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Studying Human Societies

A Primer and Guide

Twelfth Edition

Patrick Nolan

Publication Date - 05 November 2014

ISBN: 9780199375547

182 pages
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock


Authored by Patrick Nolan, the newly revised student supplement study guide for Human Societies: An Introduction to Macrosociology, Twelfth 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 is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at University of South Carolina.

Table of Contents



    Introduction: General Tips, Guidelines, and Strategies

    Chapter 1 The Human Condition

    Chapter 2 Human Societies as Sociocultural Systems

    Chapter 3 The Evolution of Human Societies

    Chapter 4 Types of Human Societies

    Chapter 5 Hunting and Gathering Societies

    Chapter 6 Horticultural Societies

    Chapter 7 Agrarian Societies

    Chapter 8 Some Evolutionary Bypaths and a Brief Review

    Chapter 9 The Industrial Revolution

    Chapter 10 Industrial Societies: Technologies and Economies

    Chapter 11 Industrial Societies: Ideologies and Polities

    Chapter 12 Industrial Societies: Social Stratification

    Chapter 13 Industrial Societies: Population, the Family, and Leisure

    Chapter 14 Industrializing Societies

    Chapter 15 Retrospect and Prospect

    Appendix Quiz Answers

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