Thema Subject Classification


part from Fantasy or SF, set in an imagined world that might have emerged had key historical events happened differently eg outcome of WW2)



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(Use for any fiction, apart from Fantasy or SF, set in an imagined world that might have emerged had key historical events happened differently eg outcome of WW2)

FF

Crime & mystery fiction

FFC

Classic crime fiction




(Class here: crime fiction published before c 1939)

FFH

Historical mysteries




(Use for contemporary mysteries set in past times, eg in Victorian, Medieval, Roman period; use GEOGRAPHICAL and/or TIME PERIOD Qualifiers to indicate setting as appropriate)

FFJ

Crime & mystery: cosy mystery




(Use for mysteries set in rural or traditional communities featuring minimal violence & typically amateur sleuths)

FFK

Comic (humorous) crime & mystery

FFL

Crime & mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction

FFP

Crime & mystery: police procedural

FFS

Crime & mystery: women sleuths

FH

Thriller / suspense fiction

FHD

Espionage & spy thriller

FHP

Political / legal thriller

FHQ

Esoteric thriller




(Use for thrillers featuring traditions of ancient, secret or esoteric knowledge, such as Holy Grail, etc)

FHX

Psychological thriller

FJ

Adventure fiction

FJH

Historical adventure fiction




(Use for adventure novels set in past times; prefer specific FJM* code if applicable; use GEOGRAPHICAL and/or TIME PERIOD Qualifiers to indicate setting as appropriate)

FJM

War & combat fiction

FJMC

Napoleonic War fiction

FJMF

First World War fiction

FJMS

Second World War fiction

FJMV

Vietnam War fiction

FJW

Adventure fiction: Westerns

FK

Horror & supernatural fiction

FKC

Classic horror & ghost stories




(Class here: horror & ghost stories published before c 1950)

FKM

Contemporary horror

FKW

Occult fiction

FL

Science fiction

FLC

Classic science fiction




(Class here: science fiction published before c 1970)

FLG

Science fiction: time travel

FLM

Science fiction: Steampunk




(Class here: science fiction based on an alternative future where 19th century steam power has re-emerged as the dominant technology)

FLP

Science fiction: near-future




(Class here: Cyberpunk; science fiction based on marginalised or low-life characters in a highly technologically advanced society)

FLQ

Science fiction: Apocalyptic & Post-apocalyptic

FLS

Science fiction: Space opera




(Use for science fiction set in space, usually with advanced cultures & technology)

FM

Fantasy

FMB

Epic fantasy

FMH

Historical fantasy

FMK

Comic (humorous) fantasy

FMR

Fantasy romance, dark romance




(Class here: vampire romance, etc)

FMX

Urban fantasy

FN

Myth & legend told as fiction

FP

Erotic fiction




(Use with Qualifier 5X as appropriate)

FR

Romance

FRD

Adult & contemporary romance

FRH

Historical romance




(Note: use for romantic fiction set c pre-1900, eg Regency period; use GEOGRAPHICAL and/or TIME PERIOD Qualifiers to indicate setting as appropriate)

FRM

Romantic suspense

FRX

Erotic romance




(Use for fiction aimed at Romance market but with explicit sexual content; use with Qualifier 5X as appropriate)

FT

Sagas




(Class here: family sagas)

FU

Humorous fiction




(Use for fiction where humour is the primary aim & feature except prefer genre-specific ‘humorous’ headings where available; may be used with other F* codes as appropriate)

FUP

Satirical fiction & parodies




(Use for humorous fiction which is satirical and/or which parodies existing fiction, genres or writers)




(See also: WHP: “Parodies & spoofs: non-fiction”; FYH: “Fiction: pastiche”)

FV

Historical fiction




(Use for contemporary novels set in the past, ie set c pre-1900, except prefer genre-specific ‘historical’ headings where available; use with other F* codes as appropriate; use GEOGRAPHICAL and/or TIME PERIOD Qualifiers to indicate setting as appropriate)

FW

Religious & spiritual fiction




(Use for fiction designed to promote a particular religious or spiritual message; use with relevant QR* or VX* code as appropriate)

FY

Fiction: special features




(Use FY* codes after other F* code indicating genre or type)

FYB

Short stories

FYH

Fiction: pastiche




(Use for fiction written deliberately in the style of another (typically earlier) author (as homage rather than parody), often as a sequel to a novel written by, or using a popular character created by, the original author)




(See also: FUP: “Satirical fiction & parodies”)

FYT

Fiction in translation

FZ

Fiction companions




(Class here: companion works to popular fiction, typically uncritical, ‘fan’-based)




(See also: DSR: “Literary reference works”; XR: “Graphic novel & comic books: guides & reviews” and following)

