Encyclopedia of sociology

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Author: Edgar F. Borgatta,Marie L. Borgatta

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 2359

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Science Education and Citizenship

Fairs, Clubs, and Talent Searches for American Youth, 1918-1958

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Author: Sevan G. Terzian

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137031867

Category: Education

Page: 235

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Science fairs, clubs, and talent searches are familiar fixtures in American education, yet little is known about why they began and grew in popularity. In Science Education and Citizenship, Sevan G. Terzian traces the civic purposes of these extracurricular programs for youth over four decades in the early to mid-twentieth century. He argues that Americans' mobilization for World War Two reoriented these educational activities from scientific literacy to national defense — a shift that persisted in the ensuing atomic age and has left a lasting legacy in American science education.

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

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Author: Robert W. Kolb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2437

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The five volumes of this ultimate resource recognize the inherent unity between business ethics and business and society, that stems from their shared primary concern with value in commerce. This Encyclopedia spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including more than 800 entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice

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Author: Joshua Dressler

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 9780028653235

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 1780

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This interdisciplinary resource covers legal, sociological, psychological, historical and economic aspects of crime and justice worldwide. Entries cover civil and criminal issues, from domestic violence to terrorism. Entries cite pertinent legal cases as well as publications for further information. Also includes a glossary of related terms.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues [4 volumes]

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Author: Michael Shally-Jensen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313392056

Category: Social Science

Page: 1707

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This single-source reference will help students and general readers alike understand the most critical issues facing American society today. • Four volumes divided by subject area • 225 entries written by experienced researchers and professionals who are experts in their fields • Charts and graphs • Comprehensive bibliographies at the end of each topic volume • Sidebars containing interesting and useful tangents to the main discussion • Further reading section at end of each entry, including Internet links

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

Research Methods in Language and Education

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Author: Nancy H. Hornberger,P. Corson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401145350

Category: Education

Page: 392

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This volume seeks to enable language and education practitioners and researchers to get a sense of the range of issues being pursued in language and education research and the array of methods employed to do so. It focuses on language and education in relation to society, variation, culture, and interaction. Its unity of purpose and outlook with regard to the central role of language as both vehicle and mediator of educational processes and to the need for continued and deepening research into the limits and possibilities that implies is most impressive.

Sociology: A Global Perspective

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Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111833907

Category: Science

Page: 528

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SOCIOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, Eighth Edition, is a brief introduction to sociology paperback text that uses sociological concepts and theories to analyze the most compelling and significant issues of our day, which happen to be global. Issues covered include the proposed and existing border fences that separate Mexico from the United States, the disparities between the world’s richest and poorest countries, the century-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict, McDonaldization, and the planet’s dependence on fossil fuels. This approach demonstrates sociology’s analytical power for thinking about personal, local, national, but especially global issues and events. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Secular Bible

Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously

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Author: Jacques Berlinerblau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521853141

Category: Bibles

Page: 217

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An exploration of the Hebrew Bible and its impact on current political debates.

Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

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Author: James A. Banks

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412981522

Category: Education

Page: 2476

View: 486

With 695 signed entries with cross-references and recommended readings, the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, Four-Volume Set, in both print and electronic formats, presents research and statistics, case studies and best practices, policies and programs at pre- and post-secondary levels.

Contention and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Author: Sarah A. Soule

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521898404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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This book examines anti-corporate activism in the United States, providing a nuanced understanding of the changing focal points of challenges to corporations.

Value and Virtue in Public Administration

A Comparative Perspective

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Author: Michiel S. de Vries,P. Kim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230353886

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

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A multidisciplinary analysis of the role of values and virtue in public administration, this book calls for a rediscovery of virtue. It explores ways of enabling the public sector to balance the values that are presently dominant with classic values such as accountability, representation, equality, neutrality, transparency and the public interest.

