Global Social Issues: An Encyclopedia

Global Social Issues: An Encyclopedia

by Christopher G. Bates, James Ciment
     
 

This landmark reference is a comprehensive, one-stop, interdisciplinary resource that examines current, critical social issues in historical and global contexts. Nearly 150 in-depth, balanced, and thought-provoking articles cover a broad range of critically important topics: the environment, health, science, the media, ethnic conflicts, poverty, and immigration

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This landmark reference is a comprehensive, one-stop, interdisciplinary resource that examines current, critical social issues in historical and global contexts. Nearly 150 in-depth, balanced, and thought-provoking articles cover a broad range of critically important topics: the environment, health, science, the media, ethnic conflicts, poverty, and immigration, to name just a few. Each original, signed article provides historical context as well as a thorough discussion and analysis of contemporary issues facing today's interconnected world.

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School Library Journal
With articles ranging from adoption to war crimes, this set covers a multitude of subjects that affect various cultures and countries. Each entry offers a history of the topic and describes its effects and potential impact. Medical, environmental, political, and, of course, social issues are all explored, so that, for example, both slavery and social networking are examined on a global scale. What sets this work apart, however, is the inclusion of two primary sources in each article. They usually include one historical and one more-contemporary document per entry. For instance, the piece on alcohol use and abuse includes both Benjamin Rush's 1805 "Effects of Ardent Spirits Upon Man" and the World Health Organization's 2006 "Interpersonal Violence and Alcohol in the Russian Federation." Each topic is followed by cross references and back matter includes a bibliography. A solid choice for reference collections.—Carol Fazioli, Barth Elementary School, Pottstown, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765682925
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/15/2012
Pages:
1100
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 3.00(d)

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