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The Resource Dictionary of the social sciences, edited by Craig Calhoun

Dictionary of the social sciences, edited by Craig Calhoun

Label
Dictionary of the social sciences
Title
Dictionary of the social sciences
Statement of responsibility
edited by Craig Calhoun
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Publisher description: Featuring over 1,800 concise definitions of key terms, the Dictionary of the Social Sciences is the most comprehensive, authoritative single-volume work of its kind. With coverage on the vocabularies of anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, human geography, cultural studies, and Marxism, the Dictionary is an integrated, easy-to-use, A-to-Z reference tool. Designed for students and nonspecialists, it examines classic and contemporary scholarship including basic terms, concepts, theories, schools of thought, methodologies, issues, and controversies. As a true dictionary, it also contains concise, jargon-free definitions that explain the rich, sometimes complex language of these increasingly visible fields
  • "A rich and multifaceted web of disciplines, the social sciences are, by nature, in perpetual evolution. From their seventeenth- and eighteenth-century roots, they have grown to accommodate the major forces that have affected nearly every aspect of the way human beings live - from education, life expectancy, and the family model to urbanization, international relations, governmental models, and new technology and media. In their endeavor to understand and explain the implications of such dramatic flux, political scientists, anthropologists, economists, and other social scientists have spawned complex lexicons that can be daunting to the lay reader - indeed, even to the specialist working outside his or her field." "Oxford's unprecedented new Dictionary of the Social Sciences is designed to break down the barriers between social science disciplines, as well as to make social scientific language comprehensible to general readers. Collecting anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, human geography, cultural studies, and Marxism in one volume, the Dictionary presents concise, clearly written definitions of more than 1,500 important terms. Entries are true definitions, not extended essays or summaries. Ranging from 50 to 500 words, they succinctly define terms within each specific discipline and acquaint readers with the intellectual issues at stake when the terms are used. The entries draw on classic and contemporary scholarship, and include basic terms, concepts, theories, schools of thought, methodologies, techniques, topics, issues, and controversies. In addition to terminology, the Dictionary includes nearly 275 biographies of major figures - from Franz Boas to John Maynard Keynes to Max Weber, whose work has had a profound impact on the various fields." "The Dictionary of the Social Sciences is an invaluable tool for anyone in the social science disciplines. Experts crossing disciplines will find it as useful as nonspecialists interested in gaining a broader perspective on the social sciences."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
300/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
H41
LC item number
.D53 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
NLM call number
H 41
NLM item number
D5541 2002
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Calhoun, Craig J.
  • Oxford University Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences sociales
  • Sociale wetenschappen
  • Social sciences
Label
Dictionary of the social sciences, edited by Craig Calhoun
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-563)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editorial board -- Editors and contributors -- Preface -- Dictionary of the social sciences -- Bibliography
Control code
45505995
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi 563 pages
Isbn
9780195123715
Isbn Type
(handcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
00068151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45505995
Label
Dictionary of the social sciences, edited by Craig Calhoun
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-563)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editorial board -- Editors and contributors -- Preface -- Dictionary of the social sciences -- Bibliography
Control code
45505995
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi 563 pages
Isbn
9780195123715
Isbn Type
(handcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
00068151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45505995

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