This text is written for introductory sociology courses and takes a macrosociological, global approach, offering an introduction that is comparative, cross-cultural and historical. It compares societies over time and across environments, emphasizing the dynamics of social change. The book has a strong ecological-evolutionary perspective. It stresses the relationship between social arrangements and environmental and technological contexts. This edition includes a chapter on the successes and failures of Marxist societies as social experiments, and has increased focus on comparisons between industrial and non-industrial societies.
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Patrick D. Nolan (Ph.D. Temple University, 1978) is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of South Carolina. Gerhald Lenski is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Power and Privilege and The Religious Factor. He is a recent recipient of the ASA Distinguished Career Award.Review:
"'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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