Details the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today’s society.cover topics such as rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, among others.
This encyclopedia pulls together research on topics related to young people's daily media experience e.g. cigarette use in television & movies; gender roles in music; Internet use, Manga (Japanese comic books);viral marketing, public policy, etc.
Focuses on the concept of community and works to explore and position that concept within many disciplines and contexts. Entries include Apartheid, Blogs, County fairs, Eugenics, Gangs, Shtetls, Social Darwinism, and Third places.
Encyclopedia discussing the history, changing problems, and social impacts of homelessness. Causes of homelessness, historical aspects, housing, policy, health and lifestyle issues, and service systems are among the broad topics covered. Examples of entry headings include Abeyance theory, Child care, Gentrification, HIV and AIDS, Images of homelessness in contemporary documentary film, Low-income housing, Marginality, Panhandling, Safe havens, and Salvation Army.
Contains essays on specific cultural & ethnoreligious groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns.
Reference work that provides readers with information about the history of social welfare in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and how these three nations have dealt with social welfare issues, some shared and some unique, and "to describe important events, developments, and the lives and work of some key contributors."
Probes the connections between wartime expeditions and the experiences of the larger American society. e.g. Antiwar movements, Baby boom, National system of interstate and defense highways, Apocalypse Now movie, tables of data, surveys, and opinion polls.
Cover a wide spectrum of topics, e.g. secular & religious antipoverty & relief organizations; special problems of women & children; causes, economics, history, politics, policy, measurements & each country's definitions of poverty, & statistics.