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eBook Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition

  • Editor: Rhonda J. V. Montgomery
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  • ISBN-10: 002865899X
  • ISBN-13: 9780028658995
  • DDC: 301.03
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • eBook
  • Original Copyright 2001 | Published/Released December 2003
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2001
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About

Overview

Winner of the 1993 Dartmouth Medal, this classic reference has been updated to reflect many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years. Articles covering core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion have been updated and expanded, and completely new articles have been written on topics such as the Internet, privacy and epidemiology.

Features and Benefits

  • 397 signed articles, 66 new to the second edition, the rest reviewed and updated to 2001.
  • The 45-member advisory board includes 10 scholars from Europe and Asia to enhance the global perspective of coverage.

Awards

  • ALA Dartmouth Medal Winner 2004
  • CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2012
  • Library Journal’s Best Reference Sources 2002
  • School Library Journal’s Recommended Reference Work

Contributors

Contributors

  • Rhonda J. V. Montgomery

Reviews

"The signed essays provide a thorough and detailed overview of the subject...This excellent new edition of an already highly regarded encyclopedia is highly recommended for all academic and larger public libraries."-- Library Journal, March 15, 2001 (Starred Review)

— Library Journal

"The appearance of the Encyclopedia of Sociology is a momentous publishing event for the discipline. Every academic library in institutions that teach sociology must acquire this set, where it will become the centerpiece of the reference collection."-- Reference Books Bulletin (May 1, 1992)

— Reference Books Bulletin

"The Encyclopedia of Sociology represents a publishing landmark...Topics included cover traditional fields of sociology as well as emerging fields, such as science and technology, the sociology of medicine, and gender studies. This encyclopedia is interdisciplinary as well as international in scope...The Encyclopedia of Sociology upholds Macmillan's reputation for producing excellent subject encyclopedias...This is a must purchase for academic libraries. Medium to large-sized public libraries, especially those serving college students, should also consider purchasing this set." -- RQ (Fall 1992)

— RQ

"A landmark publication, recommended for high school libraries, particularly where the social sciences are emphasized in the curriculum and/or where student participation in current events activities is encouraged."-- School Library Journal (May 1992)

— School Library Journal

"The Encyclopedia of Sociology is a much-needed, comprehensive guide to the areas of study, the history, the theory, and the methodology of sociology as practiced in the United States and other countries. . . . The quality of writing is uniformly high and access to information is thorough, with extensive documentation and cross referencing."-- School Library Journal (May 1992)

— School Library Journal

"...there is no question but that the Encyclopedia of Sociology is likely to be the definitive encyclopedia of sociology for the next generation. Because of this, it is highly recommended for academic libraries and other institutions, including high schools, where sociology in any of its forms is likely to be of interest. Undergraduate and graduate sociolgy majors and nonmajors alike will find value here, whether they use the set as a text to understand all of sociology in depth or as a quick authoritative summary about specific subjects. The Board is equally confident that social workers, interested laypersons, and professionals from other fields will also find the introductory articles in this set to be extremely useful. Acquisition of this work should be seen as an occasion for retiring the earlier edition." -- Booklist (June 2001)

— Booklist

"The 370 signed articles reflect state-of-the-art sociology in all its diverse manifestations."-- Reference Books Bulletin (May 1, 1992)

— Reference Books Bulletin

"A superb set that belongs in all sociology reference collections." -- Reference Book Review (Fall 1993)

— Reference Book Review

"Befitting its readability, medium-size and large public libraries will want to consider its purchase as well."-- Reference Books Bulletin (May 1, 1992)

— Reference Books Bulletin

"The Borgattas have compiled the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the sprawling discipline of sociology ever successfully ventured in America."-- Reference Books Bulletin, May 1, 1992 (Review of 1st Edition)

— Reference Books Bulletin

"The Encyclopedia of Sociology is an important publication, and a worthwhile acquisition which will have lasting value."-- Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare (December 1993)

— Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare

"The ability of a large number of sociologists to collaborate effectively to produce this prodigious, and to cover a very wide subject matter in a condensed yet informative way, attests to the discipline's vitality." -- Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare (December 1993)

— Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare

"It continues to be useful for both for scholars and professionals investigating new areas of study and for students needing introductory overviews."-- Library Journal, March 15, 2001 (Starred Review)

— Library Journal

"In addition to the disciplineIs enduring concerns, such as alienation, community, labor force, small groups, and suicide, the encyclopedia covers newer, 'hotter' topics such as alternative lifestyles, drug abuse, homelessness, information society, Mexican studies, and terrorism. . . . A very detailed index provides access to main topics and subtopics discussed within the articles."-- Wilson Library Bulletin (May 1992)

— Wilson Library Bulletin

"...this set will be a must-have resource in academic libraries featuring programs in sociology and the behavioral sciences." -- American Reference Books Annual 2001

— ARBA

"The four volumes of this excellent encyclopedia provide the first comprehensive introduction to the field of sociology...This is an important work that should endure as a standard reference in the field for years to come. Highly recommended by all libraries."-- American Reference Books Annual 1993

— ARBA

"...there are no multivolume works with anything like the thoroughness and scholarly rigor that characterizes this set. There is no question that the Encyclopedia of Sociology is likely to be the definitive encyclopedia of sociology for the next generation. Because of this, it is highly recommended for academic libraries and other institutions, including high schools, where sociology in any of its forms is likely to be of interest. Undergraduate and graduate sociology majors and nonmajors alike will find value here, whether they use the set as a text to understand all of sociology in depth or as a quick authoritative summary about specific subjects. The Board is equally confident that social workers, interested laypersons, and professionals from other fields will also find the introductory articles in this set to be extremely useful." -- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (starred review) , June 1 & 15, 2001

— Booklist

"The first edition of the Dartmouth Medal-winning Encyclopedia of Sociology set the tone as the comprehensive encyclopedic work in sociology. Given the significant revisions and expanded coverage, the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Sociology is a necessary purchase for academic and large public libraries." -- Reference & User Services Quarterly (Summer 2001)

— Reference and User Services Quarterly (ALA)

"Essential to bring any academic reference collection up to date in sociology."-- CHOICE (June 2001)

— Choice

"The second edition of this standard reference work meets the opportunity and challenge of bringing into the 21st century. Borgatta and Montgomery have rearranged, updated, and significantly expanded the encyclopedia's scope."-- CHOICE (June 2001)

— Choice

"The encyclopedia will serve as the premier source of background information and conceptual summaries for the field of sociology for years to come. A must purchase for libraries in all institutions of higher education (including community colleges) and for most public libraries."-- CHOICE (July/August 1992)

— Choice

"Timeliness of the set is exemplified by inclusion of articles on both feminist theory and postmodernism, articles with multicultural approaches and by allusion to the Persian Gulf War of 1991 and to the end of the Cold War."-- CHOICE (July/August 1992)

— Choice

"The field of sociology now has a current and authoritative standard encyclopedic work...Students, as well as professionals in other fields, will appreciate these well-designed, understandable introductions to sociological subjects."-- CHOICE (July/August 1992)

— Choice

"[The entries] selection and content, show the momentous changes in the field of sociology since the 1960s. All are well documented with references. There is an excellent subject/name index and many cross references. . . . No other sociology encyclopedia has anywhere near this work's depth. . . . Highly recommended for all academic libraries."-- Library Journal (July 1992)

— Library Journal

'Theories, concepts areas of study, and sub fields of sociology, as well as methods for research and analysis in sociology are covered in 370 lengthy essay-like entries." -- Library Journal (July 1992)

— Library Journal