Power and Society: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, 12th Edition / Edition 12

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Overview

Designed as a basic text for an introductory, interdisciplinary social science course, POWER AND SOCIETY introduces students to key concepts in anthropology, sociology, economics, psychology, political science, and history. Using the theme of power, the text first introduces each of the social sciences and demonstrates how the various disciplines differ in their focus and methods, while maintaining the central integrative theme. The text then uses an interdisciplinary viewpoint to illustrate the nature and uses of power in society. POWER AND SOCIETY ignites students' interest in the social sciences by exploring some of the central challenges and contemporary controversies facing American society; for example, ideological conflict, racism and sexism, poverty and powerlessness, crime and violence, community problems, and international relations.

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"The sidebars are VERY helpful so students had key terms on the same page as the concept they are reading. The graphs are simple and clear and the pages are not cluttered. This text is an easy read for an introductory book."Liz Clark, Kaplan University

"We live in a global society. The International Perspectives feature does a very good job of enhancing the students' idea of the world and its interconnectedness." J. Russell Willis, Grambling State University

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With power as its integrating theme, this text presents central concepts in anthropology, history, sociology, political science, psychology, and economics. The first edition was published in 1975. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495833222
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/18/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Brigid Callahan Harrison is Professor of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University, where she has taught since 1994. In addition to POWER AND SOCIETY, she is the author of AMERICAN DEMOCRACY NOW (Second Edition, McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2010), A MORE PERFECT UNION (McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2010), WOMEN IN AMERICAN POLITICS (Wadsworth, 2003), and various journal articles. A frequent commentator in print and electronic media on U.S. politics, Harrison often provides political analysis to FOX News, local affiliates of ABC, NBC, and CBS, and NPR radio programs. She writes a weekly column on New Jersey politics for The Bergen Record, and her editorials have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Star-Ledger, and The Press of Atlantic City. Harrison's research interests include Congress and the Presidency, and American public opinion. She is an expert on the politics of the Millennial Generation. She received her M.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and her Ph.D. from Temple University, where she was a national MENSA graduate fellow. She has served as president of the National Women's Caucus for Political Science, section chair of the Northeast Political Science Association, president-elect of the New Jersey Political Science Association, and president of the Midwest Women's Caucus for Political Science. Inducted into the Atlantic County Women's Hall of fame in 2009, she also was the recipient of the "Distinguished Alumna of the Year" from the Richard Stockton College Council of Black Faculty and Staff.

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Table of Contents

Preface Part I: THE NATURE AND STUDY OF POWER. 1. Power, Society, and Social Science. 2. Social Sciences and the Scientific Method. 3. Power and Ideology. Part II: POWER AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES. 4. Power and Culture: An Anthropologist's View. 5. Power and Sociology: The Importance of Social Class. 6. Power and History. 7. Power and Politics. 8. Power and the Economy. 9. Power and Psychology. PART III: THE USES OF POWER. 10. Power, Race, and Gender. 11. Poverty and Powerlessness. 12. Power, Violence, and Crime. 13. Power and the Global Community. 14. Power Among Nations. Notes. Index.

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