Power and Society: an Introduction to the Social Sciences

Power and Society: an Introduction to the Social Sciences

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This work provides students with an introduction to the social sciences. Using power as an integrating theme, the author introduces students to the central concepts in anthropology, sociology, economics, psychology, political science and history. In his exploration of the nature and uses of power in society, Thomas R. Dye immerses readers in some of the central challenges facing American society: ideological conflict, racism and sexism, poverty and powerlessness, crime and violence, urban affairs, and international relations.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.68 x 15.24mm | 544.31g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • 8th edition
  • 0155080806
  • 9780155080805

Table of contents

Part I The nature and study of power: power, society, and social science; social sciences and the scientific method. Part II power and the social sciences: power and culture; power and social class; power and personality; power and the economic order; power and government; power and history. Part III The uses of power: power and ideology; power, race and gender; poverty and powerlessness; power, crime and violence; power and community; power among nations.
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