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International Encyclopedia Of The Social Sciences


International Encyclopedia Of The Social Sciences
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Provides entries for terms, phrases, people, and other aspects of the social sciences on topics ranging from anthropology and geography to law and econometricsThe new edition reflects the impact of the rise of critical theory in its postmodernist forms on the social sciences, especially in the arenas of cultural anthropology, qualitative sociology, and methodology. Simultaneously, it includes the most sophisticated theoretical reaction to those developmentsthe reaction that has sublated those developments by challenging the nihilistic thrust of postmodernismin the form of realist theory the latter is not to be confused with realism or realpolitik. The new edition incorporates transformative developments in the social sciences: the routinization of the use of applied statistics and mathematical modeling in economics, psychology, and sociology the rise of cultural studies, including the study of popular culture the exploration of race, ethnicity, phenotype, and identity across the social sciences the emergence of gender studies and womens studies the coming out of queer studies the study of memory as something far more than a biomechanical act and the recent construction and development of concepts like the other, Orientalism, causality, postcolonialism, the clash of civilizations, the gaze, marginalization, occupational crowding, generation X, and gentrification.

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