Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Stephen Hill,Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 510

View: 1508

This revised and updated edition provides not only simple, one-line definitions, but also entries that discuss the issues involved in, and alternative approaches to, the central concepts, theories and writings of sociology. It is a comprehensive reference for students of school to university level.
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Author: David Macey

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140513691

Category: Reference

Page: 490

View: 7652

Accessing the huge and often bewildering subject of Critical Theory can be an intimidating experience. This acclaimed dictionary provides the ideal introduction to the range of theories and theorists on offer and will prove an invaluable and authoritative resource to all students. * Incisive overviews of the work of key figures from Arendt and Artaud to Winnicott, Wittgestein and Woolf * Powerful summaries of the crucial debates on desire and deconstruction, object relations and Orientalism, postcolonial theory and postmodernism * Clear explanations of both the links and the disagreements between different thinkers and schools.
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Author: John Scott,Gordon Marshall

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199533008

Category: Social Science

Page: 816

View: 1501

Contains over 2,500 alphabetically arranged entries providing definitions of terms and ideas related to sociology, along with cross-references, and biographical sketches of key individuals in the field.
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Author: Brian Goodall

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 509

View: 8815

Terms drawn from a host of different topics - the economics of trade and industry, politics and sociology, the environment and land use, planning and management - are used constantly by human geographers. This reference book provides definitions of all such terms (as well as certain historical usages still to be found in important sources) and explains the invaluable mathematical and statistical techniques that have revolutionized all the human sciences.
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Author: Audrey N. Clark

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 454

View: 9556

A reference source containing over four thousand, five hundred entries. The text is aimed at students of physical or human geography. Second revised edition.
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Author: Graham Evans,Jeffrey Newnham

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 623

View: 6265

The Penguin Dictionary of International Relations provides an authoritative overview of this complex and constantly shifting subject. Ranging from the Arab-Israeli conflict to weapons of mass destruction, this is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to the events, organisations, theories and concepts that are shaping today's global community.
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Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Brian Longhurst

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication

Page: 383

View: 3530

'The Penguin Dictionary of Media Studies' gives the definitive overview of this huge area, covering print, digital and broadcast media, as well as the theories, technicalities and key figures involved.
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Author: Andrew M. Colman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199657688

Category: Psychology

Page: 883

View: 1872

Including more than 11,000 definitions, this authoritative and up-to-date dictionary covers all branches of psychology. Clear, concise descriptions for each entry offer extensive coverage of key areas including cognition, sensation and perception, emotion and motivation, learning and skills, language, mental disorder, and research methods. The range of entries extends to related disciplines including psychoanalysis, psychiatry, the neurosciences, and statistics. Entries are extensively cross-referenced for ease of use, and cover word origins and derivations as well as definitions. More than 100 illustrations complement the text. This fourth edition has incorporated a large number of significant revisions and additions, many in response to the 2013 publication of the American Psychiatric Association's latest edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, bringing the Dictionary fully up to date with the most recent literature of the subject. In addition to the alphabetical entries, the dictionary also includes appendices covering over 800 commonly used abbreviations and symbols, as well as a list of phobias and phobic stimuli, with definitions. Comprehensive and clearly written, this dictionary is an invaluable work of reference for students, lecturers, and the general reader with an interest in psychology.
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Author: Ian Buchanan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192514210

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 4673

Containing over 750 in-depth entries, this is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available. This authoritative guide covers the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender studies, film studies, literary theory, hermeneutics, historical materialism, and socio-political critical theory. Entries clearly explain complex theoretical discourses such as Marxism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, and postmodernism. There are biographies of hundreds of important figures in the field, with feature entries for those who have heavily influenced areas of the discipline, such as Derrida and Deleuze. This new edition of the dictionary has been updated to extend coverage of diaspora, race and postcolonial theory, including key authors such as C. L. R. James and Paul Gilroy, and of queer and sexuality studies, including notable figures such as Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Fully revised to keep up to date with this diverse field, this new edition expands the coverage to include entries such as hyperobject and transgender. Entries are fully cross-referenced and many contain further reading suggestions. Covering all aspects of critical theory from globalization and race studies, to queer theory and feminism, this multidisciplinary A-Z is essential for students in the humanities and social sciences.
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The Dictionary of Hip Hop Terminology

Author: Alonzo Westbrook

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0767913957

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 5658

The bumpin’ book for hip-hop disciples (a.k.a. fiends), songwriters, all other writers, pop culture fans, linguists, and parents who are just trying to figure out what their kids are saying. The inventive sounds of hip-hop (which became America’s number two music genre in 2001, outselling country) have echoed far from their Bronx beginnings of twenty years ago. Making its way from Compton sidewalks to suburban malls, garnering commentary from The Wall Street Journal alongside Vibe, hip-hop by definition delivers its messages in the most creative language possible. Celebrating hip-hop’s boon to the realm of self-expression, Hip Hoptionary™ translates dozens of phrases like “marinating in the rizzi with your road dawg” (relaxing in your car with your friend), including: • Big bodies: SUVs or luxury vehicles • Government handle: registered birth name • 411: the latest scoop or information • Bling-bling: diamonds, big money, flash and cash • Brick City: Newark, New Jersey • 1812: war, fight (as in War of 1812) In addition to the lexicon of idioms and beeper codes, Hip Hoptionary™ also features lists of hip-hop fashion labels, books, mixed drinks, and brief bios of America’s famous rappers, making this the ultimate guide for a Double H (hip-hop) nation. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: David Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140512762

