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  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences Gale
    Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.


  • Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience Gale
    Addresses traditional death and dying-related topics, cultural beliefs and traditions, the institutionalized social rituals that surround dying and death, and the array of emotional responses relating to bereavement, grieving, and mourning.(2009)
  • Encyclopedia of World Cultures Gale
    Lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.(1996)
  • Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages Gale
    Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, and practices. (2013)


  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues Gale
    Covers the most critical issues facing American society today. Topic range from biotechnology to identity theft, from racial profiling to corporate governance, from school choice to food safety. (2011)
  • Encyclopedia of Identity Gale
    Presents an overview of the definitions, politics, manifestations, concepts, and ideas related to identity. The entries include short biographies of major thinkers and leaders, as well as discussion of events, personalities, and concepts. (2010)
  • Encyclopedia of Social Problems Gale
    Provides as comprehensive an approach as possible to this multifaceted field, utilizing experts from numerous disciplines. (2008)
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work Oxford
    * Cornerstone of reference in its field, includes coverage of demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster.(2008)
  • Sage Encyclopedia of Marriage and Couples Counseling Gale
    This encyclopedia aids readers in understanding the full scope and diversity of theories, approaches and techniques and how they address various life events within the unique dynamics of families, couples and related interpersonal relationships.(2017)
  • Working Americans, 1880-2012 Gale
    A decade by decade look into the lifestyles and economic life of working class families: the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped their worlds. 2012

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