Through the Eyes of Social Science

ISBN-10: 1577662261

ISBN-13: 9781577662266

Edition: 6th 2002

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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 650
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Science and Social Science, Pro and Con
Lost on the Planet Earth
Science, the Scientific Method, and Research Designs in the Social Sciences
Seeing the Social Sciences
Psychology: Observable Behavior and Internal Processes
Sociology: Human Behavior in a Group and Societal Context
Anthropology: Evolution and Culture
Political Science: The Study of Governing
Economics: Limited Resources and Unlimited Needs
History: The Study of the Past
Geography: The Discipline with a Persistent Spacial Perspective
The Foundations of Social Science: Historical Philosophical and Social
European Foundations of Social Science
Objectivity in Social Science: Beyond European Assumptions
Scientific Principles and Their Social Consequences
Research through Deception
Pathology of Imprisonment
If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You?
Research Through Deception
Human and Sociocultural Evolution
Evolution and Natural Selection: The Human Animal's Tale
One Giant Step for Mankind
Types of Societies: Sociocultural Evolution
Customs and Cultures
Body Ritual among the Nacirema
Lest Ye Be Judged: Ethnocentrism or Cultural Relativism
The Sounds of Silence
What Hunters Do for a Living or, How to Make Out on Scarce Resources
Eating Christmas in the Kalahari
Chinese Table Manners: You Are How You Eat
America: Its Ethnic History
One Hundred Percent American
All Mixed Up: Ethnicity in American Life
Ethnicity in American Life: The Historical Perspective
America: Do Race and Ethnicity Still Matter?
American Diversity and the 2000 Census
An End to Counting by Race?
Beyond Black/White: The Racisms of Our Time
Family and Education: Two Basic Institutions
The American Family
African American Families: A Legacy of Vulnerability and Resilience
What's Ahead for Families
Gender and Myth: Data about Student Performance
Look Homeward, Parents
Human Nature and Personal and Gender Identities
Why Do We Do What We Do?: A Freudian and Skinnerian Overview
Erik Erikson's Eight Ages of Man
Rethinking Puberty: The Development of Sexual Attraction
Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolation
Shattered Innocence
The American Indian Berdache and Other Third Genders
The Evolving Interface between Feminism and Women of Color
Poverty: Causes and Consequences
Families in Poverty in the 1990s: Trends, Causes, Consequences, and Lessons Learned
Toward a 24-Hour Economy
The Bare Minimum
Work
The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All
Minorities and Mobility
Driving While Black: A Statistician Proves That Prejudice Still Rules the Road
Necessary Dreams
Immigration to the Burn Zone
Population, Aging, and Crime: Creating the Future
Impacts of Population Growth
Fourteen Forecasts for an Aging Society
Preventing Crime: The Promising Road Ahead
Globalization: Threat or Opportunity?
Globalization and the Social Sciences
Maps
Glossary
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