Alternative Lifestyles

Author: Jefferson P. Selth
ISBN: 0313247730
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Communal living

This bibliography describes, in comprehensive detail, thirty-six special collections in the United States that are rich in published and unpublished research materials in the fields of intentional communities (communes), nudism, and sexual behavior, especially sexual freedom. For each collection, Selth provides information about types of publications, bibliographic access, conditions of use, miscellaneous comments, and describes the holdings. Indexes by name of the collection and geographical location and indexes of periodicals, names, and subjects are provided to enhance the usefulness of this unique research aid.

Not Yet a Placeless Land

Author: Wilbur Zelinsky
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558498716
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Science

Today it is taken as a given that the United States has undergone a nationwide process of homogenization--that a country once rich in geographic and cultural diversity has subsided into a placeless sameness. The American population, after all, spends much of its time shopping or eating in look-alike chain or franchise operations, driving along featureless highways built to government specifications, sitting in anonymous airports, and sleeping in forgettable motels. In this book, cultural geographer Wilbur Zelinsky challenges that nearly universal view and reaches a paradoxical conclusion: that American land and society are becoming more uniform and more diverse at the same time. After recounting the many ways in which modern technologies, an advanced capitalist market system, and a potent central political establishment have standardized the built landscape of the country's vast territory and its burgeoning population over the past two hundred and fifty years, he also considers the vigor of countervailing forces. In a carefully balanced assessment, he documents steady increases in the role of the unpredictable, in the number and variety of arbitrarily located places and activities, and the persistence of basic cultural diversities. Contrary to popular perceptions, place-to-place differences in spoken language, religion, and political behavior have not diminished or disappeared. In fact, Zelinsky shows, novel cultural regions and specialized cities have been emerging even as a latter-day version of regionalism and examples of neo-localism are taking root in many parts of the United States.

Violence and Terror in the Mass Media

Author: Nancy Signorielli
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313261202
Release Date: 1988-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Originally a Unesco project, this annotate bibliography results from more than 4,600 requests to media scholars and researchers for research reports, publications, and other information relating to violence and terrorism. Although there is an international cast to the materials, most are from the U.S. Even though violence and terrorism permeate our myths and legends, there is increasing concern with their effect on viewers. This bibliography is particularly timely, with entries through spring 1987. The sections of the work (mass media content, mass media effects, pornography and the media, terrorism and the media) give a better idea of the work's scope than does the title. "Choice" T]he annotations are clearly written, succinctly descriptive of the original work's research with test groups, and evaluative of research results. "Reference Books Bulletin" This bibliography focuses on research and scholarly works relating to violence and terror. Consisting primarily of articles published in scholarly journals and books, this comprehensive work examines major topics such as violence and mass media content, violence and mass media effects, terrorism and the mass media, and pornography. Also included are articles from popular journals, reports published by the United States and other governments, conference papers, and dissertations. Each entry consists of the bibliographic citation and a short abstract; many of the sources include studies from other countries where relevant research has been conducted. The compilers' introduction provides a clear definition of violence and terrorism as they are dealt with in this volume and offers an interesting overview of various aspects of the subject.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Anna G. Patterson
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited Inc
ISBN: 0872875954
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Reference books

1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Guide to reference books

Author: Robert Balay
Publisher: Amer Library Assn
ISBN: UOM:39015026830391
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Youth information resources

Author: Marda Woodbury
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: UOM:39015016222146
Release Date: 1987-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

"[The] guide will be useful in large reference collections and in professional collections in school library media centers, medical centers, and youth services organizations." Reference Books Bulletin

Housing and Racial ethnic Minority Status in the United States

Author: Jamshid A. Momeni
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: UOM:39015014636800
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Reference

