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Social Science Encyclopedia

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This edition of "The Social Science Encyclopedia" first published in 1985, has been updated and recast. Ninety per cent of the entries are either new to this edition, entirely rewritten or substantially revised. The new entries cover developments in traditional fields over the last decade, newly vital areas of study in the late 90s such as environmental economics and cross-disciplinary pursuits such as women's studies and cultural studies. Theoretical movements such as post-modernism which were only beginning to be discussed in 1985 are now given prominent coverage. The edition includes entries on such topics as ethnic relations, information society, language and culture, space and pornography. The "Social Science Encyclopedia" has been written by an international team of contributors and thus presents a global understanding of issues within the social sciences. Features of the "Encyclopedia": lengthy entries which cover each of the major disciplines within the social sciences; and extensive cross-referencing at the end of each entry to direct the reader through the volume and provide easy access to relevant articles. Related fields are also covered in depth and the philosophy of the social sciences is addressed as are theories, methodology and areas of study. Profiles of key figures and schools of thought from Freud to Foucault and from the Chicago School of Economics to the Frankfurt School are provided.
Release date NZ
March 15th, 1999
Contributors
Edited by Adam Kuper Edited by Jessica Kuper
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New ed of 2 Revised ed
Illustrations
illustrations
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
952
Dimensions
174x246x48
ISBN-13
9780415207942
Product ID
1679624

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