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The social science encyclopedia / edited by Adam Kuper and Jessica Kuper.


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3rd ed. - London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
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  • 2 v. (xxxix, 1119 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • accountability-- accounting-- activation and arousal-- actor, social-- adolescence-- affirmative action-- ageing-- age-sex structure-- agricultural economics-- alcoholism and alcohol abuse-- alienation-- altruism and co-operation-- anarchism-- anger, hostility and aggression-- Annales School-- anthropology-- anxiety-- Aristotle (384-322 BC)-- art, sociology of-- artificial intelligence-- asymmetric information-- attitudes-- auctions-- authoritarian and totalitarian systems-- authority-- balance of payments-- banking-- bargaining-- basic needs-- behavioural economics-- Bentham, Jeremy (1748-1832)-- Boas, Franz (1858-1942)-- body-- Bourdieu (1930-2002)-- Braudel, Fernand (1902-85)-- bureaucracy-- Burke, Edmund (1729-97)-- business cycles-- business studies-- cannibalism-- capital, credit and money markets-- capitalism-- cargo cults-- cartography-- case study-- caste-- census of population-- Chicago School-- child development-- childcare-- childhood-- Chomsky, Noam (1928- )-- citizenship-- city-- civil society-- class, social-- classical economics-- cliometrics-- cognitive behaviour therapy-- cognitive neuropsychology-- cognitive neuroscience-- cognitive psychology-- cognitive science-- cohort analysis-- collective action-- collective bargaining-- colonialism-- communism-- community-- community development-- competition-- competition policy-- computer simulation-- conditioning, classical and operant-- conflict-- conflict resolution-- connectionism-- consciousness-- conservation-- conservatism-- consociation-- constitutions and constitutionalism-- consumer behaviour-- consumption function-- contracts-- corporate enterprise-- corruption-- cost-benefit analysis-- creativity-- crime and delinquency-- criminology-- cross-cultural psychology-- cultural anthropology-- cultural geography-- cultural history-- cultural studies-- culture-- Darwin, Charles (1809-82)-- decision making-- defence economics-- delusions-- demand for money-- democracy-- democratization-- demographic surveys-- demographic transition-- demography-- deprivation and relative deprivation-- derivative markets and futures markets-- Derrida-- developmental psychology-- deviance-- Dewey, John (1859-1952)-- disability-- discourse analysis-- distribution of incomes and wealth-- division of labour by sex-- divorce-- domestic violence-- dreams-- drug use-- DSM-IV-- Durkheim, Emile (1858-1917)-- dyslexia-- ecology-- econometrics-- economic anthropology-- economic development-- economic dynamics-- economic geography-- economic growth-- economic history-- economic man-- economics-- economies of scale-- education-- educational sychology-- efficiency (economic)-- elections-- emotion-- employment and unemployment-- energy-- entrepreneurship-- environment, sociology of-- environmental economics-- epidemiology-- equality-- equilibrium-- ethics in social research-- ethnic politics-- ethnicity-- ethnography-- ethnomethodology-- event-history analysis-- evolutionary economics-- evolutionary psychology-- exchange-- exchange rate-- experimental design-- experimental economics-- externalities-- factors of production-- family-- fantasy-- fascism-- federalism and federatio.
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Publisher's Summary:
The Social Science Encyclopedia , first published in 1985 to acclaim from social scientists, librarians and students, was thoroughly revised in 1996, when reviewers began to describe it as a classic. This third edition has been radically recast. Over half the entries are new or have been entirely rewritten, and most of the balance have been substantially revised. Written by an international team of contributors, the Encyclopedia offers a global perspective on the key issues with the social sciences. Some 500 entries cover a variety of enduring and newly vital areas of study and research methods. Experts review theoretical debates from neo-evolutionism and rational choice theory to poststructuralism, and address the great questions that cut across the social sciences. What is the influence of genes on behaviour? What is the nature of consciousness and cognition? What are the causes of poverty and wealth? What are the roots of conflict, wars, revolutions and genocidal violence? This authoritative reference work is aimed at anyone with a serious interest in contemporary academic thinking about the individual in society.
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Kuper, Adam.
Kuper, Jessica.

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