Category: Political science

Page: 495

View: 8705

Containing over 500 definitions of political theories, dogmas and phraseologies, this dictionary includes updated entries on the European Community and federalism alongside new definitions of the European Court of Justice and Central Banks, among others. Frequently-used terms in Middle-Eastern politics are explained, from Ayatollah and the Arab-Israeli wars, to fundamentalism and the Gulf War. It also includes sections on ideas that have become familiar terms over recent years, such as perestroika, glasnost, being politically correct, and Thatcherism, as well as issues that have taken on greater political significance - for example, abortion and environmentalism.
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Author: Graham Bannock,R. E. Baxter

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: 9780141045238

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 409

View: 9009

The Penguin Dictionary of Economics explains a host of economic terms, from acceleration principle to venture capital, Euro to X-efficiency, globalization to zero-sum game. The eighth edition has been fully updated to cover current terms and the vocabulary of the global recession. Wide-ranging and accessible, this detailed, practical and international guide will be indispensable for students of economics and professionals (in business, finance or the public sector), and for anyone wishing to follow economic discussions in the media today. Provides comprehensive definitions of the latest economic terms, from quantitative easing to sub-prime Discusses economic theory, including development economics, industrial organization, finance and game theory, as well as international monetary and welfare economics Includes applied economics, major financial institutions and the history of economics Provides entries on individual economists who have made a definable contribution to contemporary economic thought
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Scarcity and Solidarity

Author: Bryan S Turner,Chris Rojek

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412933684

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Society and Culture reclaims the classical heritage, provides a clear-eyed assessment of the promise of sociology in the 21st century and asks whether the `cultural turn' has made the study of society redundant. Sociologists have objected to the rise of cultural studies on the grounds that it produces cultural relativism and lacks a stable research agenda. This book looks at these criticisms and illustrates the relevance of a sociological perspective in the analysis of human practice. The book argues that the classical tradition must be treated as a living tradition, rather than a period piece. It analyzes the fundamental principles of belonging and conflict in society and provides a detailed critical survey of the principal social theories that offer solutions to the challenges of modernism.
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Author: Jon E. Roeckelein

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313304606

Category: Psychology

Page: 548

View: 4087

A fully cross-referenced and source-referenced dictionary which gives definitions of psychological terms as well as the history, critique, and relevant references for the terms.
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Author: James Stevens Curl,Susan Wilson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191053856

Category: Architecture

Page: 1104

View: 1004

Containing over 6,000 entries from Aalto to Zwinger and written in a clear and concise style, this authoritative dictionary covers architectural history in detail, from ancient times to the present day. It also includes concise biographies of hundreds of architects from history (excluding living persons), from Sir Francis Bacon and Imhotep to Liang Ssu-ch'eng and Francis Inigo Thomas. The text is complemented by over 260 beautiful and meticulous line drawings, labelled cross-sections, and diagrams. These include precise drawings of typical building features, making it easy for readers to identify particular period styles. This third edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture has been extensively revised and expanded, with over 900 new entries including hundreds of definitions of garden and landscape terms such as Baroque garden, floral clock, hortus conclusus, and Zen garden-design. Each entry is followed by a mini-bibliography, with suggestions for further reading. With clear descriptions providing in-depth analysis, it is invaluable for students, professional architects, art historians, and anyone interested in architecture and garden design, and provides a fascinating wealth of information for the general reader.
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Case Studies in Sociological Practice

Author: Jammie Price,Roger Straus,Jeff Breese

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739139789

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 9758

This successor to the well-known Using Sociology covers standard topics found in any sociology textbook. Doing Sociology walks lay readers through the steps of doing real-life sociological practices as conducted by experts in the field. The contributors to this volume range from university and college faculty, government sociologists, and practitioners from the private sector. Each of the chapters is by intention and design a personal statement, a case study illustrating how the authors practice sociology in their own words and style, giving readers a clearer understanding of what sociologists do outside of teaching in universities. And most importantly, an understanding of what they could do with sociology. Readable, relevant, and accessible, Doing Sociology is an invaluable resource as a stand-alone course reader or as a supplement to a traditional textbook.
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Author: Thomas Mautner

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 663

View: 7355

Featuring hundreds of entries, this authoritative, A-to-Z reference encompasses the full spectrum and history of Western philosophy, covering such topics as logic, metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology, as well as providing incisive profiles of the world's great philosophers, past and present, and their influence. Original.
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