Sociology: A Biosocial Introduction (2nd Edition) – eBook PDF
In an age of human genome research, new reproductive technologies, environmental challenges, and more, students can benefit from an introductory sociology textbook that is physically informed. Sociology: A Biosocial Introduction, 2nd Edition, (PDF) integrates mainstream sociological research in all spheres of sociology with a scientifically informed model of an evolved, biological human actor. This ebook allows college students to better understand their emotional, social, and institutional worlds. It also shows how biological understanding naturally enhances the sociological approach.
This grounding of sociology in a biosocial conception of the individual actor is paired with a comparative approach, as human biology is universal and often discloses itself as variations on themes across human cultures. Figures, tables, and photos, and the author’s concise and remarkably lively style make this a truly enjoyable ebook to read and teach.
Additional ISBNs: 978-1138049680, 978-1351688960, 9781138040939, 1138040932, 978-1138040939
“Hopcroft’s introductory sociology textbook Sociology: A Biosocial Introduction 2e is one of the very few that takes seriously the necessity for building genuinely scientific explanations of human social behavior and that aims to do so by forging explicit linkage with the fundamental principles of the evolutionary behavioral sciences. The effort is praiseworthy, and it is in keeping with the longstanding, but as yet not fully understood, the promise of truly scientific sociology.” — Timothy Crippen, Professor Emeritus, University of Mary Washington
“An innovative introduction to sociology that anchors conventional sociology in a scientific domain freshly constituted by a pinch of evolutionary theory and informed biology. The well-written and highly readable chapters are reinforced by a captivating narrative that talks to the reader in the fashion of a one-on-one discussion of a topic. As an introductory text, it achieves a long-standing need for an up-to-date integrative image of the sociological field, making it perfect for sociology students in both Universities and community colleges.” — Alexandra Maryanski, Professor of the Graduate Division in the University of California at Riverside; Emerita Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Riverside
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