Through the Eyes of Social Science / Edition 6

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577662266
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/23/2002
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Pt. I Introduction 1
1 Science and Social Science, Pro and Con 3
2 Lost on the Planet Earth 7
3 Science, the Scientific Method, and Research Designs in the Social Sciences 11
Pt. II Seeing the Social Sciences 33
4 Psychology: Observable Behavior and Internal Processes 35
5 Sociology: Human Behavior in a Group and Societal Context 49
6 Anthropology: Evolution and Culture 56
7 Political Science: The Study of Governing 62
8 Economics: Limited Resources and Unlimited Needs 66
9 History: The Study of the Past 71
10 Geography: The Discipline with a Persistent Spacial Perspective 81
Pt. III The Foundations of Social Science: Historical Philosophical and Social 87
11 European Foundations of Social Science 91
12 Objectivity in Social Science: Beyond European Assumptions 105
13 Scientific Principles and Their Social Consequences 111
Pt. IV Research through Deception 123
14 Pathology of Imprisonment 125
15 If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? 134
16 Research Through Deception 148
Pt. V Human and Sociocultural Evolution 163
17 Evolution and Natural Selection: The Human Animal's Tale 165
18 One Giant Step for Mankind 179
19 Types of Societies: Sociocultural Evolution 187
Pt. VI Customs and Cultures 207
20 Body Ritual among the Nacirema 211
21 Lest Ye Be Judged: Ethnocentrism or Cultural Relativism 217
22 The Sounds of Silence 228
23 What Hunters Do for a Living or, How to Make Out on Scarce Resources 239
24 Eating Christmas in the Kalahari 255
25 Chinese Table Manners: You Are How You Eat 263
Pt. VII America: Its Ethnic History 275
26 One Hundred Percent American 277
27 All Mixed Up: Ethnicity in American Life 280
28 Ethnicity in American Life: The Historical Perspective 302
Pt. VIII America: Do Race and Ethnicity Still Matter? 313
29 American Diversity and the 2000 Census 315
30 An End to Counting by Race? 328
31 Beyond Black/White: The Racisms of Our Time 336
Pt. IX Family and Education: Two Basic Institutions 349
32 The American Family 353
33 African American Families: A Legacy of Vulnerability and Resilience 361
34 What's Ahead for Families 367
35 Gender and Myth: Data about Student Performance 380
36 Look Homeward, Parents 394
Pt. X Human Nature and Personal and Gender Identities 409
37 Why Do We Do What We Do?: A Freudian and Skinnerian Overview 411
38 Erik Erikson's Eight Ages of Man 419
39 Rethinking Puberty: The Development of Sexual Attraction 437
40 Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolation 448
41 Shattered Innocence 460
42 The American Indian Berdache and Other Third Genders 467
43 The Evolving Interface between Feminism and Women of Color 481
Pt. XI Poverty: Causes and Consequences 495
44 Families in Poverty in the 1990s: Trends, Causes, Consequences, and Lessons Learned 499
45 Toward a 24-Hour Economy 521
46 The Bare Minimum 526
47 Work 536
48 The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All 550
Pt. XII Minorities and Mobility 557
49 Driving While Black: A Statistician Proves That Prejudice Still Rules the Road 561
50 Necessary Dreams 567
51 Immigration to the Burn Zone 575
Pt. XIII Population, Aging, and Crime: Creating the Future 589
52 Impacts of Population Growth 591
53 Fourteen Forecasts for an Aging Society 601
54 Preventing Crime: The Promising Road Ahead 612
Pt. XIV Globalization: Threat or Opportunity? 621
55 Globalization and the Social Sciences 623
Maps 639
Glossary 645
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