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This dictionary offers a global view, examining both American and European traditions. Entries cover schools, theories and debates, with articles on key topics in the field. The dictionary also looks forward to new and evolving influences such as cultural change, genetics, globalization, information technologies, new wars and terrorism.
A comprehensive guide to concepts, theories, pioneers and discoveries related to the field of sociology. Content includes essays
in clear language. Coverage is balanced with special attention given to women, minorities and lesser-known leaders in the field.
International experts cover such topics as hip hop culture; social justice movements; political activism; language and identity; rites of passage; race and ethnicity; social class; conceptions of beauty and body image; sports; drugs; families; refugee youth; the Internet; and violence.
A guide to social research methods that answers the demand for a fast and concise introduction to key concepts and methods in the field. The entries range from qualitative research techniques
to statistical testing
, demystifying a field that students often find daunting.
From Johns Hopkins University Press comes a resource related to the history and cultures of America, from precolonial days to the present. Multidisciplinary articles cover areas such as history, literature, art, film, photography, ethnicity, race, gender, economics, consumer culture, politics, urban studies and global America.