Dictionary Entries A–Z.
‘The scholarship is formidable, the topics serious. But this is also a reference book that is fun to read, often sharp, ironic, and barbed – a distillation of current Social Thought as well as a dictionary.’ Stephen Turner, University of South Florida
‘This book is an indispensable tool for social, political, and intellectual inquiry in general. William Outhwaite has produced a valuable compendium of the key figures, central concepts, influential movements, and important institutions of the modern era. The sum impressively surpasses not only the parts but the peer competitors.’ James Der Derian, Brown University and University of Massachusetts Amherst
'Students new to the volume will find it remains a valuable guide.' David Jary, University of Birmingham
- Provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the main themes of social thought.
- Long essays and entries give full coverage to each topic.
- Covers major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics.
- New edition updates about 200 entries and includes new entries, suggestions for further reading, and a bibliography of all sources cited within the text.