Status, Network, and Structure: Theory Development in Group Processes

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“There is nothing in the literature like this exciting project. The authors are among the best and the brightest in the theory-driven research tradition of world social science, particularly sociology. Here are major researchers coming together and explaining their latest research or articulating their vision of how to build a social science. All the articles are well written, and there is not a single weak one in the collection.”—Jonathan Turner,University of California, Riverside
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Overview


“There is nothing in the literature like this exciting project. The authors are among the best and the brightest in the theory-driven research tradition of world social science, particularly sociology. Here are major researchers coming together and explaining their latest research or articulating their vision of how to build a social science. All the articles are well written, and there is not a single weak one in the collection.”—Jonathan Turner,University of California, Riverside
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“There is nothing in the literature like this exciting project. The authors are among the best and the brightest in the theory-driven research tradition of world social science, particularly sociology. Here are major researchers coming together and explaining their latest research or articulating their vision of how to build a social science. All the articles are well written, and there is not a single weak one in the collection.”—Jonathan Turner,University of California, Riverside
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804728447
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 16.00 (w) x 24.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Jacek Szmatka is Professor of Sociology at Jagiellonian University, Poland and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina. John Skvoretz is Carolina Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina. Joseph Berger is Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and co-editor, with Morris Zelditch, of Theoretical Research Programs: Studies in Theory Growth (Stanford, 1993)
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction 1
Building and Testing Multilevel Theories 13
Theoretical Research Programs: A Reformulation 29
Uses of Computer Simulation for Theory Development: An Evolving Component of Sociological Research Programs 47
Beyond Experimental Inference: A Decent Burial for J. S. Mill and R. A. Fisher 71
Testing Elementary Theory for Universality 87
Informal Theory Testing Through Mathematical Analysis 110
Social Structural Analysis and Status Generalization: The Contributions and Potential of Expectation States Theory 119
Where Do Status Value Beliefs Come From? New Developments 137
Status, Emotion, and Structural Power 159
Status and Sentiment in Task Groups 179
Status, Affect, and Multiple Standards for Competence 201
Operation of Status in the Middle Grades: Recent Complications 222
Derivation of Predictions in Comparison Theory: Foundations of the Macromodel Approach 241
Structural Formulations and Elementary Theory 273
Power and Dependence in Exchange Networks: A Comment on Structural Measures of Power 293
Toward a Formal Theory of Equilibrium in Network Exchange Systems 303
Strategy in Exchange Networks: Exploitation versus Accommodation 351
Synthesizing Theories of Deviance and Control: With Steps Toward a Dynamic Sociocultural Network Model 362
Affective Attachments to Nested Groups: The Role of Rational Choice Processes 387
Endorsement of Nonlegitimate Domination: An Application of Experimental Research to Historical Settings 404
References Cited 425
Index 459
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