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May 08 2013

Handpicked Articles from Race and Social Problems

Race and Social Problems provides an international and multidisciplinary forum for issues germane to race and its enduring relationship to psychological, socioeconomic, political, and cultural problems. The journal publishes original empirical studies, reviews of past research, theoretical studies, and invited essays that advance the understanding of the complexities of race and its relationship to social problems. Coverage includes anthropology, communications, criminology, economics, history, law, political science, psychology, public health, social work, and sociology.

You can download and save these free articles to your computer, iPad or mobile device:

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4288839

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Apr 02 2013

Read top cited papers from Demography

Demography presents the highest quality original research of scholars in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics. The journal encompasses a wide variety of methodological approaches to population research. Its geographic focus is global, with articles addressing demographic matters from around the planet. Its temporal scope is broad, as represented by research that explores demographic phenomena spanning the ages from the past to the present, and reaching toward the future.

2011 Impact Factor: 1.931

Top cited papers from Demography:

You may click here to view the most downloaded articles which are downloaded live and in real-time Demography.

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Mar 11 2013

Free trial: Encyclopedia of the Mind

It’s hard to conceive of a topic of more broad and personal interest than the study of the mind. In addition to its traditional investigation by the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, the mind has also been a focus of study in the fields of philosophy, economics, anthropology, linguistics, computer science, molecular biology, education, and literature. In all these approaches, there is an almost universal fascination with how the mind works and how it affects our lives and our behavior. Studies of the mind and brain have crossed many exciting thresholds in recent years, and the study of mind now represents a thoroughly cross-disciplinary effort. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines seek answers to such questions as: What is mind? How does it operate? What is consciousness?The Encyclopedia of the Mind brings together scholars from the entire range of mind-related academic disciplines from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and computer science and engineering to explore the multidimensional nature of the human mind.

Click here to access the free trial to the online version which expires on April 30, 2013.

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Sep 28 2012

Free Highly Cited Papers from Demography

Demography presents the highest quality original research of scholars in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics. The journal encompasses a wide variety of methodological approaches to population research. Its geographic focus is global, with articles addressing demographic matters from around the planet. Its temporal scope is broad, as represented by research that explores demographic phenomena spanning the ages from past to present, and reaching toward the future.

2011 Impact Factor: 1.931

These recent articles have been highly cited and are available to read for free until September 30th, 2012:

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1391568

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Jun 20 2011

Etudes Ricoeuriennes/ Ricoeur Studies (ERRS)

Etudes Ricoeuriennes/ Ricoeur Studies (ERRS) is an electronic, open access, peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of the work of Paul Ricoeur.

ERRS is interdisciplinary in scope and seeks to continue Ricoeur’s own dialogue across the disciplines (law, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, to name only a few). ERRS invites critical appraisals and constructive extensions of Ricoeur’s vast oeuvre.

ERRS also welcomes original contributions from the intellectual traditions (hermeneutics, phenomenology, structuralism, analytic philosophy …) and themes (memory, history, justice, recognition …) that Ricoeur engaged in his work.

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Apr 11 2011

Secrets of the Silk Road

Secrets of the Silk Road is another worthy addition to the growing body of Web-based information about the Silk Road, launched by the Bowers Museum of Santa Ana, California and presented by University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. This site includes artifacts documenting the history of the Silk Road in the vast Tarim Basin in the Far Western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. Three well-preserved mummies from the Tarim Basin have been brought to the United States for the exhibition, along with lavish grave goods. Visitors to the website can view images of “The Beauty of Xiaohe,” a female mummy from 1800-1500 BCE and other treasures ranging from a Chrysanthemum Shaped Dessert from the 5th-3rd century BCE, to gold objects such as mask from 5th-6th century CE or the Gold Plaque with Lion Design, 5th3rd Century BCE.

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Sep 06 2010

Miranda

Miranda is an independently reviewed scholarly e-journal. Each thematic issue includes a wide range of articles on the social and cultural practices of the English-speaking world, and provides a forum for debate and scholarly exchanges. Some issues will be supervised by guest editors.

Miranda also welcomes contributions – from classic scholarly articles to multimedia presentations – unrelated to the thematic issue : literature, linguistics, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, esthetics, with the aim of encouraging the broadest possible spectrum of approaches, involving gender, ethnicity, ideology, and theory.

Miranda publishes both solicited and unsolicited articles. We encourage submissions mainly in English, but also in French, or any other language, provided a translation is submitted in either French or English.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Nov 10 2009

Social Theory - Claude Levi Strauss

 The French intellectual Claude Levi Strauss died recently at the age of 100. Our Social Theory  database contains his following works:

Elementary Structures of Kinship

Structural Anthropology, vol. 1

Structural Anthropology, vol. 2

 

In addition to his own works, Claude Levi Strauss is also discussed in the works of others, including

“Sociological Theory and Modern Society” by Talcott Parsons

“Mortality, Immortality & Other Life Strategies” by Zygmunt Bauman.

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Dec 12 2008

eHRAF World Cultures on Trial

Produced by the Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) at Yale University, the eHRAF World Cultures is a cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text documents are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. It can be used to find information on particular cultures, ethnic groups, or immigrant groups, information on beliefs, superstitions, or subjects such as political structure, architecture, kinship units, or settlement patterns. 

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