From Aristotelian to Reaganomics: A Dictionary of Eponyms with Biographies in the Social Sciences

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 721 pages
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This reference provides a detailed listing of eponyms in the social sciences, along with entries for some toponyms. The work includes terms from a broad range of social sciences, including anthropology, economics, education, history, political science, religious studies, and sociology. The entries are arranged alphabetically. Each begins with a brief definition of the term, followed by a discussion of the term's history and significance. The entry then provides biographical information for the person from whose name the entry was derived. A brief bibliography concludes each entry, and the dictionary closes with lists of entries arranged by category and a selected bibliography of works on eponyms.


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RICHARD C.S. TRAHAIR conducts social research in the Faculty of Social Sciences at La Trobe University in Australia. His publications include The Humanist Temper: Life and Work of Elton Mayo (1984) and What's in a Name?: An Australian Dictionary of Eponyms (1990), along with several bibliographies and journal articles.

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