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Levinson, David 1947-

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Works: 280 works in 965 publications in 3 languages and 31,583 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  Handbooks and manuals  Cross-cultural studies  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Production personnel, Author of screenplay, Compiler, Scenarist, Contributor
Classifications: GN307, 305.8
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Most widely held works about David Levinson
 
Most widely held works by David Levinson
Encyclopedia of world cultures by David Levinson( Book )

115 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 2,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A basic reference source to the cultures of the world. Provides descriptions of all the cultures of each region of the world or of a representative sample of cultures for regions where full coverage is impossible, as well as accurate descriptions of cultures of the past
Encyclopedia of world sport : from ancient times to the present( Book )

38 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical and cross-cultural survey of mainstream and lesser-known sports
American immigrant cultures : builders of a nation( Book )

15 editions published between 1905 and 1997 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States is a nation of immigrants. Since the Declaration of Independence, but especially since the mid-nineteenth century
Encyclopedia of human emotions( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do people cry, how do we manage horror, what do facial expressions tell us about a person? The answers to these questions and many more can be found in the Encyclopedia of Human Emotions, which brings to gether what is known about the nature, causes, expressions, and societal role of emotions. The 146 alphabetically arranged articles are sprinkled with photos, illustrations, and references to literature. Also covered are biographies, emotions that have been the subject of scientific study, and how emotions relate to society (e.g., hate crimes). The plain language of this unique encyclopedia makes it accessible to high-school students and the general user, while the level of scholarship makes this a useful resource to researchers as well."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Encyclopedia of cultural anthropology( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work covers medical anthropology, economic anthropology, humanism, cultural materialism, cross-cultural analysis, ethnography, statistics, caste, naming, cultural regions that have been the focus of field research, the Mead-Freeman controversy, the Wild Yam Question, the Pristine Myth, dialectology and cultural resource management
Encyclopedia of marriage and the family( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a compendium of knowledge about marriage, family and human relations
Encyclopedia of homelessness( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A readerʼs guide is provided to assist readers in locating entries on related topics. It classifies entries into 14 general categories: Causes, Cities, Demography and Characteristics, Health issues, History, Housing, Legal issues, Advocacy and policy, Lifestyle issues, Organizations, Perceptions of homelessness, Populations, Research, Service systems and settings, World perspectives and issues
Ethnic groups worldwide : a ready reference handbook by David Levinson( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the major ethnic groups found in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas that includes brief descriptions of each ethnic group, an analysis of the ethnic relations in each region, and information on the groups that are indigenous to each nation
Ethnic relations : a cross-cultural encyclopedia by David Levinson( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes listing of "international organizations concerned with ethnic relations."
Encyclopedia of modern Asia by David Levinson( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intended for students and non-specialists, this six-volume set does an outstanding job of covering all aspects of modern Asia (economics, religion, technology, politics, education, the arts, environmental issues, international relations, and scientific advances). Recognizing that there is not one Asian culture but many, the editors have been careful to stress both the interrelatedness and the tremendous variance of traditions. The set is equally useful for those researching common themes across Asian culture and those examining a particular country. Well illustrated and carefully indexed, the set is highly recommended for all public and academic libraries."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003
Encyclopedia of crime and punishment( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Authoritative and comprehensive, this multivolume set includes hundreds of articles in the field of criminal justice. Impressive arrays of authors have contributed to this resource, addressing such diverse topics as racial profiling, money laundering, torture, prisoner literature, the KGB, and Sing Sing. Written in an accessible manner and attractively presented, the background discussions, definitions, and explanations of important issues and future trends are absorbing. Interesting sidebars and facts, reference lists, relevant court cases, tables, and black-and-white photographs supplement the entries. Appendixes cover careers in criminal justice, Web resources, and professional organizations. A lengthy bibliography lists relevant works."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003
Aggression and conflict : a cross-cultural encyclopedia by David Levinson( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses many forms of aggression, including aggression by women, banditry, blood money, cannibalism, capital punishment, cruelty to animals, duels, ethnocide, foot-binding, genital mutilation, gerontocide, head-hunting, human sacrifice, initiation rites, rape, sibling fighting, song duels, suicide, and wars
