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Human societies : an introduction to macrosociology

Author: Patrick Nolan; Gerhard Lenski
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Paradigm Publishers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th edView all editions and formats
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Human Societies is written for sociology students confronted by a rapidly changing world. It covers a broad range of human experience from the Stone Age to the Present.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Nolan; Gerhard Lenski
ISBN: 1594511438 9781594511431
OCLC Number: 61179583
Notes: "Revised and updated"--Cover.
Description: xiv, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The human condition --
Human societies as sociocultural systems --
The evolution of human societies --
Types of human societies --
Hunting and gathering societies --
Horticultural societies --
Agrarian societies --
Some evolutionary bypaths and a brief review --
The industrial revolution --
Industrial societies : technologies and economies --
Industrial societies : ideologies and polities --
Industrial societies : social stratification --
Industrial societies : population, the family, and leisure --
Industrializing societies --
Major social experiments of twentieth century : testing the limits of the possible --
Retrospect and prospect.
Responsibility: Patrick Nolan, Gerhard Lenski.
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"'This is a well-written and carefully researched book that never panders to students, but also does not lose them with too much complexity.' Peter Kivisto, Augustana College"

 
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