Social Sciences

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology

Description
Over 1800 entries, on all aspects of sociology. Includes introductions to sociological theories and research that have developed outside of the United States and Western Europe. Includes a timeline and extensive bibliographies. Published in print and online in 2007, with new articles added continuously. Edited by George Ritzer, University of Maryland.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2007-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10937
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Encyclopedia of African American Education

Alternative Titles
Sage eReference , Encyclopedia of African-American Education
Encyclopedia of African American Education (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Description

It is primarily the formal education of the previously enslaved that this encyclopedia addresses—from preschool through professional school. This encyclopedia is the first reference work to address the topic both historically and in the context of the 21st century. Ed. by Kofi Lomotey.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10915
Access
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Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education

Alternative Titles
Sage eReference , Encyclopedia of Law & Higher Education
Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Description

The Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education is intended to serve as a comprehensive source on the law of higher education for undergraduate and graduate students, educators, legal practitioners, and general readers concerned with this central area of public life (desegregation, race-conscious admissions plans, gender equity, and the free speech rights of faculty members). Ed. by Charles J. Russo.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10925
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Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society

Alternative Titles
Sage e-Reference , e Reference, Encyclopedia of Play in Todays Society
Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage eReference , Encyclopedia of Play
Description

In this encyclopedia, an international group of scholars and writers provides access to the fascinating literature that has explored such questions of psychology, learning theory, game theory, and history in depth. In addition, entries describe both adult and childhood play and games in dozens of cultures around the world and throughout history. This unique encyclopedia provides access not only to sophisticated analyses of social thinkers like Huizinga, Vygotsky, and Sutton-Smith but to the wide variety of games, toys, sports, and entertainments found around the world. Ed. by Rodney P. Carlisle.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10893
Access
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Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Sage eReference
Description

The Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent contains thousands of ready-to-use facts from the fields of education, psychology, sociology, and the arts. The 411 entries and more than 550,000 words review research findings on giftedness, talent, and creativity and their applications in education, training, science and the arts, government policy, and everyday life. Ed. by Barbara Kerr.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10905
Access
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Encyclopedia of Black Studies

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Black Studies (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Sage eReference
Description

The Encyclopedia of Black Studies has brought together the work of nearly 200 scholars with the objective of securing a baseline for the establishment of a canon of the field. Our intention has been to convey a sense of the research activity, conceptualization, and pedagogy of Black Studies scholars. Thus, we have created an encyclopedia that is conceptually driven rather than personality driven; that is, the ideas and concepts of the field are thrust into the forefront and create the context within which individuals' contributions are acknowledged. Ed. by Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2005
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10755
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Encyclopedia of African American Society

Alternative Titles
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Encyclopedia of African American Society
Sage eReference
Description

This two-volume reference work details the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today’s society. Approaching the field from a “street level” perspective, these two volumes cover topics such as rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, among others. Included as part of the SAGE e-Reference Library.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10743
Access
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International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Sage eReference
Description

Organization studies is the examination of how individuals construct organizational structures, processes, and practices and how these, in turn, shape social relations and create institutions that ultimately influence people. Stewart Clegg and James R. Bailey, general editors.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2008
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10729
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Encyclopedia of Human Development

Alternative Titles
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Encyclopedia of Human Development (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage eReference
Description

Includes about 650 articles on all aspects of human development, a field which describes the growth and development of the human being, including physical, social, psychological, and emotional development from conception through death. Neil J. Salkind, editor.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2006
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10727
Access
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Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Sage eReference
Description

This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive background for those interested in issues involving schools and society. Touches on aspects of history and sociology, and topics such as globalization and technology. Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., general editor.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10731
Access
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