The Myth of Social Action available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This is a powerful critique of contemporary sociology and a call to reject the prevailing orthodoxy. Arguing that current sociological theory has lost its way, Colin Campbell mounts a case for a new "dynamic interpretivism," closer in spirit to traditional, Weberian action theory.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Action reported missing in action theory; 3. Action and social action; 4. Action versus social action; 5. The rise of social situationalism; 6. The argument by denial; 7. Accounts and actions; 8. The argument by exclusion; 9. The argument by incorporation; 10. The 'learning everything from others' thesis; 11. The communicative act paradigm; 12. The linguistic turn for the worse; 13. The myth of social action; 14. The obstacle which is social situationalism; 15. Bringing action back in.