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Studying Human Societies

A Primer and Guide

Patrick Nolan and Gerhard Lenski

Publication Date - August 2008

ISBN: 9780199946037

Paperback

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Retail Price to Students: $34.95

Description

Authored by Patrick Nolan, the newly revised student supplement study guide for Human Societies: An Introduction to Macrosociology, Eleventh Edition, prepares your students for class by providing them with general tips, guidelines, and strategies on how to read the text effectively and apply it to the subjects covered in your syllabus. The study guide also shows students how to read and interpret tables and figures of data, how to take notes on readings and in class, and how to take a variety of tests from multiple choice and true/false to essay tests.

Each chapter of the study guide includes a summary of the corresponding chapter in the text, a list of important terms, recommended further readings, and sample quiz questions with an answer key to help students understand the concepts and theories covered in the text and to prepare them for class discussion and test taking.

About the Author(s)

Patrick Nolan, University of South Carolina
Gerhard Lenski, University of North Carolina

Table of Contents

    PART ONE: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
    1: The Human Condition
    2: Human Societies as Sociocultural Systems
    3: The Evolution of Human Societies
    4: Types of Human Societies

    PART TWO: PREINDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES
    5: Hunting and Gathering Societies
    6: Horticultural Societies
    7: Agrarian Societies
    8: Some Evolutionary Bypaths and a Brief Review

    PART THREE: INDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES AND INDUSTRIALIZING SOCIETIES
    9: The Industrial Revolution
    10: Industrial Societies: Technologies and Economies
    11: Industrial Societies: Ideologies and Politics
    12: Industrial Societies: Social Stratification
    13: Industrial Societies: Population, the Family, and Leisure
    14: Industrializing Hybrid Societies
    15: Retrospect and Prospect

    Teaching and Learning Supplement
    Glossary
    Web Pages of Interest
    Appendix
    Notes
    Photo and Art Credits
    Index
    About the Authors