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Lenski, Gerhard 1924-2015

Works: 53 works in 350 publications in 8 languages and 6,746 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Sermons  Prayers and devotions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HM51, 301
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Most widely held works by Gerhard Lenski
Human societies; a macrolevel introduction to sociology by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

114 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To 8,000 b.c.: Cultural Evolution Takes over 82 <br>Hunting and Gathering Societies of the Recent Past 86 <br>Population / Kinship / The Economy / The Polity / Stratification / Religion / Education / The Arts and Leisure / Tribal Ties: Links between Societies <br>Hunting and Gathering Societies in Theoretical Perspective 100 <br>Archaeological and Ethnographic Evidence Compared / A Model of Limited Development / The Last Hunting and Gathering Societies <br>Chapter 6 Horticultural Societies 104 <br>Causes of the Shift from Hunting and Gathering to Horticulture 103 <br>The Technology of Horticulture 106 <br>Simple Horticultural Societies in Prehistoric Asia and Europe 109 <br>The First Great Social Revolution <br>Simple Horticultural Societies in the Modern Era 113 <br>Population and Economy / The Continuing Importance of Kinship / Developments in Polity, Stratification, and Warfare <br>Advanced Horticultural Societies in Prehistoric Asia and Europe 120 <br>The Shift from Stone to Metals / Social Consequences of Metal Tools and Weapons <br>Advanced Horticultural Societies in the Modern Era 125 <br>Increased Size and Complexity / Political Development / Horticultural Societies in Southeast Asia <br>Horticultural Societies in Theoretical Perspective 129 <br>Excursus: Race, Environment, and Societal Development 134 <br>Chapter 7 Agrarian Societies 137 <br>Simple Agrarian Societies 138 <br>Technology / Religion and the Growth of the Economic Surplus / Population: Growth in Size of Communities and Societies / The Polity: Growth of the State / The Economy: The First Monetary Systems and the Growth of Trade / Stratification: Increasing Inequality / Slowdown in the Rate of Technological Innovation Advanced Agrarian Societies 148 <br>Technology / Population: Continuing Trends / The Economy: Increasing Differentiation / The Polity: Continuing Development of the State / Religion: The Emergence of Universal Faiths / Kinship: Changing Significance in Society / The Role of Women in Agrarian Societies / Leisure and the Arts / Stratification: Increasing Complexity <br>Variations on Agrarian Themes 172 <br>Agrarian Societies in Theoretical Perspective 174 <br>Chapter 8 Some Evolutionary Bypaths and a Brief Review 176 <br>Environmentally Specialized Societal Types 176 <br>Fishing Societies / Herding Societies / Maritime Societies <br>A Brief Review: Sociocultural Evolution to the Eve of the Industrial Revolution 183 <br>PART THREE Industrial Societies and <br>Industrializing Societies <br>Chapter 9 The Industrial Revolution 188 <br>Causes of the Industrial Revolution 189 <br>The Accumulation of Information in the Agrarian Era / Advances in Water Transportation and the Conquest of the New World / The Printing Press and the Spread of Information / Advances in Agriculture / A Model of the Causes of the Industrial Revolution <br>A Brief History of the Industrial Revolution 195 <br>First Phase: Steam Engines, Iron, Coal, Textile Machines, Factories / Second Phase: Railroads, Steamships, Steel, Rubber, Farm Machines / Third Phase: Automobiles, Airplanes, Telephones, <br>Electricity, Petroleum, Radios, Movies / Fourth Phase: Television, Computers, Transistors, the Internet, Plastics, Globalization / Key Innovations: New Energy, New Machines, New Materials / A Caution: The Dark Side of the Industrial Revolution <br>Causes of the Continuing Industrial Revolution 205 <br>Greater Informational Resources and a Larger Population / Changing Attitudes toward Innovation / The Rise of Modern Science / War / Environmental Feedback / The Desire for Ever Higher Standards of Living <br>Varying Levels of Industrialization in the world System of Societies 208 <br>Consequences of the Industrial Revolution 210 <br>Initial Consequences / Long-Run Consequences: An Overview <br>Chapter 10 Industrial Societies: Technologies and Economies 215 <br>The Technological Foundation of Industrial Societies 216 <br>The Economies of Industrial Societies 218 <br>The Urbanization of Production / Rise in Productivity and in the Standard of Living / The Shift from Labor-Intensive to Capital-Intensive Industries / Changes in the Labor Force / The Rise of Market Economies / Moves toward Mixed Economies / Evolution of the Modern Corporation <br>Globalization: Increasing Economic Integration of the World Economy 233 <br>Chapter 11 Industrial Societies: Ideologies and Polities 236 <br>Ideologies in Industrial Societies 236 <br>Theistic Religions / New Secular Ideologies <br>Differences among Industrial Societies 245 <br>The Polities of Industrial Societies 246 <br>The Democratic Trend / Democracy as a Variable / Causes of the Democratic Trend / Mass Political Parties / Special Interest Groups / The Mass Media / Political Conflict and Stability / The Growth of Government / Governmental Bureaucracies: Their Expansion and Transformation <br>Political Globalization and the Challenge to the New World Order 259 <br>Chapter 12 Industrial Societies: Social Stratification 261 <br>Stratification in Industrial Societies 261 <br>Political Stratification / The Distribution of Income / The Distribution of Wealth / Occupational Stratification / Educational Stratification / Racial and Ethnic Stratification / Age and Sex Stratification <br>Vertical Mobility 275 <br>Social Inequality: Two Basic Trends 276 <br>Chapter 13 Industrial Societies: Population, the Family, and Leisure 278 <br>Population 278 <br>Growth in Size of Societies / Trends in Health and Longevity / Declining Birthrates and Increasing Immigration / Population Distribution: The Growth of Urban Populations <br>The Family 282 <br>Changing Functions of the Family / Causes of Change in the Family / The Nuclear Family in Industrial Societies / The Changing Role of Women / The Changing Role of Youth /The Generation Gap <br>Leisure and the Arts 295 <br>Problems and Progress 297 <br>Industrial Societies in Theoretical Perspective 298 <br>Chapter 14 Industrializing Hybrid Societies 300 <br>Two Types of Industrializing Societies 301 <br>Economies and Population Growth 302 <br>Ideologies 305 <br>Polities and Conflicts 307 <br>Social Stratification 310 <br>Education 311 <br>Kinship 313 <br>The Status of Women 315 <br>Industrializing Societies in Theoretical Perspective 316 <br>Excursus: Marxist Societies as Natural Experiments 321 <br>Chapter 15 Retrospect and Prospect 323 <br>Looking Back 323 <br>The Divergent Path / The Question of Progress <br>Looking Ahead 329 <br>Population / Natural Resources and the Biophysical Environment / Technology / Ideology / Polity / Economy / The World System / The Higher Goals <br>Glossary 351 <br>Web Pages of Interest 359 <br>Appendix 362 <br>Notes 364 <br>Photo Credits 400 <br>About the Authors 401 <br>Index 403 <br>
The religious factor; a sociological study of religion's impact on politics, economics, and family life by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

