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Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, 15th Edition

By David C. Colander

Published by Routledge

Published Date: Oct 24, 2013


Social Science, 15/e, 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. In the end, students will be able to approach social issues with unbiased problem-solving skills.

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