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abduction

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A Dictionary of Social Research Methods

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
110 words

A logical method of deriving conclusions from a range of observations. The principle is that one chooses the most likely

ability

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
73 words

The power to perform a mental or physical task—either before or after training. Social psychologists usually distinguish ability from aptitude,

Ābish Khātūn bint Saʿd II

Ābish Khātūn bint Saʿd II (1260–86)   Reference library

George Lane

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
979 words

Ruler of Fārs Province, wife of Mongol prince Tash-Möngke bin Hülegü Khan. A daughter of the Salghurid dynasty whose grandfather,

Ablutions

Ablutions   Reference library

Gabriele Tecchiato and Mark Sedgwick

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
1,083 words

The state of ritual purity (ṭahārah) that is an essential condition for the fulfillment of many religious practices

abolitionism

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
127 words

A term originally associated with a call for the abolition of slavery on the grounds of its inhumanity (see, for

Abortion

Abortion   Reference library

Carole R. McCann

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

The legal status of abortion in the United States has undergone dramatic shifts, while its practice has been consistent. Throughout

Abortion

Abortion   Reference library

Abul Fadl Mohsin Ebrahim, Yasmin Safian, Robert Gleave, and Samir Ben-Layashi

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
2,160 words

In the medical sense, abortion is the termination of pregnancy before the fetus is viable and is capable of survival

abortion

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
Length:
294 words

The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy. In many countries women may request such a termination within a specific period

abortion on demand

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
Length:
42 words

The phrase refers to women’s right to demand an abortion if they so wish rather than, for example, needing to

absolutism

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
642 words

A strong and centralized form of state typical of societies in the process of transition from *feudalism to *

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