57 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1961
Power and privilege; a theory of social stratification by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Power and Privilege seeks to answer the central question of the field of social stratification: Who gets what and why? Using a dialectical view of the development of thought in the discipline, Gerhard Lenski describes the outlines of an emerging synthesis of theories. He shows that perspectives as diverse and contradictory as those of Marx, Spencer, Sumner, Veblen, Mosca, Pareto, Sorokin, Parsons, and Dahrendorf are parts of an evolving and systematic body of theory"
Ecological-Evolutionary theory : principles and applications by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For forty years, in a variety of books and articles, Gerhard Lenski has become the most influential proponent of ecological and evolutionary explanations of human societies, their development and transformations, from the Stone Age to the present. In his newest book, Lenski offers a succinct but comprehensive statement of the full body of his theory followed by demonstration of how it can be used to generate new and valuable insights when applied to a set of highly diverse issues. These include debates concerning the origin of ancient Israel and it distinctive culture, the rise of the West in the modern era, the highly varied trajectories of development of Third World nations in recent decades, and the failure of Marxist efforts to transform society in the Soviet Union and elsewhere. In the concluding chapter, Lenski discusses a number of other issues and areas where ecological-evolutionary theory may be fruitfully applied in the future."--Publisher's description
Current issues and research in macrosociology( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macht and Privileg : eine Theorie der sozialen Schichtung by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion und Realität : eine Untersuchung über den Stellenwert der Religion in einer Industriegroßstadt by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

8 editions published in 1967 in German and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El factor religioso : una encuesta sociológica by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in English and Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When God gave Easter by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The praise of Him who died by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let us keep Lent by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit Area Study, 1958: The Religious Factor by Gerhard Lenski( )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of 656 adults in the Detroit metropolitan area provides information on their religious attitudes and activities, as well as their economic and political attitudes and behavior. Respondents were asked about their belief in God and in life after death, the effects of their religious beliefs on their political beliefs, and the kinds of issues religious leaders should take a public stand on. Several questions probed respondents' views of other religious groups, as well as their attitudes on such issues as gambling, birth control, and the use of alcohol. Other questions elicited information about respondents' economic behaviors such as saving and purchases on installment plans. Additional items probed respondents' opinions of government take-over of large industries and greater involvement in education and housing. Also explored were respondents' attitudes toward income-earning work, science, degree of free speech, and racial equity. Other specific questions explored such areas as inter-group images, family and child-rearing patterns, welfare legislation, civil liberties, international relations, legislation on moral issues, doctrinal orthodoxy, devotionalism, and the effects of religion on politics as well as on daily life. Demographic variables specify age, sex, race, education, place of birth, marital status, number of children, length of time at present residence, religion, political party affiliation, income, occupation, original nationality of husband's and wife's family, home ownership, social class identification, and length of residence in the Detroit area
Sociedades humanas : introducción a la macrosociología by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Desigualdad social : teorías de la estratificación y la movilidad sociales by Claudio Stern( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studying : Human societies : a primer and guide : a student supplement for Human societies, eleventh edition, Patrick Nolan, Gerhard Lenski by Patrick Nolan( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Status crystallization : a non-vertical dimension of social status by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructor's manual to accompany Human societies : an introduction to macrosociology by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quan li yu te quan by Gerhard Lenski( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Power and privilege; a theory of social stratification
Alternative Names
Gerhard Lenski Amerikaans socioloog (1924-2015)

Gerhard Lenski sociòleg estatunidenc

Gerhard Lenski sociólogo estadounidense

Gerhard Lenski sociologue américain

Gerhard Lenski US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Lenski, Gerhard.

Lenski, Gerhard 1924-

Lenski, Gerhard 1924-2015

Lenski, Gerhard E.

Lenski, Gerhard E. 1924-

Lenski, Gerhard E. 1924-2015

Lenski, Gerhard E. (Gerhard Emmanuel), 1924-

Lenski, Gerhard Emmanuel 1924-

Ленски, Джерард


Power and privilege; a theory of social stratificationEcological-Evolutionary theory : principles and applicationsStudying : Human societies : a primer and guide : a student supplement for Human societies, eleventh edition, Patrick Nolan, Gerhard Lenski