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The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology

George Ritzer (Editor), J. Michael Ryan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-18352-9 January 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 784 Pages


This concise encyclopedia is the most complete international survey of sociology ever created in one volume.
  • Contains over 800 entries from the whole breadth of the discipline
  • Distilled from the highly regarded Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, with entries completely revised and updated to provide succinct and up-to-date coverage of the fundamental topics
  • Global in scope, both in terms of topics and contributors
  • Each entry includes references and suggestions for further reading
  • Cross-referencing allows easy movement around the volume





Sociology A–Z.


“The editor [of The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology] has now miraculously condensed those 11 volumes into this one comparatively inexpensive paperback … As an up-to-date cheap printed reference source this book stands more or less alone … The entries are clear and comprehensible, there are some useful suggestions for further reading, the cross-referencing is good, and there is a simple straightforward index with no indentations. I am very happy to recommend this book to any student still interested in buying printed works.”  (Reference Reviews, 2012)