• Performing Arts

A Dictionary of Film Studies


Author: Annette Kuhn,Guy Westwell
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191034657
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 528
View: 8613
Written by experts in the field, this dictionary covers all aspects of film studies, including terms, concepts, debates, and movements in film theory and criticism, national, international and transnational cinemas, film history, film movements and genres, film industry organizations and practices, and key technical terms and concepts in 500 detailed entries. Most entries also feature recommendations for further reading and a large number also have web links. The web links are listed and regularly updated on a companion website that complements the printed book. The dictionary is international in its approach, covering national cinemas, genres, and film movements from around the world such as the Nouvelle Vague, Latin American cinema, the Latsploitation film, Bollywood, Yiddish cinema, the spaghetti western, and World cinema. The most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available, this is a must-have for all students of film studies and ancillary subjects, as well as an informative read for cinephiles and for anyone with an interest in films and film criticism.

    • Literary Criticism

A Dictionary of Critical Theory


Author: Ian Buchanan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192514210
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 512
View: 4702
Containing over 750 in-depth entries, this is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available. This authoritative guide covers the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender studies, film studies, literary theory, hermeneutics, historical materialism, and socio-political critical theory. Entries clearly explain complex theoretical discourses such as Marxism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, and postmodernism. There are biographies of hundreds of important figures in the field, with feature entries for those who have heavily influenced areas of the discipline, such as Derrida and Deleuze. This new edition of the dictionary has been updated to extend coverage of diaspora, race and postcolonial theory, including key authors such as C. L. R. James and Paul Gilroy, and of queer and sexuality studies, including notable figures such as Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Fully revised to keep up to date with this diverse field, this new edition expands the coverage to include entries such as hyperobject and transgender. Entries are fully cross-referenced and many contain further reading suggestions. Covering all aspects of critical theory from globalization and race studies, to queer theory and feminism, this multidisciplinary A-Z is essential for students in the humanities and social sciences.

    • Social Science

A Dictionary of Media and Communication


Author: Daniel Chandler,Rod Munday
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019105755X
Category: Social Science
Page: 512
View: 9800

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

A Dictionary of Journalism


Author: Tony Harcup
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199646244
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 384
View: 9346
This dictionary includes over 1,400 entries covering terminology related to the practice, business, and technology of journalism, as well as its concepts and theories, institutions, publications, and key events. An essential companion for all students taking courses in Journalism and Journalism Studies, as well as related subjects.

    • Social Science

A Dictionary of Gender Studies


Author: Gabriele Griffin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192534661
Category: Social Science
Page: 98
View: 546
This new dictionary provides clear and accessible definitions of a range of terms from within the fast-developing field of gender studies. It covers terms which have emerged out of gender studies, such as cyber feminism, double burden, and male gaze, and gender-focused definitions of more general terms, such as housework, intersectionality, and trolling, It also covers major historical figures including Hélène Cixous, bell hooks, Mary Wollstonecraft, as well as groups and movements from votes for women to Reclaim the Night. It is an invaluable reference resource for students taking gender studies courses, at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and for those applying a gender perspective within other subject areas.

    • Medical

A Dictionary of Dentistry


Author: Robert Ireland
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191585029
Category: Medical
Page: 416
View: 2457
This first edition of A Dictionary of Dentistry provides over 4,500 definitions covering all the important terms and concepts used in dentistry today. Entries are written in clear and concise English without the use of unnecessary dental or medical jargon, and many entries are supplemented by detailed line drawings. The dictionary defines terms in a broad range of dental specialist areas including primary care, anatomy and comparative anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, radiography, radiology, orthodontics, periodontology, restorative dentistry, dental public health, paediatric dentistry, oral surgery, embryology, homeopathy, pharmacology, sedation, histology, implantology, ethics, and oral medicine. For completeness, some drugs, techniques, and instruments of historical interest have been included. It also includes a number of biographies of those who are considered to have made a highly significant contribution to dentistry. The principal muscles, nerves, arteries, veins, foramina, and sinuses of the head and neck together with illustrations are grouped together as appendices: also included is a further reading list, and a list of common symbols and abbreviations used in both the UK and America. A key feature of this book is the Dictionary of Dentistry companion website, which provides quick access to recommended web links for many entries, plus over 100 full-colour illustrations.. An essential guide for dental practitioners and dental students, it is also an invaluable reference source for all members of the dental team, medical practitioners, lawyers involved with members of the dental profession, and the general reader.

