The Blackwell encyclopedia of sociology by George Ritzer

By George Ritzer

Named a top Reference paintings for 2009 by way of Library Journal''The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology'' is released in either print and on-line. prepared throughout 11 volumes in A-Z layout, it really is ''the'' definitive reference resource for college students, researchers, and teachers within the box. This ground-breaking undertaking brings jointly specifically commissioned entries written and edited by way of a global crew of the world's most sensible students and academics. It offers: transparent, concise, specialist definitions and motives of the foremost recommendations a vital reference for specialist and newcomer alike, with entries starting from brief definitions of key phrases to prolonged explorations of significant subject matters fabrics that experience traditionally outlined the self-discipline, but in addition more moderen advancements, considerably updating the shop of sociological wisdom Introductions to sociological theories and examine that experience constructed open air of the us and Western Europe refined cross-referencing and seek amenities Timeline, lexicon by means of topic sector, bibliography, and index

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