A Dictionary of Sociology

A Dictionary of Sociology

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This is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of sociology available in a single volume. Compiled by an expert team of sociologists under the editorship of Gordon Marshall, this new edition has been fully revised and updated. Ideal for those new to the subject, it will also be invaluable to more advanced students as well as teachers. The features includes: over 2500 entries; covering a wide-range - includes major concepts from related disciplines; international coverage of terms, methods, and concepts; biographical entries on major figures; related terms from psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science; and contains many substantial entries which are particularly helpful for students The revision extends coverage of areas such as cultural studies and identity, mass media, nationalism, and developments in sociological research in the US. New entries include: administrative theory, broken window thesis, child abuse, consumer society, cultural studies, diaspora, Hans Eysenck, Goldthorpe Class Scheme, hooliganism, Internet, Japanization, McDonaldization, multi-level models, quality of life, reflexive modernization, sequence analysis, sustainable development, and victimology.show more

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  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 130 x 196.3 x 38.4mm | 476.28g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 10 line drawings
  • 0192800817
  • 9780192800817
  • 2,003,515

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Readers and especially beginning readers of sociology can scarcely do better than turn to Gordon Marshall's dictionary. There is no better single-volume compilation for an up-to-date, readable and authoritative source of definitions, summaries and references in contemporary sociology A. H. Halseyshow more

About Gordon Marshall

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.show more

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