A Critical Dictionary of Sociology

Author: Raymond Boudon,Francois Bourricaud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134978987

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

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Unlike most other sociology or social science dictionaries, in this translation of the Critical Dictionary of Sociology, taken from the second French edition of the Dictionary and edited by the English sociologist Peter Hamilton, the critical value of this distinctive work is at last made available for a wider audience. Each entry grapples directly with an issue, whether theoretical, epistemological, philosophical, political or empirical, and provides a strong statement of what the authors think about it. The discussions are considered but argumentative. By reaffirming that a non-marxist style of critique is still possible, Boudon and Bourricaud have presented a distinctive approach to the key issues which confront the societies of the Twentieth and Twenty-First centuries. For some this work will be a textbook, for others an indispensable sourcebook of sociological concepts, and for most a way of opening our eyes to new dimensions in our understanding of the great ideas and theories of sociology.
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A Dictionary of Sociology

Author: John Scott,Gordon Marshall

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199533008

Category: Social Science

Page: 816

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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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The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology

Author: Steve Bruce,Steven Yearley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974819

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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With over 1000 entries on key concepts and theorists, The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology provides full coverage of the field, clarifying the technical use of apparently common words, explaining the fundamentals concepts, and introducing new and unfamiliar terms. A humorous, enjoyable read, this book provides authoritative, reliable definitions; accessible ‘digests’ of key arguments; contemporary, and appealing illustrations of points.
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature

And British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. Containing Thirty Thousand Biographies and Literary Notices, with Forty Indexes of Subjects

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought

Author: William Outhwaite

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470999012

Category: Social Science

Page: 856

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Modern social thought ranges widely from the social sciences to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences. Provides an authoritative overview of the main themes of social thought. Long essays and entries give full coverage to each topic. Covers major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics. New edition updates about 200 entries and includes new entries, suggestions for further reading, and a bibliography of all sources cited within the text.
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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Author: Craig Calhoun,Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195123719

Category: Social Science

Page: 563

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Defines key terms in such areas as anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, human geography, cultural studies, and Marxism, and covers concepts, theories, schools of thought, methodologies, issues, and controversies.
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Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory

Author: Roberta Pearson,Philip Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134716974

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

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The Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory clearly and accessibly explains the major theoretical approaches now deployed in the study of the moving image, as well as defining key theoretical terms. This dictionary provides readers with the conceptual apparatus to understand the often daunting language and terminology of screen studies. Entries include: *audience * Homi K. Bhabha * black cinema * the body * children and media * commodification * cop shows * deep focus * Umberto Eco * the gaze * Donna Haraway * bell hooks * infotainment * master narrative * medical dramas * morpheme * myth * panopticon * pastiche * pleasure * real time * social realism * sponsorship * sport on television * subliminal * third cinema * virtual reality Consultant Editors: David Black, USA, William Urricchio, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Gill Branston, Cardiff University, UK ,Elayne Rapping, USA
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