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Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History [3 volumes]

Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History

  • Author: Xiaojian Zhao,Edward J.W. Park Ph.D.
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598842404
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1401
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This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on Asian Americans, comprising three volumes that address a broad range of topics on various Asian and Pacific Islander American groups from 1848 to the present day. • Presents information on Asian Americans and individual Asian ethnic groups that provides comprehensive overviews of the respective groups • Includes special topic entries that contain source information regarding major historical events • Comprises work from a truly outstanding list of contributors that include scholars, journalists, writers, community activists, graduate students, and other specialists • Expands the boundaries of Asian American studies through innovative entries that address transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and inter- and cross-disciplinarity

Asian Americans

Asian Americans

An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History

  • Author: Xiaojian Zhao,Edward J. W. Park
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781598842395
  • Category: Asian Americans
  • Page: 1401
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"This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on Asian Americans, comprising three volumes that address a broad range of topics on various Asian and Pacific Islander American groups from 1848 to the present day. This three-volume work represents a leading reference resource for Asian American studies that gives students, researchers, librarians, teachers, and other interested readers the ability to easily locate accurate, up-to-date information about Asian ethnic groups, historical and contemporary events, important policies, and notable individuals. Written by leading scholars in their fields of expertise and authorities in diverse professions, the entries devote attention to diverse Asian and Pacific Islander American groups as well as the roles of women, distinct socioeconomic classes, Asian American political and social movements, and race relations involving Asian Americans. Features: Presents information on Asian Americans and individual Asian ethnic groups that provides comprehensive overviews of the respective groups; Includes special topic entries that contain source information regarding major historical events; Comprises work from a truly outstanding list of contributors that include scholars, journalists, writers, community activists, graduate students, and other specialists; Expands the boundaries of Asian American studies through innovative entries that address transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and inter- and cross-disciplinarity" --From Publisher Description.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes]

  • Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee,Kathleen M. Nadeau
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313350671
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1254
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This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. • More than 600 entries • Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors • Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife • An appendix of Asian American folktales

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes]

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes]

  • Author: Guiyou Huang
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1567207367
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1256
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Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes]

Origins, Experiences, and Culture

  • Author: Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851097058
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1110
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The authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African Diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries. • More than 500 A–Z entries • Contributions from hundreds of leading scholars • Maps showing key locations in the African Diaspora

America's Changing Neighborhoods: An Exploration of Diversity through Places [3 volumes]

America's Changing Neighborhoods: An Exploration of Diversity through Places [3 volumes]

  • Author: Reed Ueda Ph.D.
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440828652
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1277
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A unique panoramic survey of ethnic groups throughout the United States that explores the diverse communities in every region, state, and big city. • Provides educators and researchers with a useful guide to the diverse ethnic and racial minorities of the United States that describes their geographic location and their local community life • Serves journalists and scholars needing quick, convenient access to accurate information for research on places like San Francisco's Chinatown or Little Italy in Manhattan • Presents statistics based on the U. S. Census of ethnic and racial diversity in each state

American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change

American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change

An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change

  • Author: James Ciment,John Radzilowski
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317477170
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 1272
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Thoroughly revised and expanded, this is the definitive reference on American immigration from both historic and contemporary perspectives. It traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest settlements to the present, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of this critically important subject. Every major immigrant group and every era in U.S. history are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Hot-topic issues and controversies - from Amnesty to the U.S.-Mexican Border - are covered in-depth. Archival and contemporary photographs and illustrations further illuminate the information provided. And dozens of charts and tables provide valuable statistics and comparative data, both historic and current. A special feature of this edition is the inclusion of more than 80 full-text primary documents from 1787 to 2013 - laws and treaties, referenda, Supreme Court cases, historical articles, and letters.

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]

  • Author: Nancy E. Marion,Willard M. Oliver
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610695968
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1163
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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

  • Author: Gregg Lee Carter
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313386714
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1096
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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 20: Social Class

  • Author: Larry J. Griffin,Peggy G. Hargis,Charles Reagan Wilson
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807882542
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 528
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers a timely, authoritative, and interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to social class in the South from the colonial era to the present. With introductory essays by J. Wayne Flynt and by editors Larry J. Griffin and Peggy G. Hargis, the volume is a comprehensive, stand-alone reference to this complex subject, which underpins the history of the region and shapes its future. In 58 thematic essays and 103 topical entries, the contributors explore the effects of class on all aspects of life in the South--its role in Indian removal, the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, for example, and how it has been manifested in religion, sports, country and gospel music, and matters of gender. Artisans and the working class, indentured workers and steelworkers, the Freedmen's Bureau and the Knights of Labor are all examined. This volume provides a full investigation of social class in the region and situates class concerns at the center of our understanding of Southern culture.

