Social Sciences

Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy

Alternative Titles
United States environmental policy
CQ Press guide to U.S. environmental policy
Description

Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy provides the analytical connections showing readers how issues and actions are translated into public policies and persistent institutions for resolving or managing environmental conflict in the U.S. The guide highlights a complex decision-making cycle that requires the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry to achieve a comprehensive approach to environmental protection. The book's topical, operational, and relational essays address development of U.S. environmental policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer environmental policies, and the challenges of balancing conservation and preservation against economic development, the ongoing debates related to turning environmental concerns into environmental management, and the role of the U.S. in international organizations that facilitate global environmental governance. Ed. by Sally K. Fairfax and Edmund Russell.

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Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41995
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Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences

Description

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences not only conveys a clear sense of how philosophy looks at the social sciences, but also marks out a detailed picture of how the two disciplines are interrelated. The encyclopedia brings forward the ways in which philosophical understanding throws light on the social sciences and, in particular, on their central concepts or key themes, and explores the ways in which each of the different social-scientific subdisciplines handles such concepts and themes by exhibiting diverse responses to the philosophical analysis of its methods. Includes newer efforts to link the traditional branches of philosophy and the social sciences via developments in the area of cognition, such as evolutionary psychology and genetics and evolutionary political science. Topics of the 402 entries include philosophy and anthropology, philosophy and economics, and philosophy and politics. Ed. by Byron Kaldis.

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Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41994
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Encyclopedia of Media Violence

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The Encyclopedia of Media Violence provides a comprehensive look at the relationship between media exposure and violent outcomes, whether they are affective, cognitive or behavioral. This encyclopedia approaches media violence as it relates to individual media, including television, rap music and video games, as well as how it relates broadly within the fields of psychology, sociology and communication. The 134 entries examine theory, research and debates as they relate to the topic in an accessible, jargon-free manner to help readers better understand questions from varied perspectives. Ed. by Matthew S. Eastin.

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Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41992
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PASCAL and FRANCIS

Alternative Titles
PASCAL FRANCIS
Description

The site Free Access to Pascal and Francis is an archive of the PASCAL and FRANCIS bibliographic databases in exact, human and social sciences, produced by the Inist-CNRS since 1972 and hitherto accessible with a subscription.

Three search modes are featured: simple, advanced, expert. You can also browse the content of PASCAL and FRANCIS by keywords (vocabulary) or by thematics (classification).

The opening of the FRANCIS and PASCAL bibliographic data on this website fits into the recommendations expressed by the Scientific Information Department of the CNRS, which advocate the dissemination and opening in free access of the Pascal and Francis archive.

**News May 23, 2016:  More than 14 million bibliographic references from the Free Access to Pascal and Francis databases! In its 1 (initial) Version the site offers a free access to more than 14 million bibliographic references of articles, conference papers and conference proceedings produced by the Inist-CNRS from 1984 to 2015 for PASCAL (12 millions) and from 1972 to 2015 for FRANCIS (2 millions). It will become progressively enriched with other document types and with records of partners having cooperated to PASCAL and FRANCIS supply in the past.

 

 

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1972-current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41890
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International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (IESBS), Second Edition

Alternative Titles
IESBS 2
IESBS Second Edition
Description

Published in 2015, the second edition of IESBS fills 26 volumes in print.  The electronic edition has 53 sections, with over 4000 articles by close to 250 authors.  Fields covered include:

anthropology, archaeology and evolutionary sciences, geography; 

business, economics, labor studies, management, organization studies and finance; 

cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, and psychology, memory; 

demographics and studies of the life course;

education; 

environmental and ecological sciences;

GBLTQ, gender and women's studies, sexuality;

humanities, history, philosophy, ethics, religion;

international studies, war, peace, violence and conflict studies;

law; 

mathematics, computer science, science, technology;

media and mass communication;

political science and public policy;

psychiatry, psychology, health and mental health;

research design, statistics;

social work, sociology, criminology and criminal justice;

urban studies and planning.

James D. Wright, Editor-In-Chief.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40701
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Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy

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Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book's articles seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower's modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what's the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities?

