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Central Currents in Social Theory
Contemporary Sociological Theory: 1920-2000

Four Volume Set
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June 2000 | 1 976 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This second set in the 8 volume series covers the development of social theory from 1920-2000.

 
VOLUME FIVE
 
PART ONE: SOCIAL ACTION, BASIC PROCESSES OF INTERACTION
 
Section One: Rationality and Extra-rationality of Action
Herbert Simon
Theories of Bounded Rationality
Raymond Boudon
Social Mechanisms Without Black Boxes
 
Section Two: Communication
Paul Lazarsfeld
Communication Research and the Social Psychologist
Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann
The Spiral of Silence
A Theory of Public Opinion

 
 
Section Three: Social Exchange
George Caspar Homans
Human Exchange
 
Section Four: Influence, Authority, Power
Talcott Parsons
On the Concept of Political Power
 
Section Five: Collective Action
Mancur Olson
The Logic of Collective Action
Robert Axelrod
Live and Let Live
How to Explain Cooperation Between Antagonists

 
 
PART TWO: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Section One: Contract
Social and Political

 
James M Buchanan
Freedom in Constitutional Contract
John Rawls
A Theory of Justice
 
Section Two: Organizations
Michel Crozier
Power and Uncertainty in Organization
R M Cyert and J G March
The Behavioural Theory of the Firm
 
Section Three: Social Control and Deviant Behaviour
Robert K Merton
Social Structure and Anomie
 
Section Four: Processes of Socialization and Socializing Agencies
Basil Bernstein
A Sociolistic Approach to Socialization
Claude L[ac]evi-Strauss
The Elementary Structures of Kinship
George C Homans and David M Scheider
Marriage, Authority and Final Causes
 
Section Five: Political Institutions
Joseph A Schumpeter
The Common Principals of Liberal Democracy and the Market
Anthony Downs
How Political Ideologies Change to Gain Votes
 
VOLUME SIX
 
PART TWO: SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Section Six: Nation and State
E E Evans-Pritchard
The Structure of Stateless Society
S N Eisenstadt
Social Conditions and the Institutionalization of the Politcal System
 
Section Seven: Elites
William Kornhauser
`Power Elite' or `Veto Groups'?
 
PART THREE: SOCIAL STRUCUTRE
 
Section One: Interdependence and Networks
Garrett Hardin
The Tragedy of the Commons
Mark Granovetter
Economic Action and Social Structure
The Problem of Embeddedness

 
 
Section Two: Positions
Role and Status

 
Ralf Dahrendorf
Homo Sociologicus
 
Section Three: Division of Labor
Fritz Roethlisberger, William Dickson and Harold Wright
The Human Problems of Management
O E Williamson
Hierarchies Against Free-Riding
 
Section Four: Social Stratification
Kingsley Davis and Wilbert E Moore
Some Principals of Stratification
Ralf Dahrendorf
On the Origins of Inequality Among Men
 
Section Five: Social Mobility
Pitirim A Sorokin
Mechanisms of Social Setting
Mohamed Cherkaoui
Social Mobility and Equity
 
Section Six: Integration and Segregation
Thomas C Schelling
Micromotives and Macrobehaviours
Russell Hardin
The Duel as Outcomes of Unintended Coordination
Ernest Gellner
The Roots of Cohesion
 
PART FOUR: SOCIAL REPRESENTATIONS
 
Section One: Collective Beliefs
Melford E Spiro
The Explanation of Collective Beliefs
Richard A Shweder
Is Everyday Thought Magical?
 
Section Two: Magical Beliefs
E E Evans-Pritchard
How to Explain Magic Rationally
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Are There Magical Beliefs?
 
