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Social Science : Introduction to the Study of Society

Social Science : Introduction to the Study of Society - 13th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205524068

Cover of Social Science : Introduction to the Study of Society 13TH 08 (ISBN 978-0205524068)
ISBN13: 978-0205524068
ISBN10: 0205524060
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 13TH 08
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No

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Social Science : Introduction to the Study of Society - 13TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205524068

Elgin Hunt and David Colander

ISBN13: 978-0205524068
ISBN10: 0205524060
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 13TH 08
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No

Table of Contents

1. Social Science and Its Methods.

Social Science.
The Methods of Social Science.
Social Science and Society.
Conclusion.
Appendix 1-A, Historical Roots of Social Science.
The Enlightenment.
From Philosophy to Social Science.

2. Human Origins.

The Origin of the Human Species.
The Evolution of Human Beings.
Conclusion.

3. Origins of Western Society.

From the Stone Age to the Agricultural Age.
Early Civilizations.
The Middle Ages (A.D. 500-1453).
The Renaissance.
The Development of Modern Economic and Political Institutions.
Conclusion.

4. Society, Culture, and Cultural Change.

Culture and Multiculturism.
Culture and the Nature of Society.
Cultural Integration.
Culture, Society, and Social Change.
Social Change and Social Problems.
Contrasts Among Cultures.

5. Geography, Demography, Ecology, and Society.

Geography.
Demography.
Ecology: The Interaction of Geography, Demography, and Environment.
Conclusion.

6. Technology and Society.

The Industrial Revolution.
Technology and Globalization.
Technology and Social Change.
Natural Resources, Economics, and Technology.
Technology of the Past.
Technology of the Future.

7. The Individual, Society, and Culture.

Socialization of the Individual.
Personality and Its Development.
Intelligence, Personal Adjustment, and Normality.
Deviance.
Conclusion.

8. The Family.

Variations in the Family Pattern.
Functions of the Family in Society.
Variations of Family Patterns and the Functions of the Family.
The Family in the United States Today.
The Family in Transition.

9. Religion.

The Nature of Religion.
The Great Religions of Today.
The Role of Religion in Society.
The Future of Religion.

10. Education.

Schools as Agencies of Social Control.
The Development of U.S. Education.
Examining the School System.
Interaction of Economics, Politics, and Social Institutions.

11. Social and Economic Stratification.

Types of Social Stratification.
Social Mobility.
Economic and Social Inequality.
Increasing Social and Economic Inequality.

12. Stratification, Minorities and Discrimination

Race and Ethnicity.
Minorities.
Conclusion.

13. The Functions and Forms of Government.

The Primary Functions of Government.
Debates about the Nature of Government.
Forms of Government.
Governments Are Far from Simple.

14. Democratic Government in the United States.

Historical Development of U.S. Government.
The Structure of U.S. Government.
The Political Process.
Evaluation of the Democratic Political Process.

15. Governments of the World.

French Government.
Nigerian Government.
Japanese Government.
Russian Government.
Saudi Arabian Government.
Some Lessons about Governments.
Future Changes in Governments.

16. The Organization of Economic Activities.

The Nature of an Economy.
The Evolution of Economic Systems.
Market Economies.
Globalization and the Changing Nature of the U.S. Economy.
The Socialist Economic System.
The Continuing Evolution of Economies.

17. Government and the Economy.

Government's Direct Role in the Economy.
Government's Indirect Role in the Economy.
Conclusion.

18. International Political Relations.

The State in International Relations.
The Rise of the European Union.
Power in the World Community.
Foreign Policies.
The United States in the World Community.

19. International Economic Relations.

The Terminology of Trade.
Advantages and Disadvantages of International Trade.
Restrictions on International Trade.
Foreign Exchange.
Conclusion.

20. The Political Economies of Developing Countries.

Problems of Developing Countries.
Options of Developing Countries.
Case Studies.
Conclusion.

21. International Institutions and the Search for Peace.

The Problem of War.
The United Nations.
The Outlook for Peace.