This accessible book introduces the story of ‘social science’, with coverage of history, politics, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and geography.
Key questions include:
Eller explains the origin, evolution, methods, and the main figures, literature, concepts, and theories in each discipline. The chapters also feature a range of contemporary examples, with consideration given to how the disciplines address present-day issues.
Eller’s book is a logically structured and highly readable overview of the key tenets of various social science disciplines.
- Wendy Rouse, San José State University, USA
Features of the Book
Chapter 1 What is Social Science?
Chapter 2 Historical Thinking
Chapter 3 Science of Politics
Chapter 4 Economic Outlook
Chapter 5 Psychological Careers
Chapter 6 Sociological Imagination
Chapter 7 Anthropological Perspective
Chapter 8 Geographical Worldview
Chapter 9 Social Science and Other Ways of Knowing
List of Key Terms