Purpose, Meaning, and Action

Control Systems Theories in Sociology
Author: K. McClelland,T. Fararo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137108096
Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Page: 332
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Annotation Control Systems Theory, a newly developing theoretical perspective, starts from an important insight into human behaviour: that people attempt to control the world around them as they perceive it. This book brings together for the first time the work of prominent sociologists contributing to the development of this wideranging theoretical paradigm.

Purpose, Meaning, and Action

Control Systems Theories in Sociology
Author: K. McClelland,T. Fararo
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349734191
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 332
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Control Systems Theory, a newly developing theoretical perspective, starts from an important insight into human behaviour: that people attempt to control the world around them as they perceive it. This book brings together for the first time the work of prominent sociologists contributing to the development of this wideranging theoretical paradigm.

Emotionen, Sozialstruktur und Moderne


Author: Annette Schnabel,Rainer Schützeichel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531934430
Category: Social Science
Page: 491
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Die Emotionen sind zurück in den Sozialwissenschaften. Sie haben (wieder) Einzug gehalten in Theoriebildung und empirische Analyse. Dieser Band verortet Emotionen in verschiedenen sozialwissenschaftlichen Theorien und diskutiert sie im Spannungsverhältnis von Theoriebildung und Analyse der Sozialstruktur moderner Gesellschaften. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei sowohl die Modernität von Emotionen als auch die Emotionalitäten der Moderne. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes loten das Verhältnis zwischen Sozialtheorie und Emotionen wie das Verständnis von Emotionalität und Modernität aus und tragen damit nicht nur zu einer eigenständigen Sozialtheorie der Emotionen bei, sondern auch zu einer erweiterten Perspektive auf die Entwicklungstendenzen moderner Gesellschaften.

Analytical Sociology and Social Mechanisms


Author: Pierre Demeulenaere
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497960
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Mechanisms are very much a part of social life. For example, we can see that inequality has tended to increase over time, and that cities can become segregated. But how do such mechanisms work? Analytical sociology is an influential approach to sociology which holds that explanations of social phenomena should focus on the social mechanisms that bring them about. This book evaluates the major features of this approach, focusing on the significance of the notion of mechanism. Leading scholars seek to answer a number of questions in order to explore all the relevant dimensions of mechanism-based explanations in social sciences. How do social mechanisms link together individual actions and social environments? What is the role of multi-agent modelling in the conceptualization of mechanisms? Does the notion of mechanism solve the problem of relevance in social sciences explanations?

Expressive Order

Confirming Sentiments in Social Actions
Author: David R. Heise
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387381791
Category: Social Science
Page: 164
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This book introduces affect control theory to lay readers of sociology, and additionally guides sociology specialists into the theory's deep structure. It is the most comprehensive available introduction to affect control theory, an important and expanding framework in sociology. The book describes in plain language how sociology's best developed cybernetic model can be used to interpret actions and emotions that arise in everyday life.

Key Concepts in Sociology


Author: Ken Roberts
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113706644X
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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Complementing the student's primary reading, Key Concepts in Sociology presents a comprehensive glossary of the key terms, concepts and figures that dominate the sociological landscape. Organized alphabetically and cross-referenced for ease of use and accessibility, the book also provides suggestions for further reading to consolidate learning.

Social Psychology Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociometry
Page: N.A
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Includes theoretical and empirical papers on topics in social psychology including sociometry. Publishes works by both sociologists and psychologists.

Social Psychology


Author: John D. DeLamater,Daniel J. Myers
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 687
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This social psychology text, written by well-known sociologists, covers such topics as socialization, self, attitudes, communication, social influence, interpersonal attraction and relationships, behavior in small groups, life course, and personality and social structure. As students move through the text, they will explore answers to a wide variety of questions, such as: What decides who someone will fall in love with? Where do aggressive, violent, and criminal behaviors come from? Why are some people more charitable than others? Why do some people obey authority and conform while others always have to buck the trend? Why are some people lazier when they work in groups? What is the source of people's stereotypes and prejudices? What causes conflict between groups? And finally, what makes us who we are?

Moral Selves, Evil Selves

The Social Psychology of Conscience
Author: Steven Hitlin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230603950
Category: Social Science
Page: 284
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People have strong moral beliefs about right and wrong, yet commonly act contrary to those beliefs. Most of us, at some time or another, have crossed a moral line and yet still view ourselves as moral and have a clean conscience. From intimate relationships to national politics, we define ourselves in large part by how we – and our friends, family, and members of our social groups – draw moral lines around our actions, thoughts, and intentions. While philosophers have weighed in on these issues for thousands of years, social scientists often underplay social life’s moral dimension. Moral Selves, Evil Selves highlights our individual sense of moral coherence and develops a theory of the development and maintenance of this sense in an ambiguous and complicated social world. By conceptualizing a social psychology of conscience, this book explains how we can properly include individual and societal notions of morality into understanding the self across time and situation.