G

Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary Subjects

GB

Encyclopaedias & reference works

GBA

General encyclopaedias




(Use for non-subject-specific works only)

GBC

Reference works




(Use GBC after other subject code indicating the area or scope of the work)




(See also: CB: “Language: reference & general” and following; DSR: “Literary reference works” and following)

GBCB

Dictionaries of biography (Who’s Who)




(With GBC* codes, assign also a subject code indicating the area or scope of the work as appropriate)

GBCQ

Dictionaries of quotations

GBCR

Bibliographies, catalogues




(See also: AVD: “Discographies & buyer’s guides”)

GBCS

Serials, periodicals, abstracts, indexes

GBCT

Directories

GBCY

Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs

GL

Library & information sciences / Museology

GLC

Library, archive & information management

GLCA

Information retrieval & access

GLF

IT, Internet & electronic resources in libraries

GLH

Acquisitions & collection development

GLK

Bibliographic & subject control




(Class here: indexing, cataloguing & classification)

GLM

Library & information services




(Class here: academic, specialist, public & school libraries; reference, circulation & community services)

GLP

Archiving, preservation & digitisation

GLZ

Museology & heritage studies




(Class here: museum studies; curatorship; heritage interpretation; and historical conservation of culturally & socially significant sites, buildings, monuments etc)




(See also: ABC: “Conservation, restoration & care of artworks”; AGC: “Exhibition catalogues & specific collections”; RNK: “Conservation of the environment”; TNKX: “Conservation of buildings & building materials”; WTHM: “Travel guides: museums, historic sites, galleries etc”)

GP

Research & information: general

GPF

Information theory

GPFC

Cybernetics & systems theory




(Class here: control & stability of systems, entropy)

GPH

Data analysis: general

GPJ

Coding theory & cryptology




(See also: URY: “Data encryption”)

GPQ

Decision theory: general




(See also: KJMD: “Management decision making”)

GPQD

Risk assessment

GPS

Research methods: general




(See also: JHBC: “Social research & statistics”; KJT: “Operational research”)

GT

Interdisciplinary studies

GTC

Communication studies




(Use for Communication Studies textbooks and for works covering a range of aspects of communication - linguistic, social, industrial, technological etc)




(See also: JBCT: “Media studies” and following)

GTD

Semiotics / semiology




(See also: CFA: “Philosophy of language”)

GTK

Cognitive science




(Use for interdisciplinary works)




(See also: QDTM: “Philosophy of mind”; JM: “Psychology” and following; PSAN: “Neurosciences”; UYQ: “Artificial intelligence” and following; UXJ: “Computer applications in the social & behavioural sciences”)

GTM

Regional studies




(Use for interdisciplinary works covering a range of topics within a defined area; always assign GEOGRAPHICAL Qualifier)




(See also: RGL: “Regional geography”)

GTP

Development studies




(See also: KCM: “Development economics & emerging economies”)

GTQ

Globalization

GTT

Flags, emblems, symbols, logos




(See also: NHTG: “Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours”)

GTU

Peace studies & conflict resolution




(See also: JWLP: “Peacekeeping operations”)

GTV

Institutions & learned societies: general




(See also: JPSN: “International institutions”)

GTZ

General studies




(Use for coursework aimed specifically at General Studies courses at advanced secondary and undergraduate level)

J

Society & Social Sciences

JB

Society & culture: general




(Use JB* codes for both general & academic works on social topics; use with JH* codes for sociology textbooks & other specialist works as appropriate)




(See also: VFV: “Family & relationships: advice & issues” and following)

JBC

Cultural & media studies

JBCC

Cultural studies

JBCC1

Popular culture

JBCC2

Material culture




(Class here: role of artefacts & objects in society)

JBCC3

Cultural studies: fashion & society

JBCC4

Cultural studies: food & society

JBCC9

History of ideas

JBCT

Media studies




(See also: GTC: “Communication studies”)

JBCT1

Media studies: Internet, digital media & society

JBCT2

Media studies: TV & society

JBCT3

Media studies: advertising & society

JBF

Social & ethical issues




(See also: PDR: “Impact of science & technology on society”; RNT: “Social impact of environmental issues”; QDTQ: “Ethics & moral philosophy”)

JBFA

Social discrimination & equal treatment




(Class here: both issues of inequality & discrimination and measures to address these issues; postive discrimination)

JBFC

Poverty & unemployment

JBFD

Housing & homelessness

JBFF

Social impact of disasters

JBFG

Refugees & political asylum

JBFH

Migration, immigration & emigration

JBFK

Violence in society

JBFK1

Child abuse

JBFK2

Sexual abuse & harassment

JBFK3

Domestic violence

JBFM

Disability: social aspects

JBFN

Illness & addiction: social aspects

JBFQ

Social mobility

JBFS

Consumerism

JBFU

Animals & society






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