This is ideal for helping users find the appropriate word or words for computer searches in the humanities, social sciences, and business. The second edition has added more than 9,000 entries to the first edition's extensive list. Now, the Thesaurus contains almost 21,000 search entries! New or expanded areas include broader coverage of business terms and humanities-including arts literature, philosophy, religion, and music.
This distinguished reference work is much more than a lexicon or ordinary dictionary. Each essay, complete with bibliographical references, presents a selective and critical discussion of some issue fundamental to sociology. Synthesizing American, British, French, and German, taken together these contributions provide a coherent and sophisticated critique of the sociological tradition.
Oxford's Dictionary of Sociology, Second Edition is the most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of sociology available in a single volume. Designed to meet the needs of those new to the subject, this fully updated and revised wide-ranging reference will also be invaluable to more advanced students and professionals.
Written by a sociologist who is also an accomplished writer and teacher, this is a dictionary of sociology aimed primarily at students, but it will also be of use to professionals looking for an introduction to core concepts outside their areas of expertise.
This Encyclopedia is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. It comprises 4,000 articles, commissioned by 52 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.
Winner of the 1993 Dartmouth Medal, this classic reference has been updated to reflect many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years. Articles covering core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion have been updated and expanded, and completely new articles have been written on topics such as the Internet, privacy and epidemiology.
Written by an international team of contributors, the Encyclopedia offers a global perspective on the key issues with the social sciences. Some 500 entries cover a variety of enduring and newly vital areas of study and research methods. This authoritative reference work is aimed at anyone with a serious interest in contemporary academic thinking about the individual in society.
Covering a variety of disciplines -- biology, medicine, economics, law psychology, sociology and history -- the Encyclopedia of Aging also explores related issues such as religion, spirituality, and ethics. Also includes a topical outline, primary source documents, addresses, Web sites and an index. Coverage Dates: - 2002
The Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development breaks new ground as a continuously updated and timely reference work for students, educators, researchers and professionals. This three volume work is divided into major conceptual areas of child development: Learning, Behavior, and Emotions; offers extensive internal cross referencing and includes references and suggested works in most entries. Coverage Dates: - present
Provides a comprehensive survey of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States. Includes articles ranging from short biographical entries to longer essays surveying topics such as the Stonewall riots, federal law and policy, same sex institutions, and AIDS.
Coverage Dates: - 2004
This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.
Women and Social Movements in the United States (Scholar’s Edition) brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies documenting the multiplicity of women's activism in American public life. Thousands of pages of materials provide in-depth access to the published histories and records of women's organizations throughout the United States. Also included are documented projects on a broad range of topics, with footnotes to introductory material, annotations of primary documents, a bibliography, and a list of related Web links.The Scholar’s Edition includes Notable American Women and a 90,000 page archive from the Commissions on the Status of Women.
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Like sociology itself, Sociology Basics is broad in scope. Its 90 articles examine topics from fourteen fields, which are summarized in the Category List at the back of volume 2. Under the heading of "Culture," for example, readers will find articles on "Cultural Norms and Sanctions," "Culture and Language," "Culture: Material and Expressive Culture," "Subcultures and Countercultures," and "Values and Value Systems." Twenty-three articles fall under the heading of "Major Social Institutions." They include topics on capitalism, class, democracy and politics, economics, education, family, and religion. [An OSU e-book.]
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The Annual Review of Sociology, in publication since 1975, covers the significant developments in the field of Sociology. Topics covered in the journal include major theoretical and methodological developments as well as current research in the major subfields. Review chapters typically cover social processes, institutions and culture, organizations, political and economic sociology, stratification, demography, urban sociology, social policy, historical sociology, and major developments in sociology in other regions of the world.
First published in 1935, The Handbook of Social Psychology was the first major reference work to cover the field of social psychology. The field has since evolved and expanded tremendously, and in each subsequent edition, The Handbook of Social Psychology is still the foremost reference that academics, researchers, and graduate students in psychology turn to for the most current, well-researched, and thorough information covering the field of social psychology. This two-volume Fifth Edition continues the tradition of representing the full field from neuron to nation.
The scope of the volume is vast and, overall, the Handbook amounts to an almost encyclopaedic reference text for scholars of environmental questions across the social sciences, be they in sociology, geography, political science or wherever. It consists of over 30 specially commissioned essays by leading scholars from around the world. These original essays examine a wide range of environmental issues in the developed and developing world as well as formerly centrally planned countries to present a truly international perspective.
Representing the best thinking from top scholars from around the world, the new edition continues the book's tradition of synthesizing an existing literature, defining the present, and shaping the future of qualitative research. The editors and contributors address issues of social justice and examine how people's struggles can inform public issues and in turn be transformed into social policy. Their writings are underpinned by a critical framework, and they are committed to addressing issues of inequality. As with previous editions, their aim is to show how the practices of qualitative research can effect change in the world in positive ways.