Encyclopedia of community : from the village to the virtual world by Karen Christensen( Book )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This encyclopedia is a welcome exploration of the great variety of social networks that human beings create and participate in. Interdisciplinary in scope, the set includes contributions from some of the foremost scholars studying community today. Appendixes include an extensive bibliography, a collection of resources guides, an annotated guide to "Community in Popular Culture," and "Libraries Build Community," a guide for librarians."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004
Religion : a cross-cultural encyclopedia by David Levinson( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring 57 easy-to-read articles, each focused on a specific aspect of religious belief or practice, the book demonstrates how varied cultures express the relationship between people and the supernatural world. Readers learn which convictions are worldwide phenomena. For instance, virtually every creed has a form of self-denial to enhance spirituality. Along with aspects of religion, the book offers cross-referenced articles explaining the philosophies, dogma, practices, and origins of 16 religions with a worldwide following. In addition, articles probe explanations for similarities and differences among religious tenets, and many of the entries describe possible reasons for behavior patterns and beliefs. Rounding out the volume is a concise but thorough chronology of world religious concepts, beginning with the emergence of shamanism more than 50,000 years ago, as well as a bibliography and a subject index
Family violence in cross-cultural perspective by David Levinson( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward explaining human culture : a critical review of the findings of worldwide cross-cultural research by David Levinson( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health and illness : a cross-cultural encyclopedia by David Levinson( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers information on a variety of health-related topics, emphasizing traditional and alternative approaches. Describes health and illness around the world, with an emphasis on health care in non-Western cultures and the use of non-Western health care approaches in Western cultures
The tribal living book by David Levinson( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"150 things to do and make from traditional cultures"--Cover subtitle
Global perspectives on the United States : a nation by nation survey( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldviews of the U.S. have changed over time, particularly since 9/11 and the war in Iraq. Levinson and Christensen and a worldwide editorial board provide insight into the views of and perspectives on the U.S. and its government, people, policies, and culture. Although the editors had hoped to determine these perspectives based on key historical events such as the American Revolution, World Wars I and II, and the founding of the UN, they discovered that most nations form opinions of the U.S. by answering two questions--What has the U.S. done for or to us lately? and What may the U.S. do for or to us in the future? To answer these questions, more than 100 experts analyzed public statements, editorials and articles in the media, books, organizational reports, and their own observations and experiences to compile each nation's article. When the above resources were not available, surveys and interviews were used. The articles are based on opinions, whether of government officials, writers, or the people of a nation. Some 140 articles represent many countries and regions in the world, including Afghanistan, the Caribbean, Iran, Iraq, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe. Each article is written in a standardized format to include the following: an introduction, a statistical profile, "History of Relations with the United States," "Perspectives on the United States," and further reading (including many Internet resources). Sidebars are scattered throughout the two volumes and provide biographies of important authors and journalists whose writings influenced their fellow citizens, biographies of U.S. political figures, pivotal events and documents in world history, and excerpts from primary texts. A list of entries, an index, a world map, general sources of information, and a chronology of key world events influencing views of the U.S. are also included. - Publisher
Encyclopedia of crime and punishment( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review: "Authoritative and comprehensive, this multivolume set includes hundreds of articles in the field of criminal justice. Impressive arrays of authors have contributed to this resource, addressing such diverse topics as racial profiling, money laundering, torture, prisoner literature, the KGB, and Sing Sing. Written in an accessible manner and attractively presented, the background discussions, definitions, and explanations of important issues and future trends are absorbing. Interesting sidebars and facts, reference lists, relevant court cases, tables, and black-and-white photographs supplement the entries. Appendixes cover careers in criminal justice, Web resources, and professional organizations. A lengthy bibliography lists relevant works."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003
 
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Encyclopedia of world cultures
Alternative Names
Levinson, David 1947-

Levinson, David H.

Levinson, David H., 1947-

Levinson, David L.

レヴィンソン, デーヴィッド

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Encyclopedia of world sport : from ancient times to the presentAmerican immigrant cultures : builders of a nationEncyclopedia of human emotionsEncyclopedia of marriage and the familyEncyclopedia of homelessnessEthnic groups worldwide : a ready reference handbookEthnic relations : a cross-cultural encyclopediaEncyclopedia of modern Asia