Reviews for Industrializing America: Understanding Contemporary Society through Classical Sociological Analysis

"It deserves to be read and used as a textbook in a wide variety of introductory courses in sociology, anthropology and sociocultural theory. It can also serve as a text for American studies courses since it contains in-depth descriptions of basic trends in American society and culture, shedding new light on the core institutions of government, global corporations, health care bureaucracies, food production, manufacturing and many other features of what is often but erroneously called 'post-industrialism.' Against the main current of the social sciences, here is a book that returns us to the classical view that societies and cultures can best be understood as entities whose parts fit together to form systems."

--Marvin Harris author of Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture