A Dictionary of Sociology

Paperback | September 11, 2014

byJohn Scott

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A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology,philosophy, and political science.For this fourth edition, Professor John Scott has conducted a thorough review of all entries to ensure that they are concise, focused, and up to date. Revisions reflect current intellectual debates and social conditions, particularly in relation to global and multi-cultural issues. New entries coverrelevant contemporary concepts, such as climate change, social media, terrorism, and intersectionality, as well as key living sociologists.This Dictionary is both an invaluable introduction to sociology for beginners, and an essential source of reference for more advanced students and teachers.

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A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology,philosophy, and political science.For this four...

John Scott is Honorary Professor at the University of Copenhagen. He was formerly Professor in Sociology and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Plymouth and Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, and is a former President of the British Sociological Association. He has published over 10 books on many aspects of socio...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:September 11, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199683581

ISBN - 13:9780199683581

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Ideal Gift For Scholars! The Oxford Dictionary of Sociology provides very detailed definitions about the diverse branches of sociology, including the sociology of health and illness and the sociology of religion. It also provides very detailed definitions about the concept of hegemony in international relations and rationalization. It allows scholars to think about the theories they are required to comprehend when they study sociology critically. It even allows them to comprehend connections between sociology and psychology, economics, anthropology, geography, philosophy, and political science eminently. This dictionary therefore gives them opportunities to learn about a diverse range of social sciences while studying sociology at the same time.
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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