    • Medical

A Dictionary of Zoology


Author: Michael Allaby
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019860758X
Category: Medical
Page: 597
View: 2366
The only available paperback dictionary of zoology. This dictionary is a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on all aspects of the study of animals. With over 5,000 entries, it is ideal for students and will be invaluable to amateur naturalists and all those with an interest in the subject. - ;This is the only available paperback dictionary of zoology. This dictionary is a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on all aspects of the study of animals. Now with over 5,000 entries, it is ideal for students and will be invaluable to amateur naturalists and all those with an interest in the subject. It is illustrated with clear line drawings, and supported by useful appendices on the genetic code, endangered animals, and SI units. Wide coverage including animal behaviour, ecology, physiology, genetics, cytology, evolution, Earth history, zoogeography. Full taxonomic coverage of arthropods, other invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Completely revised to incorporate the discovery of `extremophiles' - organisms living in environments formerly considered impossibly hostile - and the toxonomic reclassification that this has entailed. Featuring entires on genetics, evolutionary studies, and mammalian physiology. -

    • Reference

A Dictionary of Marketing


Author: Charles Doyle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191059609
Category: Reference
Page: 464
View: 1574
A Dictionary of Marketing is an accessible and wide-ranging A-Z, providing over 2,500 entries on topics spanning terms for traditional marketing techniques (from strategy, positioning, segmentation, and branding, to all aspects of marketing planning, research, and analysis), as well as leading marketing theories and concepts. Both classic and modern marketing techniques are covered. Entries reflect modern changes in marketing practice, including the use of digital and multi media, the impact of the World Wide Web on advertising, and the increased influence of social media and search engines on advertising and the rise of global brand management. Also included is a time line of the development of marketing as a discipline and the key events that impacted the development, as well as over 100 relevant web links, accessed and updated via a companion website. In addition, the main appendix provides greater depth on the subject, including advertising and brand case studies with a strong international focus. These are arranged thematically, e.g. automobile industry, food and drink, luxury goods, and focus on iconic brands, marketing campaigns, and slogans of the 20th century that have permeated our collective consciousness, exploring how the ideas defined in the main text of the book have been utilised successfully in practice across the globe. This dictionary is an indispensable resource for students of marketing and related disciplines, as well as a practical guide for professional practitioners and people with a general interest in marketing.

    • Music

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance


Author: Debra Craine,Judith Mackrell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199563446
Category: Music
Page: 502
View: 2161
This comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary provides all the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the diverse dance scene of the 21st century. It includes entries ranging from classical ballet to the cutting edge of modern dance.

    • Business & Economics

A Dictionary of Economics


Author: Nigar Hashimzade,Gareth Myles,John Black
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191077348
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 596
View: 4119
This authoritative and comprehensive dictionary contains clear, concise definitions of approximately 3,500 key economic terms. Covering all aspects of economics including economic theory and policy, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labour economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, and environmental economics, this is the essential reference work in this area. The new edition of this dictionary has been updated to include entries on China, India, and South America, to reflect the increase in prominence of these regions in the global economy. There is strong coverage of international trade and many entries on economic organizations and institutions from around the world. Fully revised to keep up to date with this fast-moving field, this new edition expands the coverage to include entries such as austerity measures, General Anti Abuse Rule, propensity score matching, and shadow bank. Entries are supplemented by entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website, giving the reader the opportunity to explore further the areas covered in the dictionary. Useful appendices include a list of institutional acronyms and their affiliated websites, a list of Nobel prize-winners in economics, the Greek alphabet, and a list of relevant websites. As ideal for browsing as it is useful for quick reference, this dictionary remains an essential guide for students and teachers of economics, business, and finance, as well as for professional economists and anyone who has to deal with economic data.

    • Science

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation


Author: Michael Allaby,Chris Park
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192518070
Category: Science
Page: 512
View: 1849
This authoritative dictionary provides over 9,000 entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment-its key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. It covers subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics, it is at the cutting edge of environmental and conservation studies. Expanded to contain more detail on complex topics such as deepwater horizon, and hydraulic Fracturing, and new entries such as angular velocity, and solution mining, this new edition offers definitions on topical and developing issues. It also features new resources including a list of the world's major national parks and IUCN categories for endangered species, as well as new web links and illustrations, providing useful context additional to the entries in the dictionary. This is the essential reference for students studying environmental and natural sciences, environmental studies, conservation, and technology, and related disciplines, as well as anyone with an interest in environment and conservation.