Section Three: Norms and Values
Seymour Martin Lipset
Comparing Values in Societies with Common Roots
Daniel Kahnemann, Jack L Knetsch and Richard Thaler
Normative Feelings Produced by Market Processes
Raymond Boudon and Emmanuelle Betton
Explainig the Feelings of Justice
 
VOLUME SEVEN
 
PART FOUR: SOCIAL REPRESENTATIONS
 
Section Four: Religious Beliefs
Thomas Luckmann
Some Forms of Religion
 
Section Five: Scientific Beliefs
Robin Horton
Back to Durkheim? Religion and Science
Karl Popper
The Myth of the Framework
 
Section Six: Ideologies and Worldviews
Clifford Geertz
Ideology as a Cultural System
 
Section Seven: Culture and Tastes
Erwin Panofsky
How to Explain Artistic Forms Cognitively
 
Section Eight: Intellectuals
S N Eisenstadt
Intellectuals and Tradition
 
PART FIVE: SOCIAL CHANGE
 
Section One: Innovation
Lynn White Jr
When an Innovation Produces a Chain Reaction
 
Section Two: Processes of Change, Factors of Change
Renate Mayntz
Social Differentiation as a Factor in Social Change
Neil J Smelser
The Mechanisms of Change and Adjustments of Change
Gudmund Hernes
Structural Change in Social Process
 
Section Three: Social Movements and Conflicts
James C Davies
Towards a Theory of Revolution
Anthony Oberschall
A Sociological Theory of Mobilization
 
Section Four: Development and Modernization
Albert O Hirschman
The Tunnel Effect
Expectation and Reference Group

 
Amit Bhaduri
A Simple Reproduction Model
 
Section Five: Social Evolution
F A Hayek
Kosmos and Taxis
Douglass C North
A Theory of Institutional Change
 
PART SIX: THEORETICAL GENERAL ORIENTATIONS
 
Section One: Positivism
Peter M Blau and Otis Dudley Duncan
An Empiricist Model of Stratification
 
Section Two: Critical Sociology
J[um]urgen Habermas
Critical Sociology
 
Section Three: Interpretive Sociologies
George H Mead
The Concept of Generalized Other
Erving Goffman
How Common-Sense Anthropology Can Be Used
 
VOLUME EIGHT
 
PART SIX: THEORETICAL GENERAL ORIENTATIONS
 
Section Four: Marxism
Jon Elster
Dialectic and Explanation
 
Section Five: Utilitarianism and Rational Choice Theory
Siegwart Lindenberg
An Assessment of the New Political Economy
 
Section Six: Methodological Individualism
Fran[ce]cois Bourricaud
Against Sociologism
 
Section Seven: Functionalism
Robert K Merton
Manifest and Latent Functions
 
Section Eight: Structuralism
A R Radcliffe-Brown
On Social Structure
 
Section Nine: Macrostructural Theory
Peter Blau
How Sociological Theorems Can Be Deduced from an Axiomatic
Anthony Giddens
The Question of Structural Constraints
 
PART SEVEN: PROBLEMS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
 
Section One: Description, Classification, Modelling
Rodney Needham
Polythetic Classification
 
Section Two: Explaining, Understanding, Interpreting
Peter Winch
Wittgenstein's Epistemology and the Understanding of Society
Yehoshua Bar-Hillel
Thinking and Social Context
 
Section Three: The Micro-Macro Link
James S Coleman
Biases of Social Policy as Consequences of Micro-Macro Problems
John H Goldthorpe
The Integration of Social Theory and Social Research
 
Section Four: Mathematical Sociology
Herbert A Simon
Bandwagon and Underdog Effects of Election Predictions
Kazuo Yamaguchi
Rational-Choice Theories of Anticipatory Socialization and Anticipatory Non-Socialization
 
PART EIGHT: RELATIONS WITH OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES
 
Section One: Psychology
Leon Festinger, Henry W Riecken and Stanley Schachter
Cognitive Dissonance
Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman
The Notion of Cognitive Bliss
 
Section Two: Economics
Gary Becker and Nigel Tomes
Human Capital and the Rise and Fall of Families
Gordon Tullock
Does Punishment Deter Crime?
 
Section Three: History
Charles Tilly
Causes of Revolutionary Situations
 
Section Four: Demography
Joseph Spengler and Nathan Keyfitz
Demographic Theories
 
Section Five: Linguistics
Benjamin Lee Whorf
The Relation of Habitual Thought and Behaviour to Language

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