Human Societies An Introduction to Macrosociology

ISBN-10: 0199946027

ISBN-13: 9780199946020

Edition: 11th

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Description: Taking a macrosociological, global approach,Human Societiesoffers an introduction to sociology that is truly comparative, cross-cultural, and historical. It compares societies over time and across environments, emphasizing the dynamics of social change. Its clearly developed ecological-evolutionary perspective provides a powerful theoretical framework for understanding the array of social arrangements found in human societies over the past 100,000 years. Since industrial societies are encountered only after this theoretical base has been firmly established and older, simpler, and smaller societies have been examined in detail, students see their own society (and other contemporary societies) in a broader and more meaningful way. By showing how social arrangements are related to the environmental and technological context societies are situated in,HumanSocietiesencourages students to look for the reasons why social arrangements are the way they are, and why they change over time.New to this Edition* Two new readings:The New Population Bomb: The Four Megatrends That Will Change The World, by Jack A. Goldstone, andDisaster Watch, by Joel A. Cohen (New readings are coupled with assignments and questions for classroom discussion, paper topics, and focus groups)* A newTeaching and Learning Supplementon the future--the supplement includes an introduction that explains how teachers and students can use the long-term conceptual tools introduced inHuman Societiesto assess future world developments in demography, culture, politics, economies, and even on such specific topics as terrorism

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List price: $138.95
Edition: 11th
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 430
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Gerhard Lenski, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is the author of Power and Privilege and The Religious Factor. He is a recent recipient of the ASA Distinguished Career Award.

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