The Social Structure Of Right And Wrong, Revised Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

This revised paperback edition features a new prologue and updated citation. The book extends the theoretical approach of Black's classic Behavior of Law (1976) to a dramatically larger universe: the handling of conflict across societies and history. It also introduces and illustrates Black's "pure sociology," a new theoretical paradigm applicable to human behavior of every kind.

Audience: Sociologists and social theorists concerned with law, social control, and morality. Students and instructors in upper division and graduate level courses in sociology of law, anthropology of law, social control, conflict management, deviant behavior and social control, and criminology.

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Editorial Reviews

Contemporary Sociology
Donald Black continues to present us with creative ideas, and the logic behind the sequencing of the chapters and the clear organization reveal another systematic approach to the study of social control...The advantage of Blacks approach is important. His heuristic research strategy can help explicate social processes such as norm formation, power realignment, economic consolidation, solidarity enhancement, and deviance creation in terms of other abstract features, which are then examined in a variety of social contexts varying in scale, complexity, degree of formalization, and historical and comparative setting...His approach...has great breadth and is open to confirmation or disconfirmation.
Social Forces Journal
[Blacks] Olympian view of both social reality and of the proper task of sociology allows those who wish to do so consider right and wrong without plunging into inevitably messy individual biographies, tangled social ties that shape frameworks of meaning fraught with ambivalence, the wandering ghosts of half-buried religious traditions, moral and ethical ambiguities in the face of perceived exigencies, or especially the specific historical contexts that generate such complexities.
Booknews
Extends Black's (social sciences, U. of Virginia-Charlottesville) theoretical approach presented in his 1976 to the handling of conflict across societies and history. Also introduces and illustrates his new theoretical paradigm, Pure Sociology, applicable to human behavior of every kind. Revised from the 1993 hard cover edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780121028039
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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First Edition Won Both the 1994 Theory Prize and the 1994 Distinguished Book Award of the American Sociological Association
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Table of Contents

Prologue to the Revised Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Social Control as a Dependent Variable 1
2 Crime as Social Control 27
3 Compensation and the Social Structure of Misfortune 47
4 Social Control of the Self 65
5 The Elementary Forms of Conflict Management 74
6 Toward a Theory of the Third Party 95
7 Taking Sides 125
8 Making Enemies 144
Appendix A Strategy of Pure Sociology 158
References 171
Author Index 207
Subject Index 215
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