Exploring Social Change

ISBN-10: 0132929627

ISBN-13: 9780132929622

Edition: 2nd

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List price: $53.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Language: English

Charles Harper is a professor of sociology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. As a member of the faculty there since 1968, he has developed and taught numerous courses in the sociology department. Dr. Harper's teaching and scholarly interests inolve the study of social change, globalization, the sociology of religion, social theory, and environmental sociology. He has published papers in a variety of academic journals.Along with Environment and Society, Dr. Harper is the author of two other textbooks. Co-authored with Kevin Leicht, his book Exploring Social Change: America and the World (Prentice Hall, 2007) is now in its Fifth Edition. Another book, Food, Society, and Environment (Prentice Hall, 2003) was co-authored with Bryan F. LeBeau. .As an undergraduate, Dr. Harper studied biology and the natural sciences. He received a bachelor's degree from Central Missouri State University, a Master's degree in sociology from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.He and his wife, Anne, live close to Creighton's campus near a "clan" of adult children, stepchildren, and grandchildren. He also enjoys traveling, bicycling, and reading.

Preface
By Way of Introduction
Social Change In American Society
American Trends and the Setting of Everyday Life
Economics, Politics, and the American Prospect
Explaining Change
Theories about the Causes and Patterns of Change
Contemporary Sociological Theory and Change
Processes of Social Change
Innovations and How They Spread
Social Movements
American Reform Movements and Social Change
Revolutions
Creating Change
Global Change
Global Development As Modernization
The World System and Development Policy
Society, Environment, and Change
World Futures
Epilogue: Living In a Rapidly Changing World
References
Indexes
Name Index
Subject Index
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