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This guide was created to provide general resources for the final project in SOC210. Use these books and websites to get started on your research. We also have materials on specific countries. If you'd like to find a book on a specific country, you can type the name of the country into our catalog search.
Books and eBooks
Complete Guide to National Symbols and Emblems by James Minahan
Call Number: CR 191 .M56 2010
These two volumes offer an unprecedented collection of flags, seals, and symbols used every day around the world. It blends both the political and cultural, including not only flags, national seals, and national anthems, but also foods and recipes, national heroes, sports teams, festivals, and pivotal events that figure in the formation of national identity. This versatile source will prove valuable to a wide audience, benefiting not only high school and undergraduate student researchers, but international businesses, journalists, and government offices. -from the publisher
The central aim of this encyclopedia is to give the reader a comparative perspective on issues involving conceptions of gender, gender differences, gender roles, relationships between the genders, and sexuality.
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.