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A Dictionary of Sociology

Fourth Edition

John Scott

September 2014

ISBN: 9780199683581

832 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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The most authoritative dictionary of sociology available. Fully revised to include the most up-to-date concepts and contemporary social issues. It is both an ideal introduction to the subject, and an invaluable reference work for more advanced students and teachers.

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The most authoritative dictionary of sociology available. Fully revised to include the most up-to-date concepts and contemporary social issues. It is both an ideal introduction to the subject, and an invaluable reference work for more advanced students and teachers.

  • Completely revised and up-to-date content, with new entries on topical areas such as climate change, social media, terrorism, and intersectionality
  • More than 2,500 clear, concise, and authoritative entries
  • Covers all aspects of sociology, from abolitionism to zeitgeist and includes in-depth entries on key topics including the sociology of migration, politics, and religion
  • Includes terms taken from a wide range of related fields, such as psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science
  • Recommended entry-level web links, accessed and updated via the Dictionary of Sociology companion web page

New to this edition

  • All entries thoroughly reviewed to ensure they are concise, focused, and up to date
  • New entries on global and multi-cultural topics such as climate change, social media, terrorism, and intersectionality

About the Author(s)

John Scott, Honorary Professor, University of Copenhagen

John Scott is Honorary Professor at the University of Copenhagen. He was formerly Professor in Sociology and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Plymouth and Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, and is a former President of the British Sociological Association. He has published over 10 books on many aspects of sociology, and is a member of the board of 3 different sociology journals.

Reviews

Readers and especially beginning readers of sociology can scarcely do better than turn to this dictionary. There is no better single-volume compilation for an up-to-date, readable and authoritative source of definitions, summaries and references in contemporary sociology - A. H. Halsey