Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Sociology, 1st Edition

  • George Ritzer University of Maryland
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  • ISBN-10: 0470760850
  • ISBN-13: 9780470760857
  • DDC: 301.03
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 6384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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About

Overview

Arranged across eleven volumes in A-Z format, it is the definitive reference source for students, researchers, 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. It provides:

  • Clear, concise, expert definitions and explanations of the key concepts
  • 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
  • Timeline, lexicon by subject area, bibliography, and index

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the Editor and Managing Editors.
Advisory Editors.
Contributors.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Timeline.
Lexicon.
1: Abolitionism.
2: Abortion as a Social Problem.
3: Absenteeism.
4: Accommodation.
5: Accounts.
6: Accounts, Deviant.
7: Acculturation.
8: Action Research.
9: Actor-Network Theory.
10: Actor-Network Theory, Actants.
11: Addams, Jane (1860–1935).
12: Addiction and Dependency.
13: Adolescent Sexual Health.
14: Adoption.
15: Adorno, Theodor W. (1903–1969).
16: Advertising.
17: Aesthetics.
18: Affect Control Theory.
19: Affirmative Action.
20: Affirmative Action for Majority Groups.
21: Affirmative Action (Race and Ethnic Quotas).
22: Age and Crime.
23: Age Identity.
24: Age, Period, And Cohort Effects.
25: Age Prejudice and Discrimination.
26: Agency (And Intention).
27: Agenda Setting.
28: Aggression.
29: Aging, Demography of.
30: Aging and Health Policy.
31: Aging and the Life Course, Theories of.
32: Aging, Longitudinal Studies.
33: Aging, Mental Health, and Well-Being.
34: Aging and Social Policy.
35: Aging and Social Support.
36: Aging, Sociology of.
37: Aging and Technology.
38: Aging and Work Performance.
39: AIDS, Sociology of.
40: Al-Biruni (973–1048).
41: Alcohol and Crime.
42: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.
43: Alienation.
44: Alliances.
45: Alliances (Racial/Ethnic).
46: Althusser, Louis (1918–90).
47: Ambivalence.
48: American Dilemma, an (Gunnar Myrdal).
49: American Sociological Association.
50: Americanization.
51: Analytic Induction.
52: Anarchism.
53: Anarchism and Urban planning.
54: Anglo-Conformity.
55: Animal Rights Movements.
56: Animism.
57: Annales School.
58: Anomie.
59: ANOVA (Analysis of Variance).
60: Anthropology, Cultural and Social: Early History.
61: Anthrozoology.
62: Anti-Semitism (Religion).
63: Anti-Semitism (Social Change).
64: Anti-War and Peace Movements.
65: Anzaldúa, Gloria (1942–2004).
66: Apartheid and Nelson Mandela.
67: Apophatic Reflexivity.
68: Arcades.
69: Arendt, Hannah (1906–1975).
70: Aron, Raymond (1905–83).
71: Art worlds.
72: ’Asabiyya.
73: Asceticism.
74: Asch Experiments.
75: Assimilation.
76: Atheism.
77: Attitudes and Behavior.
78: Attraction.
79: Attribution Theory.
80: Audiences.
81: Auditing.
82: Authenticity.
83: Authenticity Criteria.
84: Author/Auteur.
85: Authoritarian Personality.
86: Authoritarianism.
87: Authority and Conformity.
88: Authority and Legitimacy.
89: Autoethnography.
90: Autopoiesis.
91: Awareness Contexts.
92: Ba.
93: Balkanization.
94: Bankruptcy.
95: Barthes, Roland (1915–80).
96: Base and Superstructure.
97: Bataille, Georges (1897–1962).
98: Bateson, Gregory (1904–80).
99: Baudrillard, Jean (1929–2007).
100: Beard, Mary Ritter (1876–1958).
101: Beauvoir, Simone de (1908–86).
102: Beccaria, Cesare (1738–94).
103: Behaviorism.
104: Belief.
105: Bell Curve.
106: Bell Curve, The (Herrnstein and Murray).
107: Benefit and Victimized Zones.
108: Benjamin, Walter (1892–1940).
109: Bernard, Jessie (1903–96).
110: Bifurcated Consciousness, Line of Fault.
111: Big Science and Collective Research.
112: Bilingual, Multicultural Education.
113: Bilingualism.
114: Biodemography.
115: Biography.
116: Biosociology.
117: Biosociological Theories.
118: Biracialism.
119: Birmingham School.
120: Bisexuality.
121: Black Feminist Thought.
122: Black Masculinity.
123: Black Urban Regime.
124: Blasé/Neurasthenic Personalities.
125: Blau, Peter (1918–2002).
126: Blockbusting.
127: Blumer, Herbert George (1900–87).
128: Boas, Franz (1858–1942).
129: Body, Abominations of the.
130: Body and Cultural Sociology.
131: Body Modification.
132: Body and Sexuality.
133: Body and Society.
134: Bonfil Batalla, Guillermo (1935–91).
135: Bosnia.
136: Bottomore, T. B. (1920–1992).
137: Boundaries (Racial/Ethnic).
138: Bourdieu, Pierre (1930–2002).
139: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat.
140: Brand Culture.
141: Branding and Organizational Identity.
142: Brands and Branding.
143: Braudel, Fernand (1902–85).
144: Braverman, Harry (1922–76).
145: Bricolage.
146: British Sociological Association.
147: Brown v. Board of Education.
148: Buddhism.
149: Built Environment.
150: Bureaucracy and Public Sector Governmentality.
151: Bureaucratic Personality.
152: Burning Man.
153: Burundi and Rwanda (Hutu, Tutsi).
154: Bureaucracy.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

George Ritzer

George Ritzer is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He received the 2000 Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award from the American Sociological Association and has chaired its sections on Theoretical Sociology and Organizations and Occupations. Among his most recent books are The McDonaldization of Society, New Century Edition, Enchanting a Disenchanted World , and, with Barry Smart, The Handbook of Social Theory.