issues involving child rearing or relationships.

Use "SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology" for works discussing the causes, detection, and prevention of crime and use subjects in the TRUE CRIME section for historical works and/or works primarily intended for the general public.

Use "SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work" for works of an instructional, theoretical, or historical nature and use "POLITICAL SCIENCE/ Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare" for works dealing with government administration of social programs.

SOC000000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / General

SOC046000  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Abortion & Birth Control

SOC072000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Activism & Social Justice

                       SOCIAL SCIENCE / African American & Black Studies see Ethnic Studies / American / African American & Black Studies

                       SOCIAL SCIENCE / African Diaspora see Black Studies (Global)

SOC055000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food (see also POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Agriculture & Food Policy)

SOC002000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General

SOC002010   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social

SOC002020   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Physical

SOC003000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology

SOC068000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Biracial & Multiracial Studies

SOC056000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global)

SOC061000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Body Language & Nonverbal Communication

SOC067000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Capital Punishment

                       SOCIAL SCIENCE / Charity see Philanthropy & Charity

SOC047000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Children's Studies

SOC058000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Conspiracy Theories

SOC004000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology

SOC008000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / General

SOC008010   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / African Studies

SOC069000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / American / General

SOC001000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / American / African American & Black Studies

SOC043000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / American / Asian American & Pacific Islander Studies

SOC008080   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / American / European American Studies

SOC044000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / American / Hispanic & Latino Studies

                       SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / American / Native American Studies see Native American Studies

SOC008020   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / Asian Studies

SOC008030   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / Australian & Oceanian Studies

SOC008040   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / Canadian Studies

SOC008050   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / Caribbean & Latin American Studies

SOC008060   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / European Studies

SOC008070   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / Middle Eastern Studies

SOC005000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions

SOC036000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying

SOC006000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography

SOC042000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing & Emerging Countries

                       SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disabled see People with Disabilities

SOC040000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief

SOC031000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination

SOC057000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues

SOC074000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Diversity & Multiculturalism *

SOC007000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration

SOC041000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnology see Anthropology / Cultural & Social

SOC010000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory

SOC011000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology

SOC038000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Freemasonry & Secret Societies

SOC037000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Future Studies

SOC032000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies

SOC013000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Handicapped see People with Disabilities

SOC014000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Holidays (non-religious)

                       SOCIAL SCIENCE / Homosexuality see headings under LGBTQ+ Studies

SOC015000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography

SOC016000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Services

SOC065000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Sexuality (see also PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality)

SOC073000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Trafficking

                      SOCIAL SCIENCE / Immigration see Emigration & Immigration

SOC075000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island Studies *

SOC062000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies

SOC048000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies

SOC049000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies

SOC064000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBTQ+ Studies / General

SOC064010   SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBTQ+ Studies / Bisexual Studies

SOC012000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBTQ+ Studies / Gay Studies

SOC017000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBTQ+ Studies / Lesbian Studies

SOC064020   SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBTQ+ Studies / Transgender Studies

SOC052000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies

SOC018000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies

SOC019000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Methodology

SOC020000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies

SOC021000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Native American Studies

SOC030000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology

SOC029000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / People with Disabilities

SOC033000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Philanthropy & Charity

SOC022000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture

SOC034000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Pornography

SOC045000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness

SOC063000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Privacy & Surveillance (see also POLITICAL SCIENCE / Privacy & Surveillance)

SOC059000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Prostitution & Sex Trade

SOC070000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Race & Ethnic Relations

SOC023000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Reference

SOC066000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Refugees

SOC053000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies

SOC024000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Research

SOC060000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sexual Abuse & Harassment

SOC054000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery

SOC050000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social History see HISTORY / Social History

SOC025000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work

SOC026000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General

SOC026010   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family

SOC026020   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural

SOC026040   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Social Theory

SOC026030   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban

SOC039000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion

                     SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Sports see SPORTS & RECREATION / Cultural & Social Aspects

SOC027000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Statistics

SOC071000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Technology Studies

                      SOCIAL SCIENCE / Thanatology see Death & Dying

SOC051000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society

SOC035000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Volunteer Work

SOC028000   SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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