Sociology

Border and Migration Studies

Alternative Titles
Border & Migration Studies
Description

At completion, the Border and Migration Studies collection will include 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images. Materials were selected and organized around fundamental themes such as:

Border Identities
Border Enforcement and Control
Border Disputes
Border Criminologies
Maritime Borders
Human Trafficking
Sea Migration
Undocumented and Unauthorized Migration
Global Governance of Migration

The collection combines videos, primary sources, reports, monographs, and photos, representing both personal and institutional perspectives, to provide historical context and primary resources for the growing fields of border(land) studies and migration studies. 
 
Includes material on border areas across Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.  

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Text Collection
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The Social History of the American Family: An Encyclopedia

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Social history of the American family
Description

The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual's development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity.

This balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy.

Features: Approximately 600 articles, richly illustrated with historical photographs and color photos in the digital edition, provide historical context for students.; A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time.; The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader's Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index.

Key Themes: Families and Culture; Families and Experts; Families and Religion; Families and Social Change; Families and Social Issues/Problems/Crises; Families and Social Media; Families and Social Stratification/Social Class; Families and Technology; Families and the Economy; Families in America; Families in Mass Media; Families, Family Life, Social Identities; Family Advocates and Organizations; Family Law and Family Policy; Family Theories; History of American Families.

Edited by Marilyn J. Coleman & Lawrence H. Ganong.

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The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia

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Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
Description

The emergence of Deaf Studies programs at colleges and universities and the broadened knowledge of social sciences (including but not limited to Deaf History, Deaf Culture, Signed Languages, Deaf Bilingual Education, Deaf Art, and more) have served to expand the activities of research, teaching, analysis, and curriculum development. The field has experienced a major shift due to increasing awareness of Deaf Studies research since the mid-1960s. The field has been further influenced by the Deaf community’s movement, resistance, activism and politics worldwide, as well as the impact of technological advances, such as in communications, with cell phones, computers, and other devices. This new Encyclopedia shifts focus away from the medical model that has view deaf individuals as needing to be remedied in order to correct so-called hearing and speaking deficiencies for the sole purpose of assimilation into mainstream society. The 316 entries in this encyclopedia carve out a new and critical perspective that breathes meaning into organic deaf experiences through a new critical theory lens. Edited by Genie Gertz & Patrick Boudreault.

 

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SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

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Handbook of Feminist Theory
Feminist Theory
Description

This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the issues and debates around conducting relations between women and men, mapping the present and future of thinking about feminist theory. The chapters gathered here present an overview of scholarship in the field, covering: Epistemology and Marginality; Literary, Visual and Cultural Representations; Sexuality; Macro and Microeconomics of Gender; and Conflict and Peace.

The most important consensus in this volume is that a central organizing tenet of feminism is its willingness to examine the ways in which gender and relations between women and men have been (and are) organized. The authors bring a shared commitment to the critical appraisal of gender relations, as well as a recognition that to think ‘theoretically’ is not to detach concerns from lived experience but to extend the possibilities of understanding. Edited by Mary Evans, Clare Hemmings, Marsha Henry, Hazel Johnstone, Sumi Madhok, Ania Plomien & Sadie Wearing.

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SAGE Handbook of Human Rights

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Handbook of human rights
Human rights
Description

The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights comprises a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook takes an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, as human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, there is a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature. The first volume highlights this mainstreaming of human rights that has taken place, particularly over the course of the past two decades. Volume 2 goes into the international, regional and national mechanisms as well as the future directions of human rights issues and debates. Not only does the Handbook provide a state-of-the-art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it seeks to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking. Edited by Anja Mihr & Mark Gibney.

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Handbook of Political Theory

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Political theory
Description

This Handbook provides a definitive state-of-the-art review to political theory, past and present. It offers a complete guide to all the main areas and fields of political and philosophical inquiry today by the world's leading theorists. The Handbook is divided into four parts which together serve to illustrate the diversity of political theorizing, the substantive theories that provide an over-aching analysis of the nature/or justification of the state and political life, the political theories that have been either formulated or resurgent in recent years, the current state of the central debates within contemporary political theory, the history of western political thought and its interpretations, and traditions in political thought outside a western perspective. Topics include: Approaches to the Study of Political Theory, Political Theories, The Modern State, and The History of Political Thought. Edited by Gerald F. Gaus & Chandran Kukathas.

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Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences

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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

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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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