Industrializing America / Edition 1

Industrializing America / Edition 1

by Frank W. Elwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275965643

ISBN-13: 9780275965648

Pub. Date: 11/30/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

An analysis of any part of the social system must be firmly rooted in a framework that outlines the whole system and the interrelationships of the various parts. Building on classical social theory, this volume proposes an original and comprehensive systems theory of sociocultural stability and change, which combines fundamental ecological relationships with social

Overview

An analysis of any part of the social system must be firmly rooted in a framework that outlines the whole system and the interrelationships of the various parts. Building on classical social theory, this volume proposes an original and comprehensive systems theory of sociocultural stability and change, which combines fundamental ecological relationships with social structures and culture. Relationships and concepts developed by Marx, Weber, Malthus, Spencer, and Durkheim are explained and synthesized into a coherent perspective, which is used to examine multiple institutions in modern industrial societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275965648
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1(8)
Sociocultural Materialism: A Sociological Revision
9(20)
Sociocultural Evolution
29(20)
Structures of Authority
49(20)
Economic Rationalization
69(18)
Erosion of Commitment
87(16)
Factual Regularities
103(14)
Widening Gyre
117(20)
New Ideology
137(20)
Possibilities
157(16)
References 173(8)
Index 181

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