Asian American History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events

Asian American History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events

  • Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 031339928X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 463
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An accessible and ready reference for student research, this day-by-day guide highlights the importance of Asian Americans in U.S. history, highlighting the impact of specific individuals and this large ethnic group as a whole across time and documenting the evolution of policies, issues, and feelings concerning this particular American population. • Provides detailed information throughout history on the events, people, and places of Asian American history • Presents a unique calendar approach to recognizing the contributions of this significant ethnic demographic throughout U.S. history that demonstrates how all 365 days of the year can feature an achievement made by Asian Americans • Offers information on celebrities, inventors, events, and more that relate to Asian American life in the United States

Encyclopedia of American cultural and intellectual history

Encyclopedia of American cultural and intellectual history

  • Author: Mary Kupiec Cayton,Peter W. Williams
  • Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
  • ISBN: 9780684805603
  • Category: History
  • Page: 876
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Encyclopedia of Race and Racism: A-F

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism: A-F

  • Author: John H. Moore
  • Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
  • ISBN: 9780028660219
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 3
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Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 3: History

  • Author: Charles Reagan Wilson
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469616556
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 408
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Providing a chronological and interpretive spine to the twenty-four volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, this volume broadly surveys history in the American South from the Paleoindian period (approximately 8000 B.C.E.) to the present. In 118 essays, contributors cover the turbulent past of the region that has witnessed frequent racial conflict, a bloody Civil War fought and lost on its soil, massive in- and out-migration, major economic transformations, and a civil rights movement that brought fundamental change to the social order. Charles Reagan Wilson's overview essay examines the evolution of southern history and the way our understanding of southern culture has unfolded over time and in response to a variety of events and social forces--not just as the opposite of the North but also in the larger context of the Atlantic World. Longer thematic essays cover major eras and events, such as early settlement, slave culture, Reconstruction, the New Deal, and the rise of the New South. Brief topical entries cover individuals--including figures from the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and twentieth-century politics--and organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Daughters of the Confederacy, and Citizens' Councils, among others. Together, these essays offer a sweeping reference to the rich history of the region.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 16: Sports and Recreation

  • Author: Harvey H. Jackson III
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469616769
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 408
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What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.

Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans [4 volumes]

Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans [4 volumes]

  • Author: Ronald H. Bayor
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313357870
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 2334
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This encyclopedia contains 50 thorough profiles of the most numerically significant immigrant groups now making their homes in the United States, telling the story of our newest immigrants and introducing them to their fellow Americans. • Comprises contributions from 50 sociologists, anthropologists, historians, social scientists, and political scientists, many of whom are from the countries they discuss • Offers appealing sidebars featuring young people who represent the newest generation of American immigrants throughout the book • Provides maps showing where each country is located and photographs that accompany each essay, depicting cultural events and a young immigrant from that nation • Includes a glossary of important terms, a bibliography of sources, and a "Further Reading" section with each essay • Contains appendices of census statistics on American immigration • Presents a chronology of major historical events in each of the sending country's history

Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education: A-H ; 2, I-Z ; 3, Biographies, visual history, index

Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education: A-H ; 2, I-Z ; 3, Biographies, visual history, index

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412906784
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 1296
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Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics: A-G

Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics: A-G

  • Author: M. Keith Booker
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313329395
  • Category: Politics and literature
  • Page: 935
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More than 500 alphabetically arranged entries by more than 200 expert contributors overview the complex relationship between literature and politics.

Encyclopedia of Diasporas

Encyclopedia of Diasporas

Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and Topics; Volume II: Diaspora Communities

  • Author: Melvin Ember,Carol R. Ember,Ian Skoggard
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0306483211
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 590
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Immigration is a topic that is as important among anthropologists as it is the general public. Almost every culture has experienced adaptation and assimilation when immigrating to a new country and culture; usually leaving for what is perceived as a "better life". Not only does this diaspora change the country of adoption, but also the country of origin. Many large nations in the world have absorbed, and continue to absorb, large numbers of immigrants. The foreseeable future will see a continuation of large-scale immigration, as many countries experience civil war and secessionist pressures. Currently, there is no reference work that describes the impact upon the immigrants and the immigrant societies relevant to the world's cultures and provides an overview of important topics in the world's diasporas. The encyclopedia consists of two volumes covering three main sections: Diaspora Overviews covers over 20 ethnic groups that have experienced voluntary or forced immigration. These essays discuss the history behind the social, economic, and political reasons for leaving the original countries, and the cultures in the new places; Topics discusses the impact and assimilation that the immigrant cultures experience in their adopted cultures, including the arts they bring, the struggles they face, and some of the cities that are in the forefront of receiving immigrant cultures; Diaspora Communities include over 60 portraits of specific diaspora communities. Each portrait follows a standard outline to facilitate comparisons. The Encyclopedia of Diasporas can be used both to gain a general understanding of immigration and immigrants, and to find out about particular cultures, topics and communities. It will prove of great value to researchers and students, curriculum developers, teachers, and government officials. It brings together the disciplines of anthropology, social studies, political studies, international studies, and immigrant and immigration studies.

Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities

Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities

  • Author: Carl Skutsch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135193886
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1520
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This study of minorities involves the difficult issues of rights, justice, equality, dignity, identity, autonomy, political liberties, and cultural freedoms. The A-Z Encyclopedia presents the facts, arguments, and areas of contention in over 560 entries in a clear, objective manner. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities website.