Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Penis

Author by : Michael Kimmel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Peter. Pecker. Wiener. Dick. Schlong. Penis. Whatever we choose to call it, the penis is more than just a body part. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the cultural meanings, interpretations, and activities associated with the penis over the centuries and across cultures. Scholars, activists, researchers and clinicians delve into the penis in antiquity, in art, in religion, in politics, in media, in music, and in the cultural imagination. They examine the penis as a problem, a fetishized commodity, a weapon, an object of play. Penile décor and fashions—from piercings to koteka—are treated with equal dignity. Explanation of common medical terms and not-so-common subcultural practices add to the broad scope of the book. Taken together, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis offers refreshing, thoughtful, and wide-ranging insight into this malleable, meaningful body part.


Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Body M Z

Author by : Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : Explores the human body alphabetically by part, detailing practices and beliefs from the past and present and from around the world.


Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Body 2 Volumes

Author by : Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Pop culture and the media today are saturated with the focus on the aesthetics of the human body. Magazines and infotainment shows speculate whether this or that actress had breast implants or a nose job. Americans are not just focusing on celebrities but on themselves too and today have unprecedented opportunities to rework what nature gave them. One can now drop in to have cosmetic surgery at the local mall. Contemplating the superficial nature of it all grows tiresome, and pop culture vultures and students can get a better fix for their fascination with the body beautiful through the cultural insight provided in this amazing set. Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body is a treasure trove of essays that explore the human body alphabetically by part, detailing practices and beliefs from the past and present and from around the world that are sometimes mind-blowing and eye-popping. Body parts are examined through a multifaceted cultural lens. Readers will explore how the parts are understood, what they mean to disparate societies, how they are managed, treated, and transformed, and how they are depicted and represented. The entries draw from many disciplines that are concerned to some degree or another with human bodies, including anthropology archeology, sociology, religion, political history, philosophy, art history, literary studies, and medicine. The encyclopedia proffers information on a number of cultures, tribes, and customs from East and West. Ancient practices to the latest fad, which in fact might continue ancient practices, are illuminated. Other considerations that arise in the essays include comparisons among cultures, the changing perceptions of the body, and issues of race, gender, religion, community and belonging, ethnicity, power structures, human rights.


Encyclopedia Of Body Adornment

Author by : Margo DeMello
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Alphabetically arranged entries discuss forms of body modification or adornment found throughout history and around the world, including background information and the theoretical, social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding each practice.


Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Body A L

Author by : Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : Explores the human body alphabetically by part, detailing practices and beliefs from the past and present and from around the world.


Magill S Encyclopedia Of Social Science Memory

Author by : Nancy A. Piotrowski
Languange : en
Publisher by : Salem PressInc
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Description : "A comprehensive introduction to psychology, this work will find a home in a broad range of library collections. Each topical entry includes notes on the type of psychology and field of study covered, a list of key concepts related to the essay, and an annotated list of sources for further study. Entries on mental disorders include sidebars with the characteristic criteria for that diagnosis. High school students, undergraduates, and others will find a wealth of information in this useful set."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.


Worldmark Encyclopedia Of Cultures And Daily Life

Author by : Timothy L. Gall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gale / Cengage Learning
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Description : Provides information on more than five hundred cultures of the world, covering twenty different areas of daily life including clothing, food, language, and religion.


The Family Mental Health Encyclopedia

Author by : Frank J. Bruno
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Description : "Reference book that will answer questions that may arise about mental health, mental disorders, causes of distress, and kinds of therapy." Intended for the general public. Entries are generally brief and explanatory, with cross references. Also contains biographical entries. Index to authorities refers to persons who have made contributions to mental health, e.g., Sigmund Freud and Hans Selye.


The Family Encyclopedia Of Child Psychology And Development

Author by : Frank J. Bruno
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Description : Defines key terms and concepts in developmental psychology, and includes information on the signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment options for behavioral and developmental problems, disorders, and impairments


Encyclopedia Of Psychoanalysis

Author by : Ludwig Eidelberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : New York : Free Press ; London : Collier-Macmillan
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Description : "The terms, concepts, and biographical data relevant to the understanding of Freudian psychoanalysis"--Jacket.


Aggression And Conflict

Author by : David Levinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abc-Clio Incorporated
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Description : Discusses many forms of aggression, including aggression by women, banditry, blood money, cannibalism, capital punishment, cruelty to animals, duels, ethnocide, foot-binding, genital mutilation, gerontocide, head-hunting, human sacrifice, initiation rites, rape, sibling fighting, song duels, suicide, and wars.


Marriage Family And Relationships

Author by : Gwen J. Broude
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abc-Clio Incorporated
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Description : Covers major topics relevant to human relationships from a cross-cultural perspective. Examines how world cultures differ in their sexual, familial, and social habits.


The Encyclopedia Americana

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Encyclopedia Of Applied Ethics E I

Author by : Chadwick
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : Applied ethics, a subdiscipline of philosophy, lends itself to an encyclopedia format because of the many industries and intellectual fields that it encompasses. The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics is based on twelve major categories, such as Biomedical Ethics and Environmental Ethics. Religious traditions that embody normative beliefs, as well as classical theories of ethics, are explored in a non-judgmental manner. Each of the twelve categories is divided into discrete areas that are covered by 5,000-6,000 word articles. Each of the 281 articles begins with a definition of the subject and includes a table of contents, glossary of key terms, and bibliography. Second- and third- level headings, boxes, sidebars, and the like emphasize the reference-oriented nature of the material. The four volumes are arranged in an A-Z format, with a complete subject index at the end of the last volume. Articles are written by international experts, arranged alphabetically by title, not by subject, and cross-referenced so the reader can locate relevant information in other articles.


