Sociology

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 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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Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Alternative Titles
The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies
Description

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars in the overlapping areas of gender, feminist, queer, masculinity, and sexuality studies; and acknowledges the growing interdisciplinary impact of these fields.

Edited by a team of geographically diverse scholars drawn from disciplines across the social sciences and humanities with international reputations in the field

Entries are written in an approachable and accessible manner and include a short bibliography and a list of cross-references
Unique in its interdisciplinary approach across allied social sciences including sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, politics, contemporary history, and psychology

Attention paid to the identification and inclusion of feminist authors and activists, women’s non-governmental organizations, and key texts, events and legislation that have either enhanced or curtailed women’s rights
 

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E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
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Encyclopedia of Deception

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Lying & Deception
Description

The Encyclopedia of Deception examines lying from multiple perspectives drawn from the disciplines of social psychology, sociology, history, business, political science, cultural anthropology, moral philosophy, theology, law, family studies, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and more. From the “little white lie,” to lying on a resume, to the grandiose lies of presidents, this two-volume reference explores the phenomenon of lying in a multidisciplinary context to elucidate this common aspect of our daily lives. Not only a cultural phenomenon historically, lying is a frequent occurrence in our everyday lives. Research shows that we are likely to lie or intentionally deceive others several times a day or in one out of every four conversations that lasts more than 10 minutes.

Key Features

  • More than 360 authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes, which are available in both print and electronic formats.
  • Entries are written in a clear and accessible style that invites readers to explore and reflect on the use of lying and self-deception.
  • Each article concludes with cross references to related entries and further readings.
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Encyclopedia
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty

Alternative Titles
The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 2nd edition SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty
Description

The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition addresses the persistence of poverty across the globe.

Key Features: • 775 evaluated and updated and 175 entirely new entries • New Reader’s Guide categories • Signed articles, with cross-references • Further Readings will be accompanied by pedagogical elements • Updated Chronology, Resource Guide, Glossary, and  Index

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Encyclopedia
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Encyclopedia of Social Deviance

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Social deviance—any behavior that violates a cultural norm—can involve something as major as crime or as minor as consistently and deliberately wearing lively mismatched socks. Whether a crime, a sin, or simply unique taste, what's considered deviant at one time and place can change, as when extensive tattooing and “body art” evolved from a sideshow carnival spectacle to a nearly universal rite of passage within U.S. culture. Drawing contributions from across the social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, anthropology, criminology, politics, psychology, and religion, the Encyclopedia of Social Deviance introduces readers to the lively field of rule-making and rebellion that strikes at the core of what it means to be an individual living in a social world.

Key Features: More than 300 articles authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes.; Each article concludes with cross-references to related entries and further readings.; A thematic “Reader's Guide” groups related articles by broad areas (e.g., Concepts; Theories; Research Methodologies; Individual Deviance; Organizational Deviance; etc.).  This also includes a comprehensive index of search terms.

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Encyclopedia
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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

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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 of Social Work - Online Edition

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This new online version of the Encyclopedia of Social Work provides transdisciplinary coverage across the many areas of social work research and practice, including mass incarceration, cyberbullying, addiction treatment, health care policy, social welfare history, international social work, and evidence-based social work practice.  This work contains over 700 articles with new articles added and updated each month. The goal of this work is to keep social work researchers up to date and informed on current topics of importance in their field. New articles are added to this encyclopedia on an ongoing basis, making it the most current social work reference work available. 

  

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Handbook
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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
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Routledge Handbooks Online

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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.

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