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Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online

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The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology is the reference for students, researchers, librarians, and academics in the field. This ground-breaking project brings together specially commissioned entries written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers. With over 1800 entries / 3.5 million words it will define the discipline of sociology for years to come and provides:

Clear, concise, expert definitions and explanations of the key concepts written by leading scholars in the field

An essential reference for expert and newcomer alike, with entries ranging from short definitions of key terms to extended explorations of major topics

Materials that have historically defined the discipline, but also 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

Sophisticated cross-referencing and search facilities

A timeline, lexicon by subject area, and extensive bibliographies

Regular updates of new and revised entries and features

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