Cross National Research in Sociology

Cross National Research in Sociology

by Melvin Kohn

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Overview

The development of cross-national research attempts to a much-needed global perspective on sociological research. Its adherents overcome national, cultural, logistic and linguistic barriers in the attempt to provide truly comparative information on the human condition. This volume, stemming from the plenary sessions of the 1987 American Sociological Association annual meeting and edited by past president Melvin Kohn, presents the cutting edge of cross-national research. Its distinguished contributors from nine countries describe the theoretical possibilities and limits of this kind of endeavour, consider the difficulties of its implementation, and present a range of studies ranging from two-nation comparisons to truly global ones, that are

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803934580
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/01/1989
Series: American Sociological Association Presidential Series , #4
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN CROSS-NATIONAL RESEARCH
Verificational Functions of Comparative Social Studies and the Present State and Problems of Theory in Sociology - Stefan Nowak
New Directions in Comparative Research - Charles Ragin
Cross-national Research as an Analytic Strategy - Melvin L Kohn
PART TWO: MAX WEBER'S ENDURING PERTINENCE FOR CROSS-NATIONAL RESEARCH
Legitimate Domination in Comparative-historical Perspective - Wlodzimierz Wesolowski
The Case of Legal Domination
Max Weber and the Modernization of China and Japan - Ken'ichi Tominaga
PART THREE: NATION AS CONTEXT: PRIMARY ANALYSES
Effects of Status-inconsistency on the Intellective Process in the United States, Japan, and Poland - Kazimierz M Slomczynski
Transition from School to Work in the German Democratic Republic and the Soviet Union - Artur Meier
Universals and Particularities of Socialist Educational Systems
Class Structure and Class Formation - Erik Olin Wright, Carolyn Howe and Donmoon Cho
A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Sweden
Class Mobility During the Working Life - Karl Ulrich Mayer et al
A Cross-national Comparison between Germany and Norway
PART FOUR: NATION AS CONTEXT: SECONDARY ANALYSES
Cross-national Research and the Analysis of Educational Systems - Margaret S Archer
Alternatives in the Health Area - Magdalena Sokolowska and Andrzej Rychard
Poland in Comparative Perspective
Ethnicity, Immigration, and Cultural Pluralism - T K Oommen
India and the United States of America
PART FIVE: NATION AS CONTEXT: MULTI-NATIONAL ANALYSES
The Professional-Proletarian Bind - Aaron Antonovsky
Doctors' Strikes in Western Societies
Action and Reaction - Janet Saltzman Chafetz and Anthony Gary Dworkin
An Integrated, Comparative Perspective on Feminist and Antifeminist Movements
PART SIX: NATION AS 'UNIT OF ANALYSIS' AND TRANS-NATIONAL ANALYSIS
The Other Working Class - Bryan R Roberts
Uncommitted Labor in Britain, Spain, and Mexico
Educational and Occupational Attainment in 21 Countries - Donald J Treiman and Kam-Bor Yip
Conceptions of Christendom - John W Meyer
Notes on the Distinctiveness of the West

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