From anomie to zietgeist, Oxford's Dictionary of Sociology, Second Edition is the most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of sociology availabe in a single volume. Designed to meet the needs of those new to the subject, this fully updated and revised wide-ranging reference will also be invaluable to more advanced students and professionals. With expanded coverage of areas such as cultural studies and identity, mass media, and nationalism; the dictionary contains new entries on terms and ideas including administrative theory, consumer society, diaspora, Japanization, and McDonaldization.
The over 2,500 clear, jargon-free entries offer international coverage of terms, methods, and concepts, as well as biographical sketches of major figures. Including a helpful system of cross-references and related terms for psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science, the Dictionary of Sociology, Second Edition is a handy, accessible, and comprehensive reference tool for anyone interested in the social sciences.
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Gordon Marshall has been Official Fellow in Sociology at Nuffield College, Oxford since 1993, and is Visiting Professor at the Universities of Stockholm and Trondheim and the Central European University in Prague.
Today's researchers and students are confronted by an increasingly broad -social-science information environment. The third edition of this trusted source promises to help those who are relatively new to the discipline of sociology navigate this environment. More than 2,500 entries cover the different aspects of sociology, including economics, education, gender and sexuality, law and crime, medicine, politics, race and ethnicity, religion, sport, work, the family, and the home. Here, too, are entries on the education and teaching of sociology, on schools and theories, on social change and social movements, social processes and social issues, and sociologists themselves.
This is a conventional, "no-frills" A-Z resource. Style and approach remain the same as earlier editions. Most contributors are academics of one sort or another from the UK. Entries conclude with see and see also references facilitating further exploration. The text is billed as a "major new edition," with more than 70 new entries, including biographies of living sociologists. Other entries have been updated. However, coverage is deficient in some areas, such as new cultures, migration, and ethnic relations.
Sociology resources on the Internet provide formidable competition. Gateways such as SOSIG, the Social Science Information Gateway, a source of selected high-quality information for researchers and practitioners in the social sciences, business, and law, also provide valuable assistance for today's sociology students. The Oxford Dictionary of Sociology fills a niche as a beginning reference, though readers seeking in-depth analysis of key topics will need to turn to other resources. Recommended for academic and public libraries that own the first (1994) or the second (1998) editions. For libraries, there are more useful, comprehensive, and up-to-date starting points available online. Sarah Watstein
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 2. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0192800817