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This radical account of the evolution of political, social, and economic institutions weaves together strands of anthropology, sociology, political science, history, and economics. In a highly readable text, Howard Sherman explains the interconnections of ideas and economic forces, and traces the evolution of social and economic institutions from primitive times to the present. Sherman focuses on the myth of "inevitable progress" in technology, and argues that it progresses only when social and economic institutions and dominant ideas encourage it to improve. He shows that throughout history technology, as a part of the economic forces, ebbs and flows to create or undermine existing economic institutions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780765616524
ISBN-10: 0765616521
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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