Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society / Edition 13

Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society / Edition 13

by Elgin F. Hunt, David Colander, David C. Colander, David Colander
     
 

This text incorporates many perspectives of social science. After an overview of social science and its methods, chapters cover human origins, origins of Western society, the individual and the family, religion, social and economic stratification, and discrimination. Further chapters explore the function and forms of government, US and other governments, government… See more details below

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This text incorporates many perspectives of social science. After an overview of social science and its methods, chapters cover human origins, origins of Western society, the individual and the family, religion, social and economic stratification, and discrimination. Further chapters explore the function and forms of government, US and other governments, government and the economy, international political relations, and international institutions and the search for peace. This edition adds Internet-based review and discussion questions. Hunt was chairman of the Social Science Department at Wilson Junior College. Colander teaches economics at Middlebury College.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205524068
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Series:
Alternative eText Formats Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Social Science and Its Methods3
Ch. 2Origin of the Social Sciences28
Ch. 3Human Origins51
Ch. 4Origins of Western Society73
Ch. 5Society, Culture, and Cultural Change105
Ch. 6The Interaction of Geography, Environment, and Culture128
Ch. 7The Interaction of Technology, Environment, and Culture151
Ch. 8Population and Demography177
Ch. 9Personal Adjustment201
Ch. 10Crime and Punishment223
Ch. 11The Family247
Ch. 12Religion269
Ch. 13Education298
Ch. 14Social and Economic Stratification327
Ch. 15Ethnic and Racial Stratification346
Ch. 16The Functions and Forms of Government381
Ch. 17Democratic Government in America403
Ch. 18Governments of the World433
Ch. 19The Organization of Economic Activities455
Ch. 20American Economic Institutions474
Ch. 21Government and the Economy493
Ch. 22International Political Relations521
Ch. 23International Economic Relations544
Ch. 24The Political Economies of Developing Countries562
Ch. 25International Institutions and the Search for Peace585
Appendix A The Declaration of Independence As Adopted by Congress607
Appendix B Constitution of the United States of America610
Index627

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