Purpose, Meaning, and Action

Control Systems Theories in Sociology
Author: Kent A. McClelland,Thomas J. Fararo
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403967985
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Control Systems Theory, a newly developing theoretical perspective in the field of sociology, starts from an important insight into human behavior: that people attempt to control the world around them as they perceive it. This volume brings together for the first time all of the best-known sociologists who have contributed to the development of this flexible and wide-ranging 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?

Advances in Group Processes

Author: Shane R. Thye,Edward J. Lawler
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784410772
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Advances in Group Processes publishes theoretical analyses, reviews, and theory based empirical chapters on group phenomena. This volume contains papers presented at the 25th anniversary of the Annual Group Processes Conference.

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
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
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.

The Social System

Author: Talcott Parsons
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415060559
Category: Social systems
Page: 575
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Written by a pioneer in the field of sociological theory, whose first work, The Structure of Social Action, was a controversial and influential text when published in 1937, this book presents more recent advances in the author's work on the theory of action.

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.

The Meaning of General Theoretical Sociology

Tradition and Formalization
Author: Thomas J. Fararo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521437950
Category: Social Science
Page: 404
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This book sets out a generative structuralist conception of general theoretical sociology; its philosophy, its problems, and its methods. The field is defined as a comprehensive research tradition with many intersecting subtraditions that share conceptual components.

Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era

Text and Readings
Author: Scott Appelrouth,Laura Desfor Edles
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 0761928014
Category: Social Science
Page: 667
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Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era: Text and Readings combines the major writings of sociology’s core contemporary theorists with a historical and theoretical framework for understanding these works. Authors Scott Appelrouth and Laura Desfor Edles use this unique text/reader approach to introduce students to sociological theory in a lively and engaging fashion.

Proceedings of the 1994 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference

Author: Elizabeth J. Wilson,William C. Black
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319131621
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 455
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This volume includes the full proceedings from the 1994 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee. The research and presentations offered in this volume cover many aspects of marketing science including marketing strategy, consumer behavior, international marketing, marketing education, among others. Founded in 1971, the Academy of Marketing Science is an international organization dedicated to promoting timely explorations of phenomena related to the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice. Among its services to members and the community at large, the Academy offers conferences, congresses and symposia that attract delegates from around the world. Presentations from these events are published in this Proceedings series, which offers a comprehensive archive of volumes reflecting the evolution of the field. Volumes deliver cutting-edge research and insights, complimenting the Academy’s flagship journals, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) and AMS Review. Volumes are edited by leading scholars and practitioners across a wide range of subject areas in marketing science.