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The Material Culture and Social Institutions of the Simpler Peoples (Routledge Revivals)

An Essay in Correlation

By L. T. Hobhouse, G. C. Wheeler, M Ginsberg

© 2013 – Routledge

300 pages

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Originally published in 1915, this pioneer study has long occupied an important place in the literature of sociology. An exercise in the statistical correlation of the economic and social institutions of the working classes of the early twentieth century, the book is an important link between contemporary sociology, with a focus on the problems of social development, and the classical social liberalism on which L. T. Hobhouse left his mark. The reissue includes the introduction written by Morris Ginsberg in the 1965 reprint, where he explains what he and his colleagues set out to achieve and responds to the criticism faced by the study. This is a classic work which is still of great value to sociologists and anthropologists today.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 1965 Reprint; Introduction: The Problem; 1. Stages of Economic Culture 2. Government and Justice 3. The Family 4. War and Social Structure

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General