Provides a strong multidisciplinary approach
Social Science, 15/e, approaches social science from a common-sense perspective, rather than from a conventional social science angle. Readers will see how seemingly diverse disciplines intermingle – anthropology and economics, for example. In the end, students will be able to approach social issues with unbiased problem-solving skills.
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David Colander has been the Christian A Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont since 1982. He has authored, co-authored, or edited over 40 books (including a principles and intermediate macro text) and 200 articles on a wide range of topics. His books have been, or are being, translated into a number of different languages, including Chinese, Bulgarian, Polish, Italian, and Spanish.
He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and has taught at Columbia University, Vassar College, the University of Miami as well as Middlebury. He has also been a consultant to Time-Life Films, a consultant to Congress, a Brookings Policy Fellow, and a Visiting Scholar at Nuffield College, Oxford. In 2001-2002 he was the Kelly Professor of Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University.
He is a former President of both the Eastern Economic Association and History of Economic Thought Society and is, or has been, on the editorial boards of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Journal of Economic Methodology, Eastern Economic Journal, and The Journal of Socioeconomics, and Journal of Economic Perspectives. He is a member of the AEA Committee on Economic Education.
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.
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