Encyclopedias and Handbooks
4 reasons to consult a handbook or specialized encyclopedia:
- Start with a review of the history of the top research before you search for the newer work that builds on it.
- Review the essential arguments in order to decide upon the topic or to reject it.
- Conduct a more effective search for scholarly journal articles with background content and terms.
- Avoid the error of omission of failing to cite the key scholars on the topic.
The titles below are in our print collection.
- Handbook of environmental sociology GE195 .H35 2002
- Handbook of the sociology of education LC191 .H254 2000
- Handbook of the sociology of emotions. Volume II HM1033 .H37 v.2 2014
- Handbook on gender and social policy HQ1075 .H352 2018
- International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences REF H 40 .A2 I5 2008
- The Oxford handbook of cognitive sociology HM1033 .O937 2019
- Sage Handbook of Sociology HM 586 .S24 2005
eBooks are linked below!
- Encyclopedia of Social Deviance by Social deviance--any behavior that violates a cultural norm--can involve something as major as crime or as minor as consistently and deliberately wearing lively mismatched socks. Whether a crime, a sin, or simply unique taste, what's considered deviant at one time and place can change, as when extensive tattooing and "body art" evolved from a sideshow carnival spectacle to a nearly universal rite of passage within U.S. culture.Drawing contributions from across the social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, anthropology, criminology, politics, psychology, and religion, the Encyclopedia of Social Deviance introduces readers to the lively field of rule-making and rebellion that strikes at the core of what it means to be an individual living in a social world. Key Features: More than 300 articles authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes. Each article concludes with cross-references to related entries and further readings. A thematic "Reader's Guide" groups related articles by broad areas (e.g., Concepts; Theories; Research Methodologies; Individual Deviance; Organizational Deviance; etc.) as one handy search feature on the e-Reference platform, which also includes a comprehensive index of search terms. Available in both electronic and print formats, this two-volume, A-to-Z encyclopedia set is a must-have resource for students and researchers who seek to understand social deviance.Key Themes: Crime, Property Crime, Sex Crime, Violent Crime, White-Collar/Corporate Defining Deviance Deviance in Social Institutions Deviant Subcultures Discrimination Drug Use and Abuse Marriage and Family Deviance Measuring Deviance Mental and Physical Disabilities Methodology for Studying Deviance Self-Destructive Deviance Sexual Deviance Social and Political Protest Social Control and Deviance Studying Deviant Subcultures Technology and Deviance Theories of Deviance, Macro Theories of Deviance, Micro Transitional DevianceISBN: 9781452240336Publication Date: 2014-02-14
- Encyclopedia of Sociology 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.Call Number: eBookISBN: 9780028648538Publication Date: 2000-11-16
- Encyclopedia of Urban Studies by The boundaries of this project may be defined as the various academic disciplines that contribute to urban studies more generally (urban anthropology, urban economics, urban geography, urban history, urban politics, urban sociology), academic programs that build upon three disciplines (cultural studies, public administration), and professional fields that comprise urban studies (architecture, economic development, urban planning). While defining "urban studies" in this manner is problematic because the field is more than simply the sum of its disciplinary parts, this encyclopedia serves an important purpose in bringing together research traditions that might receive only scant notice in particular disciplinary encyclopedia.ISBN: 9781412914321Publication Date: 2009-11-13
- The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy by The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of global policy on climate and the environment. It combines the strengths of an interdisciplinary team of experts from around the world to explore current debates and the latest thinking in the search for global environmental solutions. Explores the environmental challenges we currently face, and the concepts and approaches to solving these Questions the role of global actors, institutions and processes, and considers the links between global climate and environment policy, and that of the global economy Highlights the connections between social science research and global policy Brings together authoritative coverage of recent research by internationally-renowned experts from around the world, including from North America, Europe, and Asia Provides an essential resource guide for students and researchers from across a wide range of related disciplines - from politics and international relations, to environmental sciences and sociology - and for global policy practitionersISBN: 9781118326237Publication Date: 2013-02-14
- The Handbook of Global Security Policy by This Handbook brings together 30 state-of-the-art essays covering the essential aspects of global security research and practice for the 21st century. Embraces a broad definition of security that extends beyond the threat of foreign military attack to cover new risks for violence Offers comprehensive coverage framed around key security concepts, risks, policy tools, and global security actors Discusses pressing contemporary issues including terrorism, disarmament, genocide, sustainability, international peacekeeping, state-building, natural disasters, energy and food security, climate change, and cyber warfare Includes insightful and accessible contributions from around the world aimed at a broad base of scholars, students, practitioners, and policymakersISBN: 9781118442999Publication Date: 2014-03-20
- The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing by The police are perhaps the most visible representation of government. They are charged with what has been characterized as an "impossible" mandate - control and prevent crime, keep the peace, provide public services - and do so within the constraints of democratic principles. The police aretrusted to use deadly force when it is called for and are allowed access to our homes in cases of emergency. In fact, police departments are one of the few government agencies that can be mobilized by a simple phone call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are ubiquitous within our society, buttheir actions are often not well understood.The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing brings together research on the development and operation of policing in the United States and elsewhere. Accomplished policing researchers Michael D. Reisig and Robert J. Kane have assembled a cast of renowned scholars to provide an authoritative andcomprehensive overview of the institution of policing. The different sections of the Handbook explore policing contexts, strategies, authority, and issues relating to race and ethnicity. The Handbook also includes reviews of the research methodologies used by policing scholars and considerations ofthe factors that will ultimately shape the future of policing, thus providing persuasive insights into why and how policing has developed, what it is today, and what to expect in the future.Aimed at a wide audience of scholars and students in criminology and criminal justice, as well as police professionals, the Handbook serves as the definitive resource for information on this important institution.ISBN: 9780199843886Publication Date: 2014-04-28