CitationDarity, William A., Jr. (2008). International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.
AbstractThe entirely new International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Like its predecessors, the set meets the needs of high school and college students, researchers inside and outside academia, and lay readers in public libraries.
The new set highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features nearly 3,000 entirely new articles and important biographies contributed by thousands of scholars (including several Nobel prize winners) from around the world on a wide array of global topics, including: achievement testing, censorship, personality measurement, aging, income distribution, foreign aid (political and economic aspects), food (world problems, consumption patterns), cultural adaptation, comparative health-care systems, terrorism, political correctness, agricultural innovation, legislation of morality, sexual violence and exploitation, white collar crime.
The new 2nd edition also features biographical profiles of the major contributors to the study of the social sciences, past and present.
Highlights of the new set include:
2,990 articles contributed by a team of international scholars, including hundreds of entries covering the increasingly influential fields of economics and statistics
Written for researchers inside and outside academia; perfect for advanced high school and college students as well as teachers, lay readers and professionals
Also available in eBook format, providing full search capabilities 24/7 access; no special readers of hardware required