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

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Offers the newest research developments and theory in the re-emerging field of structural analysis. The first section provides an overview and appraisal of the history and future of structural analysis. Subsequent sections focus on culture, historical processes, and macro-micro level interactions. The book's synthetic essays take a variety of forms dealing with structural levels of analysis, agency and structure, multidimensional views of social structure, and theory integration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847698370
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Sing C. Chew is professor and chairperson at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. His most recent book is World Ecological Degradation: Accumulation, Urbanization, and Deforestation 3000 B.C.-A.D. 2000. J. David Knottnerus is professor of sociology at Oklahoma State University. His research interests focus on social psychology, social theory, social inequality, and the role ritualization plays in social interaction and structural processes.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Part I. Structural Analysis: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 3 History of Social Structural Analysis Chapter 4 Social Structure: The Future of a Concept Part 5 Part II. Culture and Social Structure Chapter 6 How Are Structures Meaningful? Cultural Sociology and Theories of Structure Chapter 7 Agency, Structure and Deritualization: A Comparative Investigation of Extreme Disruptions of Social Order Chapter 8 Global Power, Hegemonic Decline, and Cultural Narratives Chapter 9 Situating Hybridity: The Positional Logics of a Discourse Part 10 Part III. History and Social Structure Chapter 11 A Structural Theory of the Five Thousand Year World System Chapter 12 Evolutionary Pulsations in the World System Chapter 13 Paradigms Bridged: Institutional Materialism and World-Systemic Evolution Chapter 14 Ecology in Command Chapter 15 Applications of Elementary Theory to Structures of Antiquity Part 16 Part IV. Micro and Macro Structures: Interactions and Organizations Chapter 17 Gender, Institutions and Difference: The Continuing Importance of Social Structure in Understanding Gender Inequality in Organizations Chapter 18 Social Structure and Social Exchange Chapter 19 Social Organizations across Space and Time: The Policy Process, Mesodomain Analysis, and Breadth of Perspective Chapter 20 Acts, Persons, Positions, and Institutions: Legitimating Multiple Objects and Compliance with Authority Chapter 21 Index

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