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The Blackwell dictionary of modern social thought.
edition
2nd ed. / edited by William Outhwaite.
imprint
Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2003.
description
xvi, 839 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0631221646 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2003.
isbn
0631221646 (alk. paper)
general note
Rev. ed. of: The Blackwell dictionary of twentieth-century social thought. 1993.
catalogue key
4774759
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2003-07-01:
Appearing first as Blackwell Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Social Thought, ed. by Outhwaite and Tom Bottomore (CH, Jul'93), this updated second edition maintains the initial purposes to present comprehensive coverage of major concepts in social thought, principal schools and movements of thought, and institutions and organizations as objects of social analysis or procreators of significant doctrines and ideas. More than 200 international scholars contribute about 200 signed entries. Alphabetically arranged, "action and agency" to "youth movement," entries run a few paragraphs to several pages. Personal names as topics are excluded, but eponymous doctrines and theories--Keynesianism, Stalinism--remain. First appearances of works and dates of subsequent editions are noted in the text, as are cross- and see/see also references to additional topics. Brief lists of readings, in English and other languages, accompany each entry. Most initial concepts have been retained and several added, including "Asian values," "Ethnic cleansing," "Internet." Several topics were dropped ("Addiction") or merged into existing entries ("Clinical and Economic Depression" to "Depression"). Other notable changes are deletion of the biographical appendix and of the index, the latter useful in locating related topics and individuals mentioned in the text. An extensive 88-page bibliography concludes the volume. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Academic and large public libraries. M. Cochran University of California, Berkeley
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Review Quotes
'This is still the best dictionary around and an effective antidote to the inflated importance given to current gurus of social thought. Students could abandon their textbooks and follow this reference trail.' Margaret Archer, University of Warwick'The scholarship is formidable, the topics serious. But this is also a reference book that is fun to read, often sharp, ironic, and barbed - a distillation of current Social Thought as well as a dictionary.' Stephen Turner, University of South Florida'This book is an indispensable tool for social, political, and intellectual inquiry in general. William Outhwaite has produced a valuable compendium of the key figures, central concepts, influential movements, and important institutions of the modern era. The sum impressively surpasses not only the parts but the peer competitors.' James Der Derian, Brown University and University of Massachusetts Amherst'Students new to the volume will find it remains a valuable guide.' David Jary, University of Birmingham
& 'This is still the best dictionary around and an effective antidote to the inflated importance given to current gurus of social thought. Students could abandon their textbooks and follow this reference trail. & ' Margaret Archer, University of Warwick& 'The scholarship is formidable, the topics serious. But this is also a reference book that is fun to read, often sharp, ironic, and barbed & - a distillation of current Social Thought as well as a dictionary. & ' Stephen Turner, University of South Florida& 'This book is an indispensable tool for social, political, and intellectual inquiry in general. William Outhwaite has produced a valuable compendium of the key figures, central concepts, influential movements, and important institutions of the modern era. The sum impressively surpasses not only the parts but the peer competitors. & ' James Der Derian, Brown University and University of Massachusetts Amherst'Students new to the volume will find it remains a valuable guide.' David Jary, University of Birmingham
'This is still the best dictionary around and an effective antidote to the inflated importance given to current gurus of social thought. Students could abandon their textbooks and follow this reference trail. ' Margaret Archer, University of Warwick 'The scholarship is formidable, the topics serious. But this is also a reference book that is fun to read, often sharp, ironic, and barbed - a distillation of current Social Thought as well as a dictionary. ' Stephen Turner, University of South Florida 'This book is an indispensable tool for social, political, and intellectual inquiry in general. William Outhwaite has produced a valuable compendium of the key figures, central concepts, influential movements, and important institutions of the modern era. The sum impressively surpasses not only the parts but the peer competitors. ' James Der Derian, Brown University and University of Massachusetts Amherst 'Students new to the volume will find it remains a valuable guide.' David Jary, University of Birmingham
'This is still the best dictionary around and an effective antidote to the inflated importance given to current gurus of social thought. Students could abandon their textbooks and follow this reference trail.' Margaret Archer, University of Warwick 'The scholarship is formidable, the topics serious. But this is also a reference book that is fun to read, often sharp, ironic, and barbed - a distillation of current Social Thought as well as a dictionary.' Stephen Turner, University of South Florida 'This book is an indispensable tool for social, political, and intellectual inquiry in general. William Outhwaite has produced a valuable compendium of the key figures, central concepts, influential movements, and important institutions of the modern era. The sum impressively surpasses not only the parts but the peer competitors.' James Der Derian, Brown University and University of Massachusetts Amherst 'Students new to the volume will find it remains a valuable guide.' David Jary, University of Birmingham
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Summaries
Main Description
Modern social thought ranges widely from the social sciences to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences. Provides an authoritative overview of the main themes of social thought. Long essays and entries give full coverage to each topic. Covers major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics. New edition updates about 200 entries and includes new entries, suggestions for further reading, and a bibliography of all sources cited within the text.
Main Description
Modern social thought ranges widely from the social sciences to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences. This Dictionary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the main themes of social thought, principal schools and movements of thought and those institutions that have been the subject of social analysis or engendered significant doctrines and ideas. Detailed entries cover major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics. These are supplemented by shorter accounts of specific concepts and phenomena. This second edition updates about 200 entries and includes new entries on the Internet, ethnic cleansing and other topics. Each entry includes suggestions for further reading, and the volume contains a bibliography of all sources cited within the text.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This work provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the main themes of social thought and covers major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics.
Back Cover Copy
Modern social thought ranges widely across the social sciences, to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences. This Dictionary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the main themes of social thought, principal schools and movements of thought, and those institutions that have been the subject of social analysis or engendered significant doctrines and ideas.Detailed entries cover major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics. These are supplemented by shorter accounts of specific concepts and phenomena.This second edition of this popular volume updates about 200 entries and includes new material on the internet, ethnic cleansing and other topics. Each entry includes suggestions for further reading, and the volume contains a bibliography of all sources cited within the text.
Main Description
Modern social thought ranges widely from the social sciences to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences. This Dictionary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the main themes of social thought, principal schools and movements of thought, and those institutions that have been the subject of social analysis or engendered significant doctrines and ideas. Provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the main themes of social thought. Long essays and entries give full coverage to each topic. Covers major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics. New edition updates about 200 entries and includes new entries, suggestions for further reading, and a bibliography of all sources cited within the text.
Back Cover Copy
Modern social thought ranges widely across the social sciences, to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences. This Dictionary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the main themes of social thought, principal schools and movements of thought, and those institutions that have been the subject of social analysis or engendered significant doctrines and ideas. Detailed entries cover major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics. These are supplemented by shorter accounts of specific concepts and phenomena.This second edition of this popular volume updates about 200 entries and includes new material on the internet, ethnic cleansing and other topics. Each entry includes suggestions for further reading, and the volume contains a bibliography of all sources cited within the text.
Main Description
Modern social thought ranges widely across the social sciences, to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences. This Dictionary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the main themes of social thought, principal schools and movements of thought, and those institutions that have been the subject of social analysis or engendered significant doctrines and ideas.Detailed entries cover major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics. These are supplemented by shorter accounts of specific concepts and phenomena.This second edition updates about 200 entries and includes new entries on the internet, ethnic cleansing and other topics. Each entry includes suggestions for further reading, and the volume contains a bibliography of all sources cited within the text.
Main Description
Modern social thought ranges widely from the social sciences to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences.
Table of Contents
Preface
Note
Contributors
Introduction
Dictionary Entries A-Z
Bibliography
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