Выделение актуальных тематик в социологии: взгляд сквозь призму анализа сети цитирований
The work attempts to highlight the key topics in the sociology of 20th – early 21st centuries by analyzing publications which appeared in ten leading general sociology journals in the English language. The study is based on a quantitative paradigm and analyzes bibliographic information on Web of Science publications (more than 23 thousand). The data collected served to build a network of citations between publications. Using the network analysis metrics and key-route main path algorithm the authors identify the publications with the highest number of citations which can be considered as the most significant for the authors of the selected journals. The article also traces the connections between the publications and highlights the topics relevant and dominant in a particular area are relevant and dominant in a particular area of sociology in a particular time frame.