Social Transformations / Edition 1

Social Transformations / Edition 1

by Stephen K. Sanderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847691888

ISBN-13: 9780847691883

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In Social Transformations: A General Theory of Historical Development Stephen K. Sanderson develops a general theory of social evolution and uses it to explain the most important evolutionary transformations in human history and prehistory. In this expanded edition Sanderson has added a discussion of the biological constraints acting on humans that have helped

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Overview

In Social Transformations: A General Theory of Historical Development Stephen K. Sanderson develops a general theory of social evolution and uses it to explain the most important evolutionary transformations in human history and prehistory. In this expanded edition Sanderson has added a discussion of the biological constraints acting on humans that have helped to push social evolution along strikingly similar lines throughout the world. The new discussion places the theoretical arguments of Social Transformations in the context of an even more comprehensive theory of human social behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847691883
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
EXPANDED
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
1.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Evolutionary Material: A General Theory of Historical Development Chapter 2 The Neolithic Revolution Chapter 3 The Origin of Civilization and the State Chapter 4 Agrarian States and their Evolutionary Dynamics Chapter 5 The Capitalist Revolution and the Beginnings of the Modern World Chapter 6 The Evolution of the Modern World, I: The Expanding and Evolving Modern World-System Chapter 7 The Evolution of the Modern World, II: The Emergence of the Institutions of Modernity Chapter 8 The Question of Progress Chapter 9 The Evolving Future Chapter 10 Theoretical Reprise

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