Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This classic text provides a revised and updated survey of the social sciences, written in an unbiased manner with a multidisciplinary, common sense approach. The Thirteenth 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.

Table of Contents

Social Science and Its Methods
Social Science
The Methods of Social Science
Social Science and Society
Appendix 1-A, Historical Roots of Social Science
The Enlightenment
From Philosophy to Social Science
Human Origins
The Origin of the Human Species
The Evolution of Human Beings
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
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
Geography, Demography, Ecology, and Society
Ecology: The Interaction of Geography, Demography, and Environment
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
The Individual, Society, and Culture
Socialization of the Individual
Personality and Its Development
Intelligence, Personal Adjustment, and Normality
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
The Nature of Religion
The Great Religions of Today
The Role of Religion in Society
The Future of Religion
Schools as Agencies of Social Control
The Development of U.S
Examining the School System
Interaction of Economics, Politics, and Social Institutions
Social and Economic Stratification
Types of Social Stratification
Social Mobility
Economic and Social Inequality
Increasing Social and Economic Inequality
Stratification, Minorities and Discrimination Race and Ethnicity
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
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
Governments of the World
French Government
Nigerian Government
Japanese Government
Russian Government
Saudi Arabian Government
Some Lessons about Governments
Future Changes in Governments
The Organization of Economic Activities
The Nature of an Economy
The Evolution of Economic Systems
Market Economies
Globalization and the Changing Nature of the U.S. Economy
The Socialist Economic System
The Continuing Evolution of Economies
Government and the Economy
Government's Direct Role in the Economy
Government's Indirect Role in the Economy
International Political Relations
The State in International Relations.
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