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International Handbook Of Contemporary Developments In Sociology
     

International Handbook Of Contemporary Developments In Sociology

by Raj Mohan
 

Many changes have happened in sociology around the world in the last few decades. This reference work offers a thorough overview of recent developments in sociology in a wide range of countries. The chapters, written by expert contributors, provide first-hand information on new research trends and significant advances. Chapters generally provide a broad historical

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Many changes have happened in sociology around the world in the last few decades. This reference work offers a thorough overview of recent developments in sociology in a wide range of countries. The chapters, written by expert contributors, provide first-hand information on new research trends and significant advances. Chapters generally provide a broad historical context, and then focus on developments in sociology since 1975. Part One contains chapters on sociology in Western and Northern Europe. Part Two, on the Western Hemisphere, includes several chapters on sociology in the United States, along with Canada and Latin America. Part Three discusses the many changes in Eastern Europe that have happened in recent years, while Parts Four, Five, and Six, covering Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and the Far East add a valuable perspective to the work. Chapters include detailed bibliographies, and a selected, general bibliography concludes the work.

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A reference that offers a thorough overview of recent developments in sociology in a wide range of countries. The contributed chapters generally provide a broad historical context, and then focus on new research trends and significant advances in sociology since 1975. Part One contains chapters on sociology in Western and Northern Europe. Part Two, on the Western Hemisphere, includes several chapters on sociology in the US, along with Canada and Latin America. Part Three discusses the many recent changes in Eastern Europe, while Parts Four, Five, and Six cover Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and the Far East. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313267192
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/14/1994
Pages:
856
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.75(d)

Meet the Author

RAJ P. MOHAN is Professor of Sociology at Auburn University and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of Joensuu in Finland. His previous publications include the Handbook of Contemporary Developments in World Sociology (1975), Management and Complex Organizations in Comparative Perspective (1979), and The Mythmakers: Intellectuals and the Intelligentsia in Comparative Perspective (1987), all published by Greenwood Press. He is the editor of the International Journal of Contemporary Sociology.

ARTHUR S. WILKE is a Sociologist affiliated with Auburn University./e He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Contemporary Sociology and Coeditor of Sociological Spectrum. His current interests include the sociology of science, knowledge, and technology, and the political implications of social problems. His previous publications include The Hidden Professoriat (Greenwood Press, 1979).

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