Encyclopedia Of Endocrine Diseases

Author by : Luciano Martini
Languange : en
Publisher by : Academic Press
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Description : The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases is an authoritative reference developed by 16 international experts who recruited the world's top scientists for contributions. This stellar reference work focuses on nearly 500 endocrine diseases addressing everything from acromeglay, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, Von Hippel-Lindau Disease, unexplained weight loss, to androgen related disorders. This encyclopedia is an essential addition to any library collection written to be accessible for both the clinical and non-clinical reader. Associate Editors include: Eli Y. Adashi, John P. Bilezikian, George P. Chrousos, Junichi Fukata, Julianne Imperato-McGinley, Hiroo Imura, Antonio Liuzzi, Frank L. Moore, Daniel Porte, Jens F. Rehfeld, Ellis Samols, Gustav Schonfeld, Pierre C. Sizonenko, Wilmar M. Wiersinga. Also available online via ScienceDirect featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. * Includes nearly 500 entries addressing all aspects of endocrine diseases * More than 800 eminent researchers contributed from 25 different countries around the world * More than 900 figures and 450 tables displayed * Comprehensive glossary comprising 1500 definitions * The Editor-in-Chief is former editor of the journal Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology and has contributed to over 40 books in the field of endocrinology.


Encyclopedia Of Human Emotions A H

Author by : David Levinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : MacMillan Reference Library
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Description : This work brings together informations from across the disciplines to look at what is known about the nature, cases, expression and societal role of human emotions throughout history and across cultures.


The World Book Encyclopedia

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Description : An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.


Encyclopedia Of Food And Culture

Author by : Solomon H. Katz
Languange : en
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Description : This volume, arranged alphabetically from "Obesity" to "Zoroastrianism," contains articles on food and its place in human culture and society.


Language And Communication

Author by : Michael Shaw Findlay
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abc-Clio Incorporated
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Total Read : 24
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Description : An examination of verbal and nonverbal communication presents cross-cultural prespectives on theories of language and includes definitions of terms in the field of communications


Encyclopedia Of Endocrine Diseases E Im

Author by : Luciano Martini
Languange : en
Publisher by : Academic Press
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Total Read : 15
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Description : The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases is an authoritative reference developed by 16 international experts who recruited the world's top scientists for contributions. This stellar reference work focuses on nearly 500 endocrine diseases addressing everything from acromeglay, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, Von Hippel-Lindau Disease, unexplained weight loss, to androgen related disorders. This encyclopedia is an essential addition to any library collection written to be accessible for both the clinical and non-clinical reader. Associate Editors include: Eli Y. Adashi, John P. Bilezikian, George P. Chrousos, Junichi Fukata, Julianne Imperato-McGinley, Hiroo Imura, Antonio Liuzzi, Frank L. Moore, Daniel Porte, Jens F. Rehfeld, Ellis Samols, Gustav Schonfeld, Pierre C. Sizonenko, Wilmar M. Wiersinga. Also available online via ScienceDirect featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. * Includes nearly 500 entries addressing all aspects of endocrine diseases * More than 800 eminent researchers contributed from 25 different countries around the world * More than 900 figures and 450 tables displayed * Comprehensive glossary comprising 1500 definitions * The Editor-in-Chief is former editor of the journal Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology and has contributed to over 40 books in the field of endocrinology.


Growing Up

Author by : Gwen J. Broude
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abc-Clio Incorporated
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Description : An alphabetical reference that examines the interplay between local cultural variations and the innately, universally human by comparing and contrasting beliefs and practices related to pregnancy, childbirth, and child rearing among the world's traditional societies. The volume surveys some 100 topics, including childlessness, dominance, moral development, obedience, tantrums, and toilet training. The entries are documented and cross-referenced, and many are accompanied by illustrations. Includes a master bibliography. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Encyclopedia Of Life Science

Author by : Katherine E. Cullen
Languange : en
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Description : A two-volume reference set that reflects the fundamental concepts and principles identified by the National Committee on Science Education Standards. Entries are arranged by topic or theme and cover concepts, theories, sub-disciplines, biographies, common methods, and techniques relevant to modern science.


Encyclopedia Of Religion

Author by : Lindsay Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : MacMillan Reference Library
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Description : Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.


The Gale Encyclopedia Of Children S Health

Author by : Kristine M. Krapp
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gale Cengage
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Description : Arranged alphabetically, each volume provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, along with issues related to physical and cognitive/behavioral development.


International Encyclopedia Of Men And Masculinities

Author by : Michael Flood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities offers a comprehensive guide to the current state of scholarship about men, masculinities, and gender around the world. The Encyclopedia's coverage is comprehensive across three dimensions: areas of personal and social life, academic disciplines, and cultural and historical contexts and formations. The Encyclopedia: examines every area of men's personal and social lives as shaped by gender covers masculinity politics, the men's groups and movements that have tried to change men's roles presents entries on working with particular groups of boys or men, from male patients to men in prison incorporates cross-disciplinary perspectives on and examinations of men, gender and gender relations gives comprehensive coverage of diverse cultural and historical formations of masculinity and the bodies of scholarship that have documented them. The Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities is composed of over 350 free-standing entries written from their individual perspectives by eminent scholars in their fields. Entries are organized alphabetically for general ease of access but also listed thematically at the front of the encyclopedia, for the convenience of readers with specific areas of interest.