Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society (16th New edition)

Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society (16th New edition)

By: David C. Colander (author)Hardback

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Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society 16e approaches social science from a common-sense perspective, rather than from a conventional social science angle. Readers will see how seemingly diverse disciplines intermingle - anthropology and economics, for example. The goal of the book is to teach students critical thought and problem solving skills that will allow them to approach social issues in an unbiased manner. New to this edition are significant updates on: Race and the police More comparison/contrasts of deviance and criminality Alternative pathways in criminal justice new technology such as self-driving cars Gay marriage American political dynasties Refugee and immigration issues in Europe & globally American political dynasties China's growing power New trade initiatives "States" in the Middle East Nuclear arms control Expanded web-based ancillaries for students and teachers

About Author

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. David Colander received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and has been the Christian A Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont since 1982. In 2001-2002 he was the Kelly Professor of Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. He has authored, co-authored, or edited over 35 books and 100 articles on a wide range of topics. His books have been, or are being, translated into a number of different languages, including Chinese, Bulgarian, Polish, Italian, and Spanish. He has been president of both the Eastern Economic Association and History of Economic Thought Society and is, or has been, on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including Journal of Economic Perspectives and the Journal of Economic Education.


Preface Acknowledgements Part I Introduction Ch. 1 Social Science and Its Methods Ch. 2 Human Origins Ch. 3 Origins of Western Society Part II Culture and the Individual Ch. 4 Society, Culture, and Cultural Change Ch. 5 Geography, Demography, Ecology, and Society Ch. 6 Technology and Society Ch. 7 Psychology, Society, and Culture Ch. 8 Deviance, Crime, and Society Part III Institutions and Socieity Ch. 9 The Family Ch. 10 Religion Ch. 11 Education Ch. 12 Social and Economic Stratification Ch. 13 Stratification, Minorities, and Discrimination Part IV Politics and Society Ch. 14 The Functions and Forms of Government Ch. 15 Governments of the World Ch. 16 Democratic Government in the United States Part V Economics and Society Ch. 17 The Organization of Economic Activities Ch. 18 The Economy, Government, and Economic Challenges Facing the United States Part VI Global Issues Ch. 19 International Political Relations Ch. 20 International Economic Relations Ch. 21 The Political Economies of Developing Countries Ch. 22 International Institutions and the Search for Peace

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138654259
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 468
  • ID: 9781138654259
  • weight: 1370
  • ISBN10: 1138654256
  • edition: 16th New edition

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