A Primer in Social and Sociological Theory

Toward a Sociology of Citizenship
Author: Kenneth Allan
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412960517
Category: Social Science
Page: 271
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This book equips students with skills in critical thinking and theory built around nine central ideas of thought: modernity, society, self, religion, capitalism, power, gender, race, and globalization. Coverage of both classical and contemporary theorists are included, and the text is organized around the discourses of modernity, democracy, and citizenship. The end of chapter exercises build on one another and students are guided to higher order thinking and theorizing skills to formulate their own definitions, analyses, interpretations, evaluations, and syntheses of theory.

Law, Institution and Legal Politics

Fundamental Problems of Legal Theory and Social Philosophy
Author: Ota Weinberger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401134588
Category: Philosophy
Page: 276
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It gives me great pleasure to offer this foreword to the present work of my admired friend and respected colleague Ota Weinberger. Apart from the essays of his which were published in our joint work An Institutional Theory of Law: New Approaches to Legal Positivism in 1986, relatively little of Wein berger's work is available in English. This is the more to be regretted, since his is work of particular interest to jurists of the English-speaking world both in view of its origins and in respect of its content As to its origins, Weinberger war reared as a student of the Pure Theory of Law, a theory which in its Kelsenian form has aroused very great interest and has had considerable influence among anglophoone scholars -perhaps even more than in the Germanic countries. Less well known is the fact that the Pure Theory itself divided into two schools, that of Vienna and that of Brno. It was in the Brno school of Frantisek Weyr that Weinberger's legal theory found its early formation, and perhaps from that early influence one can trace his continuing insistence on the dual character of legal norms -both as genuinely normative and yet at the same time having real social existence.

Holismus und Elementarismus in der Systemtheorie


Author: Hans-Gerd Röwer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Holism
Page: 254
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«Systemdenken» wird oft angeführt, um die Überlegenheit ganzheitlichen Vorgehens, eines angeblich wieder etablierten «holistischen Paradigmas» über analytisches oder «mechanistisches» Prozedieren darzutun. Vorliegende Untersuchung bemüht sich zu klären, inwieweit man sinnvoll von ganzheitlichem und - im Gegensatz dazu - von elementaristischem Systemdenken reden kann, und worin mögliche Vor- und Nachteile beider Ansätze bestehen. Dabei ergibt sich, dass «Holisten» wenig Grund haben, sich, um die Prävalenz ihres Standpunkts zu beweisen, auf den «systems approach» zu berufen.

Sociocybernetic Paradoxes

Observation, Control and Evolution of Self-Steering Systems
Author: Felix Geyer,Johannes van der Zouwen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803997363
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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In this stimulating work, thirteen distinguished scholars examine and aim to reconcile the paradox that social systems tend to steer themselves with the knowledge that they are, at the same time, subject to steering and control from outside. 'Sociocybernetics' is the term they have coined to describe the tools used in the analysis of this paradox; tools which have themselves evolved from and influenced cybernetics and general systems theory. Sociocybernetic Paradoxes surveys both the possibilities and limitations of cybernetics in the analysis and treatment of social problems: Part One looks at concrete experiences of the steering of specific social systems; Part Two examines the planning, hierarchy and views of soci

Fears and Symbols

An Introduction to the Study of Western Civilization
Author: Elemér Hankiss
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9789639241077
Category: History
Page: 317
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An encyclopedic study on the role that fear and anxiety have played as the organizing motives of human existence and social life. Hankiss explains how human beings have surrounded themselves with protective symbols: myths and religions, values and belief systems, ideas and scientific theories, moral and practical rules of behaviour, and a wide range of everyday rituals and trivialities.

Material Discourses of Health and Illness


Author: Lucy Yardley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134773811
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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Material Discourses of Health and Illness applies discursive approaches to the field of health psychology, in stark contrast to the bio-medical model of health and illness. The discursive approach uses the person's experience and feelings as the central focus of interest, whereas the more traditional models regarded these as coincidental and relatively unimportant. The book provides an accessible and compelling introduction to social constructionist and discursive approaches to those with limited previous knowledge of socio-linguistic theory and research. It provides practical examples of how these approaches can be applied to the field of health psychology with a collection of sophisticated discursive analyses which demonstrate the distinctive contribution that can be made by psychologists to a field that has been largely dominated by sociologists and anthropologists.