Social Sciences

James B. Angell Papers: 1845-1916

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James Burrill Angell was the third (and longest serving) President of the University of Michigan, holding the office from 1871-1909. Under his leadership, Michigan was recognized as one of the premier public universities in the United States and would come to exert significant influence on other institutions of higher education. Over the course of his presidency, the University of Michigan faculty increased from 35 to 400, the student body expanded fivefold to more than 5,000, and the school's budget increased nearly ten times to more than $1,000,000.

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University of Michigan Alumnae Council Survey Responses, 1924

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In 1924, the Alumnae Council of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan mailed a survey to the more than 3,000 women currently in attendance and to over 7,000 who had attended the University going back to the year 1870, when women were first admitted. The survey questionnaires asked for biographical information as well as occupations, leadership positions, and queried alumnae to consider who were the ten most influential alumnae of the University. From these approximately responses, a diverse and varied portrait of the alumnae body emerges. In their deeply personal reflections and memories, the alumnae survey responses are a vital record of the lived experiences of women at one of the premier institutions of the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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SAGE Handbook of Human Rights

Alternative Titles
Handbook of human rights
Human rights
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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
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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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Handbook of New Media: Social Shaping and Social Consequences of ICTs

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New media: social shaping and social consequences of ICTs
New media
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In social research the term "new media" has a long history, having been used since the 1960s and 1970s by investigators studying the forms, uses and implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs). But, behind the usual meaning of gadgets and trends lie multilayered relationships among economic, political, behavioural, cultural and institutional as well as technological phenomena. This Handbook sets out boundaries of new media research and scholarship and provides a definitive statement of the current state-of-the-art of the field. Covering major problem areas of research, the Handbook of New Media includes an introductory essay by the editors and a concluding essay by Ron Rice. This volume attempts to identify major research areas where substantial or influential work has already been done, and to suggest parallel themes or concerns that have surfaced within and among them. Each chapter, written by an internationally renowned scholar, provides a review of the most significant social research findings and insights. Edited by Leah A. Lievrouw & Sonia Livingstone.

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Handbook of Lesbian and Gay Studies

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Handbook of lesbian & gay studies
Lesbian and gay studies
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Lesbian and gay studies has produced a body of research and theorizing that is already too extensive and specialized to comprehensively present. In this volume, we aim to provide readers with an overview of the field. In each chapter, authors have made an effort to present a clear overview of the state of the research in a particular field, the key debates and positions, and to suggest future directions of possible research and theorizing. The volume is organized into four sections: History and Theory; Identity and Community; Institutions; and Politics. Topics include science and sexuality; generational issues in lesbian and gay lifescycles, the governance of sexualities, and the formation of the gay and lesbian movements. The result is an authoritative book that demarcates the field, stimulates critical discussion and provides lesbian and gay studies with an enriching focal reference point. Edited by Diane Richardson & Steven Seidman.

 

 

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Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies

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Gender and women's studies
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The Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies presents a review of the most recent developments within the field, including the study of masculinity, the feminist implications of postmodernism, the 'cultural turn' and globalization. The authors review current research and offer critical analyses of women's and gender studies in work, the welfare state, family, education, religion, violence and war and feminist global politics. This handbook shows the theoretical plurality and diversity of gender and women's studies, and also demonstrates the political and national range of gendered thinking. Edited by:  Kathy Davis,  Mary Evans &  Judith Lorber.

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Handbook of Feminist Family Studies

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Feminist family studies
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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. This Handbook showcases feminist family scholarship and provides both a retrospective and a prospective overview of the field by creating a scholarly forum for provocative feminist work. The contributions gathered here reveal feminism's dynamic influence and continuing potential to challenge the field of family studies, through revisioning the family in all its internal and contextual relationships and enacting feminist principles in scholarship and practice. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Edited by Sally A. Lloyd & April L. Few.

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Handbook of Cognition

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Cognition
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This book provides a synthesis of the most up-to-date and advanced work in cognitive psychology in a single volume. The editors have gathered together a team of world-leading researchers in specialist areas of the field, both traditional and new areas, to present a benchmark - in terms of theoretical insight and advances in methodology - of the discipline; a thorough overview of the most significant and current research in cognitive psychology. Core and established topics such as memory, attention, categorization, perception, and language are considered in depth, and from a fresh perspective, yet three chapters on cognitive neuroscience and two chapters on computational and mathematical modelling are a feature of this book. Edited by Koen Lamberts & Robert L. Goldstone.

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Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy

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CQ Guide to U.S. foreign policy
Guide to United States foreign policy
CQ Guide to United States foreign policy
Guide to U.S. foreign policy: A diplomatic history
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Spanning the entire history of American diplomacy—from the First Continental Congress to the war on terrorism to the foreign policy goals of the twenty-first century—Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy traces not only the growth and development of diplomatic policies and traditions but also the shifts in public opinion that shape diplomatic trends. This comprehensive reference shows how the United States gained “the strength of a giant” and also analyzes key world events that have determined the United States’ changing relations with other nations.

This reference highlights the changes in U.S. diplomatic policy as government administrations and world events influenced national decisions. Topics include imperialism, economic diplomacy, environmental diplomacy, foreign aid, wartime negotiations, presidential influence, NATO and its role in the twenty-first century, and the response to terrorism. Additional featured topics include the influence of the American two-party system, the impact of U.S. elections, and the role of the United States in international organizations.

Seven parts feature 40 topical and historical chapters. The appendix showcases an A-to-Z handbook of diplomatic terms and concepts, organizations, events, and issues in American foreign policy. The appendix also includes a master bibliography and a list of presidents; secretaries of state, war, and defense; and national security advisers and their terms of service. Edited by Robert J. McMahon & Thomas W. Zeiler.

 

 

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