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.

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology 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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