Examining the Definition of Astrosociology

  title={Examining the Definition of Astrosociology},
  author={Jim Pass},
  pages={27 - 6}
  • J. Pass
  • Published 8 April 2011
  • Sociology
  • Astropolitics
A void has existed within the social sciences for over fifty years since the launch of the first Sputnik satellite in October 1957. This void delineates the boundaries of a missing field, a discipline capable of focusing on the relationship between social life and outer space. It is true that social scientists have pursued space issues over the last thirty years or so. As individuals, they have participated in the areas of search for extraterrestrial intelligence research, astrobiology, space… 

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  • J. Pass
  • Sociology
    Mars Exploration - a Step Forward
  • 2020
This chapter focuses on the importance and need to focus much more strongly on the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and arts regarding the study of space issues, and Mars issues

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The Sociology of SETI: An Astrosociological Perspective

  • Sociology
  • 2005
Throughout the space age, the social sciences, and especially sociology, demonstrated a strong reluctance to address human behavior and societal issues related to space. The American larger culture

The Great Divide: Sociology and Aerospace,'' presented at the California Sociological Association Annual (CSA) Conference

    Inaugural Essay: The Definition and Relevance of Astrosociology in the Twenty-First Century (Part Two: Relevance of Astrosociology as a

    • New Subfield of Astrosociology)

    An Astrosociological Perspective,’’ unpublished proceedings of Contact Conference 2005, Mountain View, California, p

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    • 2011

    NASA, 2007)

    • A few sociologists, anthropologists, and social psychologists also took the initiative in contrast to their mainstream disciplines. See, for example, B. J. Bluth, Sociology and Space Development. http://www.astrosociology.org/Library/PDF/ Sociology%20and%20Space%20Development.pdf (accessed January 2
    • 1996