Studying Human Societies: A Primer and Guide by Patrick NolanStudying Human Societies: A Primer and Guide by Patrick Nolan

Studying Human Societies: A Primer and Guide

byPatrick Nolan

Paperback | November 5, 2014

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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 itto 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 classdiscussion and test taking.
Patrick Nolan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at University of South Carolina.
Title:Studying Human Societies: A Primer and GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 5, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199375542

ISBN - 13:9780199375547

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction: General Tips, Guidelines, and Strategies1. The Human Condition2. Human Societies as Sociocultural Systems3. The Evolution of Human Societies4. Types of Human Societies5. Hunting and Gathering Societies6. Horticultural Societies7. Agrarian Societies8. Some Evolutionary Bypaths and a Brief Review9. The Industrial Revolution10. Industrial Societies: Technologies and Economies11. Industrial Societies: Ideologies and Polities12. Industrial Societies: Social Stratification13. Industrial Societies: Population, the Family, and Leisure14. Industrializing Societies15. Retrospect and ProspectAppendix: Quiz Answers

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