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Purpose Meaning And Action

Author : Kent A. McClelland
ISBN : 1403967989
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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.

Purpose Meaning And Action

Author : K. McClelland
ISBN : 9781137108098
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Expressive Order

Author : David R. Heise
ISBN : 9780387381794
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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.

Analytical Sociology And Social Mechanisms

Author : Pierre Demeulenaere
ISBN : 9781139497961
Genre : Social Science
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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?

Systems Intelligence A New Lens On Human Engagement And Action

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Advances In Group Processes

Author : Shane R. Thye
ISBN : 9781784410773
Genre : Social Science
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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
ISBN : 9781137066442
Genre : Social Science
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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

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ISBN : UOM:39076002532161
Genre : Sociometry
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Includes theoretical and empirical papers on topics in social psychology including sociometry. Publishes works by both sociologists and psychologists.

Social Forces

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The Meaning Of General Theoretical Sociology

Author : Thomas J. Fararo
ISBN : 0521437954
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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.

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