Momeni pulls together 1,007 citations to articles and monographs on housing for minorities. Instead of brief annotations, he includes an abstract or summary of each title, sometimes written by the original author. The descriptions are long enough to allow the reader to appraise the title. Entries are classed by broad topic--e.g., discrimination and redlining, segregation, desegregation, rentals, ownership and home value, subsidies, public housing, regulations and the courts, elderly housing, homelessness. There are author and subject indexes. Particularly valuable is a 15-page analysis of data from the 1980 census in which Momeni studies differences in housing occupied by minorities. If affords students and librarians a readable overview of the minority housing picture in 1980; no similar bibliography incorporates data from this census. The foreword and preface, written by two experts in the field, add commentary on the subject. Recommended for academic and research libraries supporting sociology and urban studies. Choice The proliferation of research on minority housing in the past decade has created the need for a comprehensive bibliography that will provide a synthesis of knowledge on the subject and bring together the results of many widely dispersed studies and documents. This outstanding reference work chronicles the historical patterns of change in minority housing conditions, and paves the way to a greater understanding of the complexities of the market dynamics of minority housing over the past two decades. Containing more than one thousand entries, this expansive volume summarizes the latest research literature covering such topics as redlining, fair housing, the impact of various housing initiatives, the problems of the elderly, and the homeless.

The Homosexual and Society

Author: Robert B. Marks Ridinger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: STANFORD:36105024587508
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Reference

This bibliography pulls together a scattered literature of articles, monographs, and court cases to create a complete picture of the treatment of the homosexual in contemporary society. The work is organized by types of discrimination such as military, child custody, and religious, making searching of its contents easy for both researchers and the general audience. A pioneering work, The Homosexual and Society opens up a new subfield of research in the social sciences which has been neglected and merits wider consideration.


ISBN: UCSC:32106007588988
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Academic libraries

Diffusion of Innovations

Author: William H. Kennedy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: UOM:39015015323739
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

New concepts, new ideas, and new objects diffuse through a society in a fairly predictable, multi-stage process over an indeterminate period of time. In recent years many social scientists representing various disciplines have accepted the methods and findings of diffusion research and it has attained legitimacy and prominence. To make these findings more easily accessible, Musmann and Kennedy have compiled a useful and timely bibliography which contains over 2,300 entries, most of which were published after 1970. Relevant articles and monographs in English were located by the compilers through systematic searches of online data bases and printed indexes. A few foreign language citations are also included here. The interdisciplinary nature of the diffusion model has allowed social scientists to document and illustrate social transformations in diverse fields. Recently, the processes of technology transfer and technological change have come under scrutiny by social scientists. Historically, technological innovations have played a major role in the development of advanced industrialized nations. Therefore, their diffusion, even in one society, often involves significant social changes to both habitat and economy, and should be a well-watched barometer. Following an illuminating introduction, thirteen separate chapters provide full bibliographical citations for studies in various disciplines including: anthropology, business and economics, geography, history, psychology, and technology, among others. Another chapter is devoted to bibliography and research methods, and author and subject indexes complete the volume. The most comprehensive document of its kind in print, Diffusion of Innovations should find a place in most libraries, especially those collecting materials in communications, education, sociology, and the health sciences.

The Criminal Justice Student Writer s Manual

Author: William A. Johnson
Publisher: Pearson College Div
ISBN: PSU:000044675516
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual is designed to teach beginning students how to conduct criminal justice research and write papers in the discipline. This comprehensive resource frees instructors from having to teach much of the detail of the writing process. It is a valuable tool for all criminal justice courses that ask students to writefrom introductory classes through advanced undergraduate and graduate classes.

Annuaire Des Organisations Internationales

ISBN: MINN:31951D00966481S
Release Date: 1998
Genre: International agencies

Beginning in 1983/84 published in 3 vols., with expansion to 6 vols. by 2007/2008: vol. 1--Organization descriptions and cross references; vol. 2--Geographic volume: international organization participation; vol. 3--Subject volume; vol. 4--Bibliography and resources; vol. 5--Statistics, visualizations and patterns; vol. 6--Who's who in international organizations. (From year to year some slight variations in naming of the volumes).

Libraries Erotica Pornography

Author: Martha Cornog
Publisher: Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press
ISBN: 0897744748
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Libraries, Erotica and Pornography features 17 essays that share the experiences and insights of working librarians, researchers in human sexuality, a public library administrator and library educators, as well as a leading authority on erotic literature and a popular novelist. The book provides an examination of how some libraries are presently dealing with the issue as well as valuable perspective on past consorship conflicts. The work includes extensive references for the essays, an annotated listing of works on sexuality, an annotated list of modern erotica, an annotated guide to video tapes and a subject index.

Grounded theory

Author: Anselm L. Strauss
ISBN: 3621272658
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Grounded theory

Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.