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Appearing first as Blackwell Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Social Thought, ed. by Outhwaite and Tom Bottomore (CH, Jul'93), this updated second edition maintains the initial purposes to present comprehensive coverage of major concepts in social thought, principal schools and movements of thought, and institutions and organizations as objects of social analysis or procreators of significant doctrines and ideas. More than 200 international scholars contribute about 200 signed entries. Alphabetically arranged, "action and agency" to "youth movement," entries run a few paragraphs to several pages. Personal names as topics are excluded, but eponymous doctrines and theories--Keynesianism, Stalinism--remain. First appearances of works and dates of subsequent editions are noted in the text, as are cross- and see/see also references to additional topics. Brief lists of readings, in English and other languages, accompany each entry. Most initial concepts have been retained and several added, including "Asian values," "Ethnic cleansing," "Internet." Several topics were dropped ("Addiction") or merged into existing entries ("Clinical and Economic Depression" to "Depression"). Other notable changes are deletion of the biographical appendix and of the index, the latter useful in locating related topics and individuals mentioned in the text. An extensive 88-page bibliography concludes the volume. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Academic and large public libraries. M. Cochran University of California, Berkeley
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