A community discussion in West Java, Indonesia

People looking at an instructor in an outdoor classroom

Undergraduate students in DSOC 3050 - Education, Inequality, and Development

Three students in a lecture hall

Traditional farming techniques in Pakistan

Rural farm fields and village buildings, with mountains in the background

A graduate student and research assistants in Uganda

People standing in front of a bus

Welcome

The Department of Development Sociology offers a unique program profile unmatched by any other department of sociology in the nation.

We conduct theoretical and applied research, teaching, and outreach on the causes, dynamics, and consequences of social, cultural, political and economic change.

The department offers degree programs for undergraduate and graduate studies. The department also houses several outreach and extension programs and institutes that link the department to the Cornell community and off-campus organizations engaged in rural, community and international development. Learn more

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Why Young People Aren't Keeping Up: From the Joneses to the Kardashians

Youth in France protest changes to unemployment benefits
Published: 
Jun 6, 2016
The Conversation, June 5, 2016: Across the world, the current generation of youth has been remarkably active in mobilizing against inequality. From the Arab Spring and the global Occupy movement to many political campaigns across the world, young people are often at the forefront of the fight. Read more

Handbook of Rural Studies

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies
Published: 
May 28, 2016
Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies
Edited by Mark Shucksmith and David L. Brown
Series: Routledge International Handbooks Read more