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The Resource Biosociology : bridging the biology-sociology divide, Anthony Walsh

Biosociology : bridging the biology-sociology divide, Anthony Walsh

Label
Biosociology : bridging the biology-sociology divide
Title
Biosociology
Title remainder
bridging the biology-sociology divide
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Walsh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Anthony Walsh bridges the divide separating sociology from biology{u2014}a divide created in the late nineteenth century when sociology emerged from the fields of social theory and philosophy. Walsh focuses on the viewpoint held by former American Sociological Association president Douglas Massey: sociologists have allowed the fact that we are social beings to obscure the biological foundations upon which our behavior ultimately rests. Walsh argues that sociology has nothing to fear and a wealth of riches to gain if it pays attention to the theories, concepts, and methodologies of the biological sciences. Both study the same phenomena. Beginning with an examination of the reasons why we need a biosocial approach, Walsh explores sociology{u2019}s traditional "taboo" concepts (reductionism, essentialism, etc.) and how those concepts are viewed in the natural sciences. Throughout the work, the author introduces relevant concepts from genetics and the neurosciences, using examples that will appeal to all sociologists. Later chapters apply his introductory arguments to traditional substantive sociological issues such as culture, crime, gender, socialization, social class, and the family. This book will be essential to all sociologists, evolutionary biologists, and scholars interested in the history of this important divide between the fields and where it currently stands. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walsh, Anthony
Dewey number
304.5
Index
index present
LC call number
GN365.9
LC item number
.W35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sociobiology
  • Sociobiology
Label
Biosociology : bridging the biology-sociology divide, Anthony Walsh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The biosocial perspective and why sociology needs it -- Genetics and human social behavior -- Brain-culture interaction and co-evolution -- The reality of human nature -- Intelligence and society -- Culture and socialization -- Socioeconomic status -- The family: nursery of human nature -- Social constructionism, social roles, and gender -- Crime and criminals -- Political economy, emotion, and human nature
Control code
828264930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 285 pages
Isbn
9781412852562
Lccn
2013001978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other control number
40023414396
System control number
(OCoLC)828264930
Label
Biosociology : bridging the biology-sociology divide, Anthony Walsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The biosocial perspective and why sociology needs it -- Genetics and human social behavior -- Brain-culture interaction and co-evolution -- The reality of human nature -- Intelligence and society -- Culture and socialization -- Socioeconomic status -- The family: nursery of human nature -- Social constructionism, social roles, and gender -- Crime and criminals -- Political economy, emotion, and human nature
Control code
828264930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 285 pages
Isbn
9781412852562
Lccn
2013001978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other control number
40023414396
System control number
(OCoLC)828264930

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