    • Social Science

A Dictionary of World Mythology


Author: Arthur Cotterell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019107893X
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 1232
The powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia, the more mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India, and the stern spirits of the African and American continents all reflect very different civilizations, yet they also demonstrate the unity of mankind in its fundamental need for explanations of the unknown. Arthur Cotterell sets out clearly the chief myths of the world and explains why different mythologies arose in different lands. * Comprehensive coverage in seven main sections of West Asia, South and Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and Oceania * Clear and informative section introductions highlight the history and lifestyle of ancient peoples and the landscape in which they lived * Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps of each key area `An excellent reference book, as well as a good book for dipping into at leisure.' Greek Review

    • Science

A Dictionary of Ecology


Author: Michael Allaby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191063851
Category: Science
Page: 432
View: 8896

    • Business & Economics

A Dictionary of Accounting


Author: Jonathan Law
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191061174
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 8105
This best-selling dictionary includes more than 3,800 entries covering all aspects of accounting, including financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, taxation, auditing, corporate finance, and accounting bodies and institutions. Its international coverage includes important terms from UK, US, Australia, India, and Asia-Pacific. Over 150 new entries have been added to this edition to reflect the very latest developments in the accounting profession, e.g. Accounting Coucil, European Financial Stability Mechanism, and General Anti-Abuse Rule. In addition, existing entries have been updated to cover the latest developments, most notably the Financial Reporting Standard Applicable in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, which sets out new rules in areas such as goodwill, hedge accounting, and fair value accounting. There is increased coverage of topics such as corporate governance, accounting ethics, accounting scandals, and major firms and professional bodies. With its authoritative and accessible definitions and its wide-ranging coverage, this dictionary is essential for students and professionals in accounting and finance. It is also an ideal source of reference for anyone seeking a clear guide to the often-confusing world of accountancy terms.

    • Reference

A Dictionary of Biology


Author: Elizabeth Martin,Robert Hine
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198714378
Category: Reference
Page: 736
View: 686
Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

    • Mathematics

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics


Author: Christopher Clapham,James Nicholson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019104461X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 544
View: 3653
Authoritative and reliable, this A-Z provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With over 3,000 entries ranging from Achilles paradox to zero matrix, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts from pure and applied mathematics and statistics, for example, linear algebra, optimisation, nonlinear equations, and differential equations. In addition, there are entries on major mathematicians and on topics of more general interest, such as fractals, game theory, and chaos. Using graphs, diagrams, and charts to render definitions as comprehensible as possible, entries are clear and accessible. Almost 200 new entries have been added to this edition, including terms such as arrow paradox, nested set, and symbolic logic. Useful appendices follow the A-Z dictionary and include lists of Nobel Prize winners and Fields' medallists, Greek letters, formulae, and tables of inequalities, moments of inertia, Roman numerals, a geometry summary, additional trigonometric values of special angles, and many more. This edition contains recommended web links, which are accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Mathematics companion website. Fully revised and updated in line with curriculum and degree requirements, this dictionary is indispensable for students and teachers of mathematics, and for anyone encountering mathematics in the workplace.

    • Religion

A Dictionary of Hinduism


Author: W. J. Johnson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198610267
Category: Religion
Page: 400
View: 8264
With almost 2,800 entries on all aspects of Hinduism, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary of its kind. It covers all the major Hindu practices, texts, beliefs, religious sites, and teachers over a period spanning 3,500 years. An invaluable first port of call for anyone seeking information about Indian religions and culture.

    • Performing Arts

The Oxford Guide to Film Studies


Author: W. John Hill,Palmela Church. Gibson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198711247
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 624
View: 8655
Surveys the disciplinary approaches in film studies, examines the concepts and methods of film analysis, and discusses the issues and debates in the examination of film.

    • Computers

A Dictionary of Social Media


Author: Daniel Chandler,Rod Munday
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192518526
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
View: 3340

    • Business & Economics

A Dictionary of Business and Management


Author: Jonathan Law
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199684987
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 672
View: 4064
This wide-ranging and authoritative dictionary contains over 7,100 entries covering all areas of business and management, including marketing, organizational behaviour, business strategy, law, and taxation. In its sixth edition, it features the very latest developments, such as those relating to information technology (including mobile technology), and the financial crisis and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis. Entries have been updated to refer to recent events and news in the field, for example the LIBOR scandal. Over 100 new entries have been added including bitcoin, Cog's Ladder, mobile commerce, Six Sigma, social media, theory of institutional deficiencies, and zero-hours contract. Furthermore, there is expanded coverage of areas such as financial regulation and corporate social responsibility, with a number of new entries offering insight into these topics, including aw-shucks defence and Financial Conduct Authority. The new edition of this established bestselling dictionary elucidates modern financial and management jargon, defining entries in a clear, concise, and accessible manner. With recommended web links for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Business and Management companion website, this edition is more informative than ever. This A--Z reference work is essential for business students, teachers and professionals, and useful for anyone needing a guide to business terminology.