Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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J Society and Social Sciences
Use all J* codes for: specialist and some general adult titles, but see also V* codes for practical approaches to many topics. Use all J* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate. In J* use the most appropriate code(s) available, as many social sciences are broad topics that can have many alternative terms or names
JB Society and culture: general
Use all JB* codes for: both general and academic works on social topics. Use with: JH* codes for sociology textbooks and other specialist works as appropriate.
See also: VFV* Relationships and families: advice and issues and its subcategories
JBF Social and ethical issues
See also: PDR Impact of science and technology on society, QDTQ Ethics and moral philosophy, RNT Social impact of environmental issues
JBFA Social discrimination and equal treatment
Use for: works about various forms of discrimination, about equality or inequality, about prejudice based on a person’s identity and also about measures to address these issues, such as diversity and inclusion policies, positive discrimination, work on unconscious bias. Use with: other JB* categories, or other subject codes and Qualifiers to denote specific forms of discrimination, e.g. with JBSF* codes for sexism or discrimination based on gender, QRAM9 plus 5PG* codes for discrimination based on religion, JBSJ plus 5PS* codes for discrimination based on sexual orientation etc
JBFA1 Racism and racial discrimination
Class here: institutional racism, xenophobia. Use for: works about discrimination and prejudice based on skin colour, race or ethnic origin, or prejudices based on the perception that someone is foreign or from outside the community, and issues of inequality and discrimination, as well as measures to address racism

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