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A Commentary on Malthus' 1798 Essay on Population as Social Theory

Mellen Studies in Sociology S. No. 26

By (author) Frank W. Elwell
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 28th Feb 2001
Dimensions: w 156mm h 235mm d 25mm
Weight: 612g
ISBN-10: 0773476695
ISBN-13: 9780773476691
Barcode No: 9780773476691
This work includes commentary and criticism of Mathus' essay, which is reprinted here. It suggest that the essay is a subtle social theory on the relationship between sociocultural systems and their environments. The text looks at the methodology and the materialist, evolutionary and functional elements of his theory, and covers the application of his theory to understanding the nature of welfare programs and possible social programs.

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