Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Genre: History, Total Page: 560, Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education, ISBN: 9781319070267

The lively and accessible narrative and the hallmark focus on social and cultural history that has made A History of World Societies one of the most successful textbooks for the world history course is now available in a lower price format. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative, the popular "Individuals in Society" feature, and select images and maps.

Author: John P. McKay, Genre: History, Total Page: 1192, Publisher: Macmillan, ISBN: 9780312666910

A History of World Societies introduces students to the global past through social history and the stories and voices of the people who lived it. Now published by Bedford/St. Martin's, and informed by the latest scholarship, the book has been thoroughly revised with students in mind to meet the needs of the evolving course. Proven to work in the classroom, the book’s regional and comparative approach helps students understand the connections of global history while providing a manageable organization. With more global connections and comparisons, more documents, special features and activities that teach historical analysis, and an entirely new look, the ninth edition is the most teachable and accessible edition yet. Test drive a chapter today. Find out how. Download samples of Chapter 12 and Chapter 16. Or, read the preface.

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Genre: History, Total Page: 736, Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education, ISBN: 9781319070274

The lively and accessible narrative and the hallmark focus on social and cultural history that has made A History of World Societies one of the most successful textbooks for the world history course is now available in a lower price format. The two-color Value Edition includes the full narrative, the popular "Individuals in Society" feature, and select images and maps.

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Genre: , Total Page: , Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education, ISBN: 9781319303594

Sources of World Societies is an expertly crafted collection of historical sources with a variety of global, cultural perspectives from around the world.

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Genre: History, Total Page: 1020, Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education, ISBN: 9781319070175

The new Concise edition of A History of World Societies offers an accessible regional chapter structure, readability, and sustained attention to social history in a brief, affordable text. The Concise Edition features the full narrative of the comprehensive edition, as well as a selection of features and tools to engage today's students and save instructors time. Robust primary sources in print and online help students with historical thinking skills.

Author: Ira M. Lapidus, Genre: History, Total Page: 1019, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 9780521514309

An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its growing influence. Simultaneous. (Social Science)

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Genre: , Total Page: 262, Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education, ISBN: 9781319304003

Sources of World Societies is an expertly crafted collection of historical sources with a variety of global, cultural perspectives from around the world.

Author: Joseph Henrich, Genre: Psychology, Total Page: 704, Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ISBN: 9780374710453

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 A Bloomberg Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020 A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2020 A Human Behavior & Evolution Society Must-Read Popular Evolution Book of 2020 A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you’re rather psychologically peculiar. Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. They focus on themselves—their attributes, accomplishments, and aspirations—over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of Europe during the last few centuries? In The WEIRDest People in the World, Joseph Henrich draws on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore these questions and more. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage, and religion, and the profound impact these cultural transformations had on human psychology. Mapping these shifts through ancient history and late antiquity, Henrich reveals that the most fundamental institutions of kinship and marriage changed dramatically under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church. It was these changes that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would coevolve with impersonal markets, occupational specialization, and free competition—laying the foundation for the modern world. Provocative and engaging in both its broad scope and its surprising details, The WEIRDest People in the World explores how culture, institutions, and psychology shape one another, and explains what this means for both our most personal sense of who we are as individuals and also the large-scale social, political, and economic forces that drive human history. Includes black-and-white illustrations.

Author: Massimo Airoldi, Genre: Social Science, Total Page: 200, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 9781509543298

We commonly think of society as made of and by humans, but with the proliferation of machine learning and AI technologies, this is clearly no longer the case. Billions of automated systems tacitly contribute to the social construction of reality by drawing algorithmic distinctions between the visible and the invisible, the relevant and the irrelevant, the likely and the unlikely – on and beyond platforms. Drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, this book develops an original sociology of algorithms as social agents, actively participating in social life. Through a wide range of examples, Massimo Airoldi shows how society shapes algorithmic code, and how this culture in the code guides the practical behaviour of the code in the culture, shaping society in turn. The ‘machine habitus’ is the generative mechanism at work throughout myriads of feedback loops linking humans with artificial social agents, in the context of digital infrastructures and pre-digital social structures. Machine Habitus will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology, media and cultural studies, science and technology studies and information technology, and to anyone interested in the growing role of algorithms and AI in our social and cultural life.

Author: John P. McKay, Genre: History, Total Page: 544, Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education, ISBN: 9781457696336

Long praised by instructors and students for its accessible regional chapter structure, readability, and sustained attention to social history, the tenth edition of A History of World Societies includes even more built-in tools to engage today's students and save instructors time. This edition features thoroughly revised chapters by new author and Latin American specialist Jerry Dávila, an expanded primary source program in the text and online, and the best and latest scholarship throughout.