Encyclopedia of sociology

Author: Edgar F. Borgatta
Publisher: Holiday House
ISBN: UOM:39015049622353
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science

Online version of the 5 v. encyclopedia published in 2000.

International Encyclopedia of Sociology

Author: Frank Northen Magill
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1884964451
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Social Science

This is a comprehensive encyclopedia that provides the general reader or student with an insight into the main topics and concerns of sociology. It contains 335 signed articles with a comprehensive glossary of terms, annotated bibliographies, and subject and general indices. A closing bibliography by Professor Alan Sica offers a context of general readings for the individual entries.

Encyclopedia of sociology

Author: Edgar F. Borgatta
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
ISBN: UOM:39015021518454
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Sociology

Encyclopedia of Social Theory

Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452265469
Release Date: 2004-08-19
Genre: Social Science

The Encyclopedia of Social Theory is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. Led by internationally renowned scholar George Ritzer, the Encyclopedia of Social Theory draws together a team of more than 200 international scholars covering the developments, achievements, and prospects of social theory from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Understanding that social theory can both explain and alter the social world, this two-volume set serves as not only a foundation for learning, but also an inspiration for creative and reflexive engagement with the rich range of ideas it contains.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology

Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444392647
Release Date: 2010-12-03
Genre: Social Science

This concise encyclopedia is the most complete international survey of sociology ever created in one volume. Contains over 800 entries from the whole breadth of the discipline Distilled from the highly regarded Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, with entries completely revised and updated to provide succinct and up-to-date coverage of the fundamental topics Global in scope, both in terms of topics and contributors Each entry includes references and suggestions for further reading Cross-referencing allows easy movement around the volume

Sociology of Work

Author: Vicki Smith
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506320939
Release Date: 2013-05-16
Genre: Business & Economics

The simple act of going to work every day is an integral part of all societies across the globe. It is an ingrained social contract: we all work to survive. But it goes beyond physical survival. Psychologists have equated losing a job with the trauma of divorce or a family death, and enormous issues arise, from financial panic to sinking self-esteem. Through work, we build our self-identity, our lifestyle, and our aspirations. How did it come about that work dominates so many parts of our lives and our psyche? This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects that seek to address that question, ranging from business and management to anthropology, sociology, social history, psychology, politics, economics, and health. Features & Benefits: International and comparative coverage. 335 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill 2 volumes in print and electronic formats. Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings guide readers to additional resources. A Chronology provides students with historical perspective of the sociology of work. In the electronic version, the comprehensive Index combines with the Cross-References and thematic Reader's Guide themes to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities.

International Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Education

Author: Lawrence J. Saha
Publisher: Pergamon Press
ISBN: UOM:49015002900588
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Education

"This book provides a state-of-the-art resource, for an international audience, of the cumulative results of research and to identify the substantive developments which will take the sociological study of educaion into the next century. This encyclopedia presents the full range of paradigms, theoretical points of view, together with many research methodologies." --Cover.

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology A B

Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122442713
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Azerbaijani

Named a Best Reference Work for 2009 by Library Journal The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology is published in both print and online. Arranged across eleven volumes in A–Z format, it is the definitive reference source for students, researchers, and academics in the field. This ground–breaking project brings together specially commissioned entries written and edited by an international team of the world′s best scholars and teachers. It provides: Clear, concise, expert definitions and explanations of the key concepts An essential reference for expert and newcomer alike, with entries ranging from short definitions of key terms to extended explorations of major topics Materials that have historically defined the discipline, but also more recent developments, significantly updating the store of sociological knowledge Introductions to sociological theories and research that have developed outside of the United States and Western Europe Sophisticated cross–referencing and search facilities Timeline, lexicon by subject area, bibliography, and index For further details on advisory editors and contributors together with a list of entries, go online to the Encyclopedia website: www.sociologyencyclopedia.com

Historical Developments and Theoretical Approaches in Sociology Volume I

Author: Charles Crothers
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 9781848263314
Release Date: 2010-11-30

Historical Developments and Theoretical Approaches in Sociology in two volumes is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty Encyclopedias. Sociology is one of several social science disciplines and smaller bodies of knowledge which seeks to understand the patterns in social life. There is a broad congruence between the objective configurations of social life and the components of the disciplines studying them, the body of sociological knowledge is socially constructed and the pathways to its gaining of knowledge influenced by a variety of factors. Moreover, since social life is ever-changing, sociology often has to scramble to catch-up with the changing social world. This work is built up around four broad topics, the first providing important shared contextual material and then followed by three broad levels of social analysis: with each of these four parts containing a number of chapters with more specific and in-depth information. The theme essay provides a general introduction and overview of the theme as a whole. In total, the work holds 40 contributions written by a selection of many international renowned specialists from 12 countries. It was important to obtain a wide range of viewpoints giving the ways in which social issues arise quite differently in a range of countries. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Encyclopedia of Social Problems

Author: Vincent N. Parrillo
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412941655
Release Date: 2008-05-22
Genre: Reference

From terrorism to social inequality and from health care to environmental issues, social problems affect us all. The Encyclopedia will offer an interdisciplinary perspective into these and many other social problems that are a continuing concern in our lives, whether we confront them on a personal, local, regional, national, or global level.

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society

Author: Jodi O'Brien
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412909167
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

Entries discuss the impact gender has had on cultural beliefs and practices, social and economic organizations, and individual lives.

Classical Sociological Theory

Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506325569
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Genre: Social Science

Now with SAGE Publishing, and co-authored by one of the foremost authorities on sociological theory, George Ritzer and Jeffrey Stepnisky’s Classical Sociological Theory, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the major theorists and schools of sociological thought from the Enlightenment roots of theory through the early 20th century. The integration of key theories with biographical sketches of theorists and the requisite historical and intellectual context helps students to better understand the original works of classical authors as well as to compare and contrast classical theories. New to this Edition · In Ch. 1, Colonialism is now discussed as a major social force in development of modern society. · In Ch. 2, there is an expanded discussion of the historical significance of Early Women Founders and the contributions of W.E.B. Du Bois. · The chapter on Du Bois (Ch. 9) includes new material about his intellectual influences. · New contemporary commentary about Durkheim has been added to Ch. 7. · Ch. 9 includes new material from recently translated later writings of George Simmel, providing new context for his overall theory. · Addition of Historical Context boxes throughout text. · Sections on contemporary applications of classical theory have been added to each chapter.

Encyclopedia of Social Networks

Author: George A. Barnett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412979115
Release Date: 2011-09-07
Genre: Social Science

This two-volume encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking.