Role Theory: Expectations, Identities, and Behaviors / Edition 1

Role Theory: Expectations, Identities, and Behaviors / Edition 1

by Bruce J. Biddle
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120959501
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
09/28/1979
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
15.00(w) x 23.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
Relevance, Role Theory, and Ratiocination.
The Study of Social Behaviors:
Behavior and Related Concepts.
The Comparing and Linking of Behaviors
Envoi.
Roles
The Concept of Role.
Concepts and Variables for Roles.
On the Empirical Study of Roles.
Envoi.
Identities and Social Positions:
Concepts of Identity and Position.
Varieties of Positions.
The Study of Positions.
Envoi.
Expectations:
Simple Expectations.
Complex Expectations and Presumtions of Sentience.
Variables of Expectations.
Envoi.
Comparison Concepts and Expected Roles:
Comparison Concepts.
Expected Roles
Envoi.
The Analysis of Social Systems:
Overt Structure.
Positional Structure.
Conceptual Structure.
Envoi.
The Person in a Social Context:
Socialization and Other Explanations.
Individuality.
Occupations and Role Changing.
Adjustment and Therapy.
Envoi.
Ultima Rolle:
Where Are We Now.
what We Might Do About It.
The Social Use of Role Theory.
References.
Glossary.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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