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The dictionary of critical social sciences
Young, T. R.
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Publication Information:
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiii, 353 pages ; 24 cm
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1290 Lexile.
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Contemporary theory building in the social sciences has witnessed an explosion of new ideas and new points of view with which to interpret social phenomena and social life. Disciplines such as sociology, law philosophy, economics, social psychology, and political science have developed many of these critical perspectives. The Dictionary of Critical Social Science is the first text to bring these new perspectives together in one volume, in a systematic, practical format. The Dictionary of Critical Social Science is a teaching dictionary, with the goal of de-mystifying current social science theory in a comprehensive, accessible format. It carefully and methodically focuses on important terminology in progressive, radical, critical Marxist, feminist, left-liberal, postmodern, and semiotic contexts. Written specifically for undergraduate students and the scholars who teach them, the dictionary considers relevant, topical examples designed to make abstract ideas more approachable. Examples from health care, agriculture, the family, education, work, sports, housing, and crime are incorporated into the text as a way of grounding theoretical principles. Students immersed in social science literature will find this an invaluable resource for interpreting and critiquing new theories in the field.

Author Notes

T. R. Young is a founding member of the Red Feather Institute. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Colorado, Texas Women's University, and Vermont University. His recent books include The Drama of Social Life: Essays in Post-Modern Social Psychology (1990) and Chaos Theory and the Drama of Social Change: Essay in Postmodern Philosophy of Science (1992). Bruce Arrigo is professor of social psychology and criminology and director of the Institute of Psychology, Law and Public Policy at the California School of Professional Psychology/Fresno. His recent books include Madness, Language and the Law (1993) and The Contours of Psychiatric Justice: A Postmodern Critique of Mental Illness, Criminal Insanity and the Law (1996). J. E. Kaufmann is the author of five books on fortifications, including the highly successful Medieval Fortress , and is a widely acknowledged expert on the topic. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Authors' Notep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Ap. i
Bp. 21
Cp. 32
Dp. 74
Ep. 94
Fp. 112
Gp. 134
Hp. 142
Ip. 152
Jp. 167
Kp. 172
Lp. 178
Mp. 197
Np. 222
Op. 229
Pp. 234
Qp. 269
Rp. 272
Sp. 289
Tp. 325
Up. 335
Vp. 338
Wp. 342
Yp. 349
Zp. 350
About the Authorsp. 353