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Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society / Edition 14

Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society / Edition 14

by Elgin F. Hunt, David C. ColanderElgin F. Hunt
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This classic text provides a revised and updated survey of the social sciences, written in an unbiased manner with a multidisciplinary, common sense approach.

The Thirteenth Edition highlights the dramatic political and economic changes that have swept the world in recent years, providing students and instructors with a starting point for lively classroom discussions and debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205702718
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 03/11/2010
Series: The Intersections Collection: Custom Resources in Sociology Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David Colander has been the Christian A Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont since 1982. He has authored, co-authored, or edited over 40 books (including a principles and intermediate macro text) and 200 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 received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and has taught at Columbia University, Vassar College, the University of Miami as well as Middlebury. He has also been a consultant to Time-Life Films, a consultant to Congress, a Brookings Policy Fellow, and a Visiting Scholar at Nuffield College, Oxford. In 2001-2002 he was the Kelly Professor of Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University.

He is a former President of both the Eastern Economic Association and History of Economic Thought Society and is, or has been, on the editorial boards of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Journal of Economic Methodology, Eastern Economic Journal, and The Journal of Socioeconomics, and Journal of Economic Perspectives. He is a member of the AEA Committee on Economic Education.

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.

Table of Contents

1. Social Science and Its Methods 2. Human Origins 3. Origins of Western Society 4. Society, Culture, and Cultural Change 5. Geography, Demography, Ecology, and Society 6. Technology and Society 7. The Individual, Society, and Culture 8. The Family 9. Religion 10. Education 11. Social and Economic Stratification 12. Stratification, Minorities and Discrimination 13. The Functions and Forms of Government 14. Democratic Government in the United States 15. Governments of the World 16. The Organization of Economic Activities 17. Government and the Economy 18. International Political Relations 19. International Economic Relations 20. The Political Economies of Developing Countries 21. International Institutions and the Search for Peace

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