Social Science

The social sciences are the fields of scholarship that study society. "Social science" is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences. These include: anthropology, archaeology, business administration, criminology, economics, education, geography, linguistics, political science, sociology, international relations, communication, and, in some contexts, history, law, and psychology.
The term may be used, however, in the specific context of referring to the original science of society established in 19th century sociology. Émile Durkheim, Kar
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    The Anxiety Code: Deciphering the Purposes of Neurotic Anxiety
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    Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
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    Green Illusions
    Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
    Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
    David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
    Thinking, Fast and Slow
    SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
    What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
    What's Behind Your Belly Button? A Psychological Perspective ... by Martha Char LoveThe Tipping Point by Malcolm GladwellThree Cups of Tea by Greg MortensonSold by Patricia McCormickNaked Economics by Charles Wheelan
    Social Sciences for the College Bound
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    12 books — 8 voters

    Body Talk by Jane UssherThe Divided Self by R.D. LaingDemography is Politics by Joanne RodriguesThe Madness of Our Lives by Penny GrayOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
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    52 books — 10 voters

    Dangled Carat by Hilary GrossmanMotherhood by Ann CampanellaLeftover Women by Leta Hong FincherFinding My Invincible Summer by Muriel VasconcellosEverything Will Be All Right by Douglas Wallace
    Family and Relationships
    25 books — 13 voters
    The Snow Leopard by Peter MatthiessenAcross Many Mountains by Yangzom BrauenThe Dalai Lama's Cat by David MichieThe Heart of the World by Ian BakerCutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa
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