Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society / Edition 9

Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society / Edition 9

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

ISBN-10: 0205174310

ISBN-13: 9780205174317

Pub. Date: 08/01/1995

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205174317
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.95(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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