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A Dictionary of Sociology

John Scott and Gordon Marshall

Third edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199533008
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191726842 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199533008.001.0001
A Dictionary of Sociology

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Readers and especially beginning readers of sociology can scarcely do better than turn to this 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. Halsey

Wide-ranging and authoritative, this bestselling sociology dictionary is the most informative of its kind. Compiled by a team of sociological experts, under the editorship of Gordon Marshall and John Scott, it is packed with over 2,500 entries. With terms taken from sociology and the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science, it provides widespread coverage of all aspects of sociology, from adaptation to zero tolerance. It also contains biographies covering key figures, such as Gilles Deleuze and Erich Fromm. Jargon-free entries are elaborated with clear descriptions and in-depth analysis, many using real-life examples, making even the most complicated subjects easy to understand.

This new edition has been revised to bring the dictionary completely up-to-date, while retaining the concise, clear quality of previous editions. Now boasting many entry-level web links, this dictionary offers more relevant and useful information than ever before.

An invaluable introduction to sociology for beginners, and a key reference work for more advanced students, teachers, and professionals working with sociology and related fields.

Book.  2525 pages.  408589 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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