Industrializing America

Industrializing America

by Frank W. Elwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275965635

ISBN-13: 9780275965631

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.

The author argues that recent changes in the economy, the family, higher education, the political system, cultural ideas, and ideologies are interrelated and rooted in massive changes in population size and industrial processes. By systematically relating the analysis of these sociocultural phenomena to the whole and to one another this volume presents a framework that can serve to organize and integrate many diverse theories, insights, and much empirical information into a comprehensive worldview.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275965631
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1999
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Sociocultural Materialism

Sociocultural Evolution

Structures of Authority

Economic Rationalization

The Decline of Commitment

Factual Regularities

The Widening Gyre

The New Ideology

Possibilities

References

Index

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