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 is the Christian A Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics at Middlebury College. He has also been the Kelly Professor of Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. He has authored, co-authored, or edited over 40 books and 150 articles on a wide range of topics, including a popular principles of economics text and a history of economic thought text.
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.