Download E-books Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World PDF

By Karen Christensen

Sage Reference is especially happy to announce the Encyclopedia of Community, an enormous reference paintings that summarizes every little thing we all know approximately how we people come jointly. neighborhood itself is an idea, an adventure, and a principal a part of being human. The encyclopedia covers groups of the previous and current, from nineteenth century utopians, to the communes of the 1960's, to modern day Rotary membership, Amish, and cyber groups. constructed via award profitable editors Karen Christensen and David Levinson with a board of top students, the Encyclopedia of group is crucial for background, sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, and public management scholars and the public, who will flip to the encyclopedia for thought and illumination, tales and strategies.

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Download E-books The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication PDF

By Robert Trager, Joseph Russomanno, Susan Dente Ross

With its transparent and fascinating writing, crucial insurance and research, and sizeable dialogue of case legislation, this can be a renowned and complete creation to the legislations of journalism and mass verbal exchange. It contains: * pictures and have packing containers, in addition to a marginal word list of criminal phrases and ideas * Hypothetical instances which begin each one bankruptcy and are then via a timeline displaying landmark instances in context. * genuine international legislation packing containers illustrating modern examples and rising subject matters * issues of legislation packing containers underlining key issues and criminal assessments. * A pupil better half site to aid relief evaluation and examine.

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Download E-books The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 13: Gender: Gender v. 13 PDF

This quantity of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture displays the dramatic raise in learn related to gender over the last thirty years, revealing that even the main well-known matters tackle new value whilst considered throughout the lens of gender. the big variety of entries explores how humans have skilled, understood, and used recommendations of womanhood and manhood in all types of visible and sophisticated ways.

The quantity positive factors 113 articles, sixty five of that are totally new for this version. Thematic articles handle matters akin to sexuality, respectability, and paternalism and examine the position of gender in broader topics, together with the civil rights circulate, state song, and activities. Topical entries spotlight contributors resembling Oprah Winfrey, the Grimke sisters, and Dale Earnhardt, in addition to old occasions equivalent to the seize of Jefferson Davis in a woman's gown, the superb Court's determination in Loving v. Virginia, and the Memphis sanitation staff' strike, with its slogan, "I AM A MAN." Bringing jointly scholarship on gender and the physique, sexuality, hard work, race, and politics, this quantity bargains new how you can view substantial questions in southern historical past and culture.

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Download E-books The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature [3 volumes] PDF

From East L.A. to the barrios of latest York urban and the Cuban neighborhoods of Miami, Latino literature, or literature written through Hispanic peoples of the U.S., is the written be aware of North America's brilliant Latino groups. rising from the fusion of Spanish, North American, and African cultures, it has consistently been a part of the yank mosaic. Written for college students and normal readers, this encyclopedia surveys the titanic panorama of Latino literature from the colonial period to the current. Aiming to be as huge and inclusive as attainable, the encyclopedia covers all of local North American Latino literature in addition to that created by way of authors originating in nearly each kingdom of Spanish the USA and Spain. incorporated are greater than seven-hundred alphabetically prepared entries written through approximately 60 professional members. whereas many of the entries are on writers, similar to Julia Alvarez, Sandra Cisneros, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Oscar Hijuelos, and Piri Thomas, others hide genres, ethnic and nationwide literatures, events, historic themes and occasions, issues, techniques, institutions and firms, and publishers and magazines. distinctive recognition is given to the cultural, political, social, and ancient contexts within which Latino literature has constructed. Entries cite works for additional analyzing, and the encyclopedia closes with a particular, common bibliography.

Entries cite works for additional interpreting, and the encyclopedia closes with a specific, normal bibliography. The encyclopedia provides unique realization to the social, cultural, old, and political contexts of Latino literature, therefore making it a terrific device to aid scholars use literature to profit approximately historical past and cultural diversity.

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Download E-books The Encyclopedia of Public Choice PDF

The Encyclopedia offers a close and finished account of the topic referred to as public selection. despite the fact that, the name wouldn't show suf- ciently the breadth of the Encyclopedia’s contents that are summarized greater because the fruitful interchange of economics, political technology and ethical philosophy at the foundation of a picture of guy as a purposive and in charge actor who pursues his personal ambitions as successfully as attainable. This fruitful interchange among the fields defined above existed throughout the past due eighteenth century throughout the short interval of the Scottish Enlightenment while such nice students as David Hume, Adam Ferguson and Adam Smith contributed to some of these fields, and extra. despite the fact that, as intell- tual specialization steadily changed broad-based scholarship from the m- 19th century onwards, it grew to become more and more infrequent to discover a student making significant contributions to multiple. as soon as Alfred Marshall outlined economics in neoclassical phrases, as a n- row optimistic self-discipline, the hyperlink among economics, political technology and ethical philosophy was once all yet severed and economists redefined their function into that of ‘the humble dentist’ supplying technical monetary details as inputs to enhance the functionality of neutral, benevolent and omniscient governments of their makes an attempt to advertise the general public curiosity. This certainly was once the dominant view inside of an economics occupation that had turn into besotted by means of the economics of John Maynard Keynes and Paul Samuelson instantly following the top of the second one global struggle.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature PDF

The Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature is a two-volume paintings that comprises a few 540 entries on erotic literature on a world scale. The Encyclopedia has an remarkable scope, the 1st scholarly reference source to carry the sector jointly in all its attention-grabbing sort. The entries study the historical past of the literature in numerous nations and languages from classical antiquity to the current day, person writers from around the globe (not them all unavoidably referred to as expert writers of erotic literature), major works, genres and significant techniques, and basic subject matters pertinent to erotic literature (nudity, prostitution, etc.).

