Human Institutions: A Theory of Societal Evolution / Edition 328 available in Hardcover
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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
In recent years 'the New Institutionalism' has focused more on organizations in their social and cultural environments than on societal-level institutional systems. Thus, missing from these studies has been a larger sociological analysis of institutions, per se. In his newest book, leading social theorist Jonathan H. Turner offers a creative, richly grounded reinterpretation of social evolution. He ressurrects a level of analysis undertaken by earlier functionalist theorists, but with a new-found emphasisthat of discovering the larger forces driving the formation of human institutional systems. Only by exploring the larger macro-dynamics can the institutions of economy, kinship, religion, polity, law, and education be fully understood, as Turner persuasively shows in this magesterial explication of twenty millenia of human social life.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
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About the Author
Jonathan H. Turner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at University of California, Riverside. Among his many influential books is the recently published Face to Face: Toward a Sociological Theory of Interpersonal Behavior (2002).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Institutional Analysis Chapter 2: A Theory of Macrodynamic Forces Chapter 3: The Institutional Core Chapter 4: Institutional Systems of Hunter-Gatherer Populations Chapter 5: Institutional Systems of Horticultural Populations Chapter 6: Institutional Systems of Agrarian Populations Chapter 7: Institutional Systems of Industrial and Post-Industrial Populations Chapter 8: Fundamental Interchanges Among Institutions Chapter 9 Conclusion