First published in 1920, this translation of Dr. Muller-Lyer’s famous book will appeal to all who are interested in labour problems at the time. It contains a series of studies of the different economic phenomena of the day, describing the gradual evolution of each from the earliest times, with an indication of the probable trend of future developments. The inter-connection of the different conditions so described is well illustrated, and each chapter ends with a brief summary of its subject matter. The accounts of the various stages of food production, of clothing, of housing and of the use of tools contain in a brief and readable form the results of the investigations of the past century.
Part 1. Introduction to Sociology. 1.Chapter 1. Concerning Culture and the Science of Culture. 2. Chapter 2. Concerning the Origin of Culture. 3. Chapter 3. The Classification of the Whole Sphere of Culture. Part 2. The History of the Evolution of Food, Implements, Clothes and Dwellings. 1. Chapter 1. Food. 2. Chapter 2. The Tool. 3. Chapter 3. Clothing. 4. Chapter 4. Dwelling. Part 3. The History of the Evolution of Labour. 1. Chapter 1. The Structure of the Organization of Labour. 2. Chapter 2. Reflections on the Structure of Organization of Labour. 3. Chapter 3. Development of Division of Labour (Differentiation). 4. Chapter 4. Development of Integration. Distribution of Goods. 5. Chapter 5. A Further System of Stages. 6. The Economic Laws of Development. Part 4. The Causes of the Progress of Culture. 1. Chapter 1. The Causes of Economic Development. 2. Chapter 2. The General Causes of Progress (The Theory of Progress). Part 5. A Summary of the Culture Stages. 1. Chapter 1. The Stages of Culture. 2. Chapter 2. On the Duration of the Culture Periods. Part 6. Culture and Happiness.
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