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Type keywords in the search box to find information in the Oxford African American Studies Center. This source incluldes the full text of the following reference works: Africana, Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, African American National Biography, and other key works.
A collection of full text materials focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African and African American history and culture. Includes biographies, images, primary source documents with commentaries, maps, tables and charts, and thematic timelines.
Events have continued to change the way in which race and ethnicity are viewed. The trial of O. J. Simpson; the publication of "The Bell Curve; " and the continuing attacks on Affirmative Action have all affected the ways in which race and the surrounding issues of racism and identity have been reported in the media and studied in the classroom.
Use these sources as background material for your definition essay about race. They can be helpful starting points for context, concepts, signal figures, origins, and academic disciplines invovled. Titles with call numbers are found in the reference stacks on the main floor, near the Learning Commons.
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Some 500 entries cover a variety of enduring and newly vital areas of study and research methods. Experts review theoretical debates from neo-evolutionism and rational choice theory to poststructuralism, and address the great questions that cut across the social sciences. This authoritative reference work is aimed at anyone with a serious interest in contemporary academic thinking about the individual in society.
From Acadians to Zoroastrians-Asians, American Indians, East Indians, West Indians, Europeans, Latin Americans, Afro-Americans, and Mexican Americans--the Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups provides the first comprehensive and systematic review of the many peoples of this country.
Ritter has performed a noble service for his colleagues and their students. Surely undergraduates and high school students become confused about the meanings of key concepts in history. . . . Ritter takes approximately 100 of these terms and, whenever possible, explains how, when and by whom they were introduced and how they have been used over the years and how their meanings have evolved. Wilson Library Bulletin
These essays--written by scholars in many fields--examine the production, transmission, and implementation of ideas about development within historical, political, and intellectual contexts, emphasizing the changing meanings of development over the past fifty years.
Winner of the 1993 Dartmouth Medal, this classic reference has been updated to reflect many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years. Articles covering core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion have been updated and expanded, and completely new articles have been written on topics such as the Internet, privacy and epidemiology.
Oxford English Dictionary
TheOxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find these in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to films scripts and cookery books.
Contains the complete texts of many Oxford companions, encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference titles in a fully indexed, cross-searchable database. Included in addition to articles are images, maps, timelines, bibliographies, photographs and much more.
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