Sociological Worlds: Comparative and Historical Readings on Society by Stephen K. SandersonSociological Worlds: Comparative and Historical Readings on Society by Stephen K. Sanderson

Sociological Worlds: Comparative and Historical Readings on Society

EditorStephen K. Sanderson

Paperback | January 15, 1995

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Sociological Worlds: Comparative and Historical Readings on Society, edited by Stephen K. Sanderson, is the first anthology for undergraduate courses in sociology to offer a specifically comparative and historical focus. Sanderson has brought together 34 readings which focus on the mostfundamental topics in modern macrosociology: * preindustrial and precapitalist economies * political systems * the rise of capitalism, industrialism, and socialism * race and ethnicity* economic development and underdevelopment * gender relations * stratification systems * educational systems The readings are drawn from the works of many of macrosociology's most prominent thinkers and represent an interdisciplinary array of viewpoints, combining sociology with anthropology, economics, and political science. Thought-provoking introductions to each section and each article guide thereader and ease instruction by identifying and explaining central issues, key concepts, and relationships among topics. This adds internal cohesiveness and structure to the readings.
Stephen K. Sanderson is at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Title:Sociological Worlds: Comparative and Historical Readings on SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.5 × 10.91 × 0.79 inPublished:January 15, 1995Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Preindustrial and Precapitalist Economies1. The Original Affluent SocietyMarshall Sahlins2. Horticulturalists: Economic Behavior in TribesAllen Johnson3. PeasantsEric R. Wolf4. Trade and Market in Precapitalistic StatesFrancis F. BerdanPart II: Capitalism, Industrialism, and Socialism5. The Rise and Future Demise of the Capitalist World-EconomyImmanuel Wallerstein6. Incorporation Into the World- SystemThomas D. Hall7. Protoindustrialization in EuropeCharles Tilly8. The Emergence and Expansion of Industrial CapitalismEric R. Wolf9. Socialist States in the Capitalist World-EconomyChristopher Chase Dunn10. The Revolution of 1989: Socialism, Capitalism, and DemocracyKrishan KumarPart III: Economic Development and Underdevelopment11. The Stages of Economic GrowthW. W. Rostow12. The Development of UnderdevelopmentAndre Gunder Frank13. Three Paths of Upward Mobility Within the Capitalist World-EconomyImmanual Wallerstein14. The Origins and Development of the Northeast Asian Political EconomyBruce CumingsPart IV: Stratification Systems15. The Evolution of Social StratificationRae Lesser Blumberg16. Social Stratification in Agrarian SocietiesWilliam McCord and Arline McCord17. Corporate Ownership and Control: The Large Corporation and the Capitalist ClassMaurice Zeitlin18. The Theory of Social ClosureRaymond MurphyPart V: Political Systems19. Poor Man, Rich Man, Big Man, ChiefMarshall Sahlins20. Property Rights and the Evolution of ChiefdomsTimothy Earle21. The Emergence of Pristine StatesMarvin Harris22. The Formation of European States, 990-1990Charles Tilly23. Capitalist Development and DemocracyDietrich Rueschemeyer, Evelyne Huber Stephens, and John D. Stephens24. State Breakdowns in the Early Modern WorldJack A. Goldstone Part VI: Race and Ethnicity25. Capitalism and SlaveryEric Williams26. A Typology of Race RelationsPierre van den Berghe27. The Origins of Apartheid in South AfricaSiyabonga Ndabezitha and Stephen K. Sanderson28. The Ethnic Revival in the Modern WorldAnthony D. SmithPart VII: Gender Relations29. The Status of Women in Agrarian SocietiesM. Kay Martin and Barbara Voorhies30. Women and Capitalism: Oppression or Emancipation?Janet Thomas31. A General Theory of Gender StratificationRae Lesser BlumbergPart VIII: Educational Systems32. Some Comparative Principles of Educational StratificationRandall Collins33. Explaining the Origins and Expansion of Mass EducationJohn Boli, Francisco O. Ramirez, and John W. Meyer34. Educational Qualifications and the Late-Development EffectRonald Dore