Framing Globalization

Visual Perspectives

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Author: Patrizia Faccioli,Jacqueline A. Gibbons

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144380889X

Category: Political Science

Page: 185

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The book presents a collection of readings to reflect and develop the varied and dynamic interfaces of globalization: the global and local. The purpose is to identify how global and local dimensions intersect with cultural construction and processes of identity. How do the images around us challenge us in everyday life? We are surrounded by a multitude of images in cultural contexts, with rich semiotic signs and symbols, manifest in posters, graffiti, advertising, the media, photographs, religious representation, sculpture, and myriad art forms. In the context of this assortment of representations, we explore visual sociological threads and constructs that emerge from issues evoked by modern ideas about globalization. This important contemporary theme is moved by the parameters of visual sociology, whereby photographic images in various contexts illustrate, reflect, and generate sociological concepts and theories. The collected writings point to a global stage, as we are guided through lands such as Australia, Britain, Canada, Egypt, France, Italy, and Lithuania, in the quest to understand globalization through prisms such as community, class, gender, ethnicity, and religious background. The book addresses the role of visual communication in an examination of these various theoretical facets, and explores ways in which individuals and institutions exchange information about themselves, their identities, their values, and their ideas of belongingness in the varied guises of culture.

The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, 4 Volume Set

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Author: Robert T. Craig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118290739

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2368

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The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy is the definitive single-source reference work on the subject, with state-of-the-art and in-depth scholarly reflection on key issues from leading international experts. It is available both online and in print. A state-of-the-art and in-depth scholarly reflection on the key issues raised by communication, covering the history, systematics, and practical potential of communication theory Articles by leading experts offer an unprecedented level of accuracy and balance Provides comprehensive, clear entries which are both cross-national and cross-disciplinary in nature The Encyclopedia presents a truly international perspective with authors and positions representing not just Europe and North America, but also Latin America and Asia Published both online and in print Part of The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre Volume 4: The Arab World

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Author: Don Rubin (Series Editor)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134929846

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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One of the first internationally published overviews of theatrical activity across the Arab World. Includes 160,000 words and over 125 photographs from 22 different Arab countries from Africa to the Middle East.

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, 4 Volume Set

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Author: George Thomas Kurian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405157623

Category: History

Page: 2733

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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization is a comprehensive reference work on the history and impact of Christianity. Over 1,400 entries provide an in-depth and dynamic look at Christianity both through its history and the way it has shaped societies around the world. Through a clear and attractive format, a series of interlocking major themes is explored, including: key theological ideas; global and regional history; worship; society and Christianity; literature; music; art; architecture; education; politics; law, and scholarship. Uniting these themes is an understanding of Christianity as a truly global phenomenon with strong denominational and regional identities. The entries are written by a team of over 350 scholars and teachers from over 24 countries. Together they present a wealth of current research in a clear, concise, and attractive format. The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization is an essential reference for students, researchers, academics, and practitioners.

Second Language Education

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Author: David Corson,G. Richard Tucker,P. Corson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792349310

Category: Education

Page: 272

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In many parts of the world, it is common for a child to grow up speaking a local language at home, another in the market place, adding another to her repertoire as a lingua franca, and then adding a language of wider communication such as English or French if she continues her formal schooling. The contributions to the volume examine in some detail diverse aspects of second language education, ranging from a focus on the basic contributions of linguistic theory and research to our understanding of second language learning and teaching on the one hand, to a series of reviews of innovative language education practices in selected regions of the world on the other. For the purposes of this volume, second language education has been defined operationally to encompass education which occurs in those settings and situations in which a dominant language is offered as a second language (e.g., ESL in England or the United States whether as a subject of study or a vehicle through which other material is studied), as well as those cases in which an official, but not necessarily dominant, language is mandated (e.g., French or English in certain parts of the Middle East or the Mahgreb). The contributions also focus mainly, albeit not exclusively, on second language education for school-aged learners.

Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Europe (central, western, and southeastern Europe)

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Author: Linda A. Bennett,David Levinson

Publisher: G. K. Hall

ISBN: 9780816118113

Category: History

Page: 344

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This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.