Nav: Home

New SAGE Publishing text examines war through the lens of the social sciences

January 18, 2017

Los Angeles, CA (January 18, 2016) SAGE Publishing is pleased to announce the release of the four-volume set, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives. Unlike traditional war encyclopedias that focus on military science and history, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives also covers the effect of wars on culture, trade, societies, and more.

"We need an appreciation of the multiple effects of war, not only on soldiers but on civilians, on the environment, and in diffuse but still powerful legacies that become woven into family life, neighborhoods, the civic sphere, and the organization of the economy," writes Paul Joseph, Editor. "An encyclopedia that deliberately focuses on social science perspectives is well situated to investigate this broader social context of war."

The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives includes approximately 700 signed entries on concepts and theories of war, how wars are conducted, issues related to reconciliation, and more. The four-volume set also includes an entry on each nation in the world, religions, and battles with significant legacies, from medieval wars to the War in Afghanistan.

Many of the entries are from key academics in an array of fields, such as communication and mass media, economics, political science, sociology, and more. Other contributors include both war critics and those from military backgrounds.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives includes a Readers Guide that organizes entries by disciplinary areas and topical themes, and all the entries conclude with cross-references and suggestions for further readings. In addition, the Resource Guide directs readers to books, journals, and electronic resources for in-depth study.
Read more information about the text on its website. A FREE online trial of SAGE Knowledge, including The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, is available by emailing

The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives
October 2016 2,104 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4833-5989-2 Print Price: $650.00
eISBN: 978-1-4833-5987-8

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company's continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.


Related Culture Articles:

A new paradigm for efficient upward culture of 3D multicellular spheroids
The 3D multicellular spheroids with intact cell-cell junctions are critical in biological research because they can mimic the cellular physiological environments.
Pottery related to unknown culture was found in Ecuador
Archaeologists of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Institute of Archeology and Ethnography SB RAS (Russia), Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) (Ecuador), and Tohoku University (Japan) found shards of ceramic vessels referred to the cultural sediments of early periods of Real Alto site.
Veterans suffer from 'culture shock' when returning to university
War veterans experience such extreme 'culture shock' at university, that they struggle to communicate their feelings and begin a destructive cycle of silence, according to a new study.
What most attracts us to a tourist destination? Attractions, culture and gastronomy
Tourists' expectations when visiting a particular place are related to several features of the chosen destination: culture, architecture, gastronomy, infrastructure, landscape, events, shopping, etc.
New chimpanzee culture discovered
Different cultures, different habits and different behavioral patterns -- this applies not only to humans but also to chimpanzees, one of our two closest living relatives.
More Culture News and Culture Current Events

Best Science Podcasts 2019

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Erasing The Stigma
Many of us either cope with mental illness or know someone who does. But we still have a hard time talking about it. This hour, TED speakers explore ways to push past — and even erase — the stigma. Guests include musician and comedian Jordan Raskopoulos, neuroscientist and psychiatrist Thomas Insel, psychiatrist Dixon Chibanda, anxiety and depression researcher Olivia Remes, and entrepreneur Sangu Delle.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#537 Science Journalism, Hold the Hype
Everyone's seen a piece of science getting over-exaggerated in the media. Most people would be quick to blame journalists and big media for getting in wrong. In many cases, you'd be right. But there's other sources of hype in science journalism. and one of them can be found in the humble, and little-known press release. We're talking with Chris Chambers about doing science about science journalism, and where the hype creeps in. Related links: The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study Claims of causality in health news: a randomised trial This...