The definition of erotic literature is extensive, encompassing all of the fabric well-known within the learn of the sector: not only fiction in all genres (novels, poetry, brief tales, drama), but in addition essays, autobiographies, treatises and intercourse manuals from assorted cultures. This Encyclopedia deals with sexually specific texts characterised via sexual representations and proposals. every kind of sexuality are included.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, 2-Volume Set (Library of American History) PDF

By Edward E. Curtis IV

Muslims have lengthy performed a valuable function in American heritage. because the colonial interval while an expected 20,000 African Muslims have been transported to the United States as slaves, in the course of the early twentieth century whilst Muslim immigrants entered the us from the center East, Europe, and Asia, to the current day, Islam has been a vital part of the yank event. The founding of the country of Islam within the Nineteen Thirties augmented the Muslim-American inhabitants between African americans, and this staff together with such well-liked figures as Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, and Louis Farrakhan has had a tremendous impact on American lifestyles and politics because the Sixties. considering the fact that passage of the Immigration Act of 1965, nearly 1 million Muslims have come to the US, constructing new neighborhoods and groups in all 50 states.

Few teams are as varied as Muslim american citizens, and but no different workforce has been as stereotyped, maligned, or marginalized in American society. The terrorist assaults of 9-11 produced a heavy backlash, reworking the Muslim-American event within the usa. on the sunrise of the twenty first century, they can be misunderstood through mainstream society, portrayed as caricatures in the event that they are portrayed at all.

The new Encyclopedia of Muslim-American historical past goals to rectify this remedy and position Muslim americans squarely within the middle of yank background and tradition. Written in transparent and jargon-free prose, this authoritative reference offers a brand new and broader, extra inclusive method of American historical past. together with approximately three hundred articles, this two-volume reference publication is the 1st to target this serious topic, masking the entire ancient and modern concerns, occasions, humans, lawsuits, subject matters, and activism on the subject of Muslim americans. greater than a hundred historians, students, and specialists contributed to this encyclopedia, tracing the stories and impression that Muslim american citizens have had on our nation's heritage for centuries. unique records, a grasp chronology, and an intensive bibliography whole this illustrated reference.

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Download E-books The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two volume set) PDF

Increasing financial globalization has made figuring out the area economic system extra vital than ever. From alternate agreements to offshore outsourcing to overseas relief, this two-volume encyclopedia explains the foremost components of the realm financial system and offers a primary step to additional learn for college students and students in public coverage, overseas stories, enterprise, and the wider social sciences, in addition to for fiscal coverage professionals.

Written via a world group of individuals, this entire reference contains greater than three hundred up to date entries protecting a variety of issues in overseas alternate, finance, creation, and fiscal improvement. those issues contain suggestions and ideas, types and conception, associations and agreements, regulations and tools, research and instruments, and sectors and particular concerns. every one access contains cross-references and an inventory of assets for additional examining and examine. entire with an index and a desk of contents that teams entries via subject, The Princeton Encyclopedia of the realm Economy is a vital source for somebody who must higher comprehend the worldwide economy.


  • More than three hundred alphabetically prepared articles on themes in foreign exchange, finance, creation, and fiscal improvement
  • International workforce of participants
  • Annotated checklist of additional interpreting with every one article
  • Topical checklist of entries
  • Full index and cross-references

access different types and pattern topics:

  • Concepts and principles: globalization, anti-globalization, reasonable alternate, overseas direct funding, foreign migration, monetary improvement, multinational corporations
  • Models and theory: Heckscher-Ohlin version, internalization idea, New exchange concept, North-South exchange, Triffin hassle
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  • Analysis and tools: trade fee forecasting, potent safeguard, financial coverage ideas
  • Sectors and specific issues: baby exertions, company governance, the electronic divide, healthiness and globalization, unlawful medicinal drugs exchange, petroleum, steel

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Download E-books Addiction: A Reference Encyclopedia PDF

By Howard Padwa

A reference consultant that solutions the questions humans have approximately habit and addictive behaviors of every kind, together with medications, alcohol, playing, intercourse, net utilization, and more.

• contains 127 A-Z entries on significant members, innovations, legislation, agencies, and occasions within the historical past of dependancy within the United States

• 17 fundamental resource records spotlight significant principles and advancements within the background of habit within the United States

• deals feedback for extra examining for readers attracted to studying extra in regards to the issues tested within the encyclopedia

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