This multi-volume reference work contains a section of over 2000 alphabetically arranged entries, supplemented by a separate gazetteer section with entries and tabular matter on each of the countries of the world.
Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia: v.7: Peoples and Cultures by Volume editor Richard Hoggart
60 specialists have contributed the 2200 entries under the guidance of 40 expert advisers. The entries are arranged alphabetically and range in length from 60 to 1000 words. Subjects covered include religions; political systems and theory; economics, commerce and management; communications and advertising; law and legal systems; philosophy; psychology; international relations and development issues; sociology; sports; education; social services; health and welfare. Biographies of the major figures in their fields are given. Entries reflect the variety of information required in today's hybrid society, and special attention is given to different cultural viewpoints. The additional 40-page illustrated section on the countries of the world includes an entry, locator map, and table of statistics for each country, which summarizes the country's political and economic structure.