A classic book in the field, thoroughly revised and updated, this survey of the social sciences is written in an unbiased manner with a multidisciplinary, common sense approach. The eleventh edition highlights the dramatic political and economic changes that have swept the world in recent years, providing readers with lively topics for discussions and debate. For anyone interested in understanding current trends and events in our society.
An introductory text for undergraduates, detailing social science and its methods. Material is reader-friendly yet not simplistic, with boxes on topics of interest and imaginative b&w photos and illustrations, plus key concepts and terms and review and discussion questions. Coverage includes origins of Western society, technology and society, the family, ethnic and racial stratification, and international political and economic relations. This tenth edition is significantly shorter, deleting in-depth information on the history of the field, economics, and crime. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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.