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Social Science : An Introduction to the Study of Society

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9780205702718

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2/25/2010
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Summary

Multidisciplinary look at introductory social science #xA0; This classic text provides a revised and updated survey of the social sciences, written in an unbiased manner with a multidisciplinary, common sense approach. #xA0; The#xA0;Fourteenth Edition highlights the dramatic political and economic changes that have swept the world in recent years, providing students and instructors with a starting point for lively classroom discussions and debate.

Author Biography

David Colander is the Christian A Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics at Middlebury College. He has also been the Kelly Professor of Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. He has authored, co-authored, or edited over 40 books and 150 articles on a wide range of topics, including a popular principles of economics text and a history of economic thought text.

Elgin Hunt is deceased. He was one of the early authors of this book when it began in the 1930s, and took over as sole author in the 1950s. He continued revising the book until the late 1960s when David Colander took over.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE



BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Chapter 1 Social Science and Its Methods

Chapter 2 Human Origins

Chapter 3 Origins of Western Society

Chapter 4 Society, Culture, and Cultural Change

Chapter 5 Geography, Demography, Ecology, and Society

Chapter 6 Technology and Society

Chapter 7 The Individual, Society, and Culture

Chapter 8 The Family

Chapter 9 Religion

Chapter 10 Education

Chapter 11 Social and Economic Stratification

Chapter 12 Stratification, Minorities and Discrimination

Chapter 13 The Functions and Forms of Government

Chapter 14 Democratic Government in the United States

Chapter 15 Governments of the World

Chapter 16 The Organization of Economic Activities

Chapter 17 Government and the Economy

Chapter 18 International Political Relations

Chapter 19 International Economic Relations

Chapter 20 The Political Economies of Developing Countries

Chapter 21 International Institutions and the Search for Peace



COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Chapter 1 Social Science and Its Methods

Social Science

The Methods of Social Science

Social Science and Society

Conclusion


Chapter 2 Human Origins

The Origin of the Human Species

The Evolution of Human Beings

Conclusion


Chapter 3 Origins of Western Society

From the Stone Age to the Agricultural Age

Early Civilizations

The Middle Ages (A.D. 500-1453)

The Renaissance

The Development of Modern Economic and Political Institutions

Conclusion


Chapter 4 Society, Culture, and Cultural Change

Culture and Multiculturism

Culture and the Nature of Society

Cultural Integration

Culture, Society, and Social Change

Social Change and Social Problems

Contrasts Among Cultures


Chapter 5 Geography, Demography, Ecology, and Society

Geography

Demography

Ecology: The Interaction of Geography, Demography, and Environment

Conclusion

Chapter 6 Technology and Society

The Industrial Revolution

Technology and Globalization

Technology and Social Change

Natural Resources, Economics, and Technology

Technology of the Past

Technology of the Future


Chapter 7 The Individual, Society, and Culture

Socialization of the Individual

Personality and Its Development

Intelligence, Personal Adjustment, and Normality

Deviance

Conclusion


Chapter 8 The Family

Variations in the Family Pattern

Functions of the Family in Society

Variations of Family Patterns and the Functions of the Family

The Family in the United States Today

The Family in Transition


Chapter 9 Religion

The Nature of Religion

The Great Religions of Today

The Role of Religion in Society

The Future of Religion


Chapter 10 Education

Schools as Agencies of Social Control

The Development of U.S. Education

Examining the School System

Interaction of Economics, Politics, and Social Institutions


Chapter 11 Social and Economic Stratification

Types of Social Stratification

Social Mobility

Economic and Social Inequality

Increasing Social and Economic Inequality


Chapter 12 Stratification, Minorities and Discrimination

Race and Ethnicity

Minorities

Conclusion

Chapter 13 The Functions and Forms of Government

The Primary Functions of Government

Debates about the Nature of Government

Forms of Government

Governments Are Far from Simple


Chapter 14 Democratic Government in the United States

Historical Development of U.S. Government

The Structure of U.S. Government

The Political Process

Evaluation of the Democratic Political Process


Chapter 15 Governments of the World

French Government

Nigerian Government

Japanese Government

Russian Government

Saudi Arabian Government

Some Lessons about Governments

Future Changes in Governments


Chapter 16 The Organization of Economic Activities

The Nature of an Economy

The Evolution of Economic Systems

The Socialist Economic System

Globalization and the Continuing Evolution of Economies


Chapter 17 Government and the Economy

Government's Indirect Role in the Economy

Government's Direct Role in the Economy

Conclusion


Chapter 18 International Political Relations

The State in International Relations

The Rise of the European Union

Power in the World Community

Foreign Policies

The United States in the World Community

Chapter 19 International Economic Relations

The Terminology of Trade

Advantages and Disadvantages of International Trade

Restrictions on International Trade

Foreign Exchange

Conclusion


Chapter 20 The Political Economies of Developing Countries

Problems of Developing Countries

Options of Developing Countries

Case Studies

Conclusion


Chapter 21 International Institutions and the Search for Peace

The Problem of War

The United Nations

The Outlook for Peace



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