Features: Approximately 675 signed articles are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references.  A Chronology helps put individual events into historical context.  A Reader's Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites.; While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms.  Encyclopedia of Transportation covers issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world. Key Themes: Administration, Operations, and Evaluation; Air Transportation Systems; Economics of Transportation; Energy, Environmental, and; Health Impacts; Facilities and Infrastructure; Intermodal Transportation Systems; International Transportation and Policy; Labor Issues/Employee Relations; Planning and Policy; Safety and Security; Social Issues in Transportation; Surface Transportation Systems; Technology, Design, and Engineering; Transportation, Finance of; Transportation Legislation; Transportation Modeling; Transportation Organizations and Agencies; Travel Behavior and Research; Water Transportation Systems.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40687
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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

Description

The Encyclopedia of Humor Studies explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work's scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination.

Features & Benefits: The book's 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages).  It includes a Reader's Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader's Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries provide search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

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Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40675
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Food Studies Online

Description

Alexander Street's Food Studies Online provides archival content, visual ephemera, monographs, and videos that explore how food shapes the world around us. Food studies is a relatively new field of study, but its importance is felt in many major disciplines. It has social, historical, economic, cultural, religious, and political implications that reach far beyond what is consumed at the dinner table. This collection brings together documents, videos, advertisements and archival collections on food and society.  Includes photographs, menus, cookbooks, pamphlets, television commercials, documentaries, and more.  Includes material on food history, business, anthropology, gastronomy and nutrition.

Primary Sources:
National Archives - Records related to the school lunch program 1940-1973 -  Government documents related to the US school lunch program in the mid-20th century. Documents include recipes used in school cafeterias, pamphlets about ending hunger in schools, and educational pamphlets on how to create healthful school lunches. Also includes factbooks with statistics of the national school lunch program in the 1950s.

National Archives - WWII Food Campaign Files, 1941-1948  - Documents, pamphlets and posters from the government’s food campaigns during WWII, including the rationing campaign "No Point-Low Point," Food Fight for Freedom Campaign, Fat Salvage Campaign and Victory Garden Campaign Documents. Full color posters show how campaigns were advertised. Includes packets of instructional materials for housewives who want to hold their own cottage meetings on conserving food during the war.

Food Ephemera Collection  - Over 5,000 pages of ephemeral materials from the turn of the century through the 1960s. The collection is made up of educational pamphlets from food production companies as well as food labels, food advertisements, and recipe books. Brands include Jello, Quaker Oats, Libby, Kellogg, and more. These materials give insight into history of food and gender roles, foodways, food trends, food geography, and food and race.

Topics covered include: Organic Farming/Small Farms, School lunch programs, Childhood nutrition, Marketing and advertising, Packaging, Food industry, Environmental impact of GMOs, US food programs during WWI/WWII, Food security, Famine, Vegetarianism, Labor practices, Food safety, Wine making, Obesity, Gender roles through history, Food habits around the world and more.

Key Disciplines: History, Biology, Anthropology, Business, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Health Science and Nutrition.

Content Types:
TEXT: Cookbooks, Menus, Recipe books, Marketing Pamphlets, Posters, and Secondary sources.
VIDEO:  Documentaries, Interview series, and Vintage commercials.

 

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Subject Gateway
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40579
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Sage Research Methods Datasets

Alternative Titles
Sage Datasets
SRM datasets
data sets
Description

SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets that can be used to support the teaching and learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods used in the social sciences. These are datasets taken from real research projects, but edited and cleaned for teaching purposes. Each dataset will be accompanied by a short clear narrative description of the data and easy-to-follow instructions on how to apply the research method.

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Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39995
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Routledge Handbooks Online

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Details: Users may see an "Error Code: 14" message when attempting to search or click the browse links through Routledge Handbooks Online.

Alternative Titles
Routledge Companions
RHO
Description

Routledge Handbooks Online is a collection of over 400 handbooks in 18 subject areas, including archaeology, Asian studies, business, classics, communications, criminal justice, economics, education, environment, health, history, law, linguistics, philosophy, politics, psychology, security, sociology, sports and tourism.  

All chapters are searchable, browsable and fully indexed. Chapters can be downloaded as PDFs and are DRM-free. Each book includes an image gallery.

Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39985
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