Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology

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A comprehensive guide to sociological concepts, topics and authors.

The encyclopedia includes key concepts and terms and detailed coverage of selected major topics in sociology. Also included are materials that have historically defined the discipline and more recent developments, significantly updating the store of sociological knowledge. Introductions to sociological theories and research that have developed outside of the United States and Western Europe are provided.

Features include cross-referencing and search facilities; a timeline; lexicon by subject area; and extensive bibliographies. The encyclopedia is regularly updated.

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