RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 162146038 LA English T1 International encyclopedia of the social sciences A1 Darity, William A.,, PB Macmillan Reference USA PP Detroit YR 2008 SN 9780028659657 0028659651 9780028659664 002865966X 9780028659671 0028659678 9780028659688 0028659686 9780028659695 0028659694 9780028659701 0028659708 9780028659718 0028659716 9780028659725 0028659724 9780028659732 0028659732 9780028661414 0028661419 9780028661179 0028661176 AB This entirely new second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences highlights the growing influence of economics and sociology in social science research. Featuring 2,990 commissioned essays contributed by thousands of scholars from around the world, the set also covers the disciplines of political science, anthropology, and psychology, offering current perspectives on a wide variety of topics of global relevance, including: achievement testing: censorship; personality measurement; aging; income distribution; political and economic aspects of foreign aid; food security and consumption patterns; comparative healthcare systems; agricultural innovation; political correctness; discrimination; legislation of ethics and morality; terrorism; free trade; and currency devaluation/revaluation. The Encyclopedia features compelling biographical entries profiling past and contemporary contributors to the study of the social sciences, while summarizing the critical responses to their work. In addition, many articles explore specific social movements (e.g., Chinese Revolution, September 11, 2001, Iraq-US War, Darfur conflict). A thematic outline provides a general view of the conceptual scheme of the encyclopedia while helping readers to navigate and access the wealth of articles on a given subject.