Structure, Culture, and History: Recent Issues in Social Theory / Edition 1

Structure, Culture, and History: Recent Issues in Social Theory / Edition 1

by Sing C. Chew
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847698378

ISBN-13: 9780847698370

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Appraising the current status of the field of structural analysis, 15 papers are presented by Chew (Humboldt State U.) and Knottnerus (Oklahoma State U.) that they argue represent significant progress in the theoretical research in their respective fields. Three major areas are considered, including the study of culture and agency, the relationship of socioeconomic…  See more details below

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Appraising the current status of the field of structural analysis, 15 papers are presented by Chew (Humboldt State U.) and Knottnerus (Oklahoma State U.) that they argue represent significant progress in the theoretical research in their respective fields. Three major areas are considered, including the study of culture and agency, the relationship of socioeconomic transformation and change in political orders to world history, and synthetic areas of social inquiry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847698370
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IStructural Analysis: Past, Present, and Future
1History of Social Structural Analysis3
2Social Structure: The Future of a Concept43
Pt. IICulture and Social Structure
3How Are Structures Meaningful? Cultural Sociology and Theories of Structure63
4Agency, Structure, and Deritualization: A Comparative Investigation of Extreme Disruptions of Social Order85
5Global Power, Hegemonic Decline, and Cultural Narratives107
6Situating Hybridity: The Positional Logics of a Discourse125
Pt. IIIHistory and Social Structure
7A Structural Theory of the Five Thousand Year World System151
8Evolutionary Pulsations in the World System177
9Paradigms Bridged: Institutional Materialism and World-Systemic Evolution197
10Ecology in Command217
11Applications of Elementary Theory to Social Structures of Antiquity231
Pt. IVMicro and Macro Structures: Interactions and Organizations
12Gender, Institutions, and Difference: The Continuing Importance of Social Structure in Understanding Gender Inequality in Organizations257
13Social Structure and Social Exchange271
14Social Organizations across Space and Time: The Policy Process, Mesodomain Analysis, and Breadth of Perspective303
15Acts, Persons, Positions, and Institutions: Legitimating Multiple Objects and Compliance with Authority323
Index341
Contributor Affiliations343

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