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An introduction to Sociology resources at Duke


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Introductions to Sociology

  • Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
    The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology provides expert definitions and explanatory overviews of the key theories, concepts and research fronts in sociology. Each entry is written by a recognized scholar in the field and is supported by a bibliography.
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
    The International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences maps the history, current theory and methodology of the social and behavioral sciences. It contains 4,000 articles and over 90,000 biographical entries.  Topics covered include psychology, evolutionary science, genetics, behavior and society, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, and health.
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
    This encyclopedia gives strong emphasis to the impact of critical theory, cultural studies, and the mathematicization of empirical research on the social sciences. Entries are signed, cross-referenced, and include bibliographies. An extensive general index is included.
  • Sociology
    This text by Anthony Giddens provides an introduction to the theories and debates within sociology. It combines the history of sociology and its classical theories with the impact of globalization upon social life.


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