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The Resource Culture and social theory, Aaron Wildavsky ; edited by Sun-Ki Chai and Brendon Swedlow ; foreword by Charles Lockhart and Richard M. Coughlin

Culture and social theory, Aaron Wildavsky ; edited by Sun-Ki Chai and Brendon Swedlow ; foreword by Charles Lockhart and Richard M. Coughlin

Label
Culture and social theory
Title
Culture and social theory
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Wildavsky ; edited by Sun-Ki Chai and Brendon Swedlow ; foreword by Charles Lockhart and Richard M. Coughlin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • These essays use a common interpretive framework to show how economic and other concepts are socially constructed, how political philosophers and the workings of democracy can be understood, and how rational choice theories might be given wider application and greater discriminatory power. Aaron Wildavsky hoped that fellow social scientists would be persuaded of the unifying and integrating potential of what Mary Douglas called "grid-group theory" (which he further developed as "cultural theory") by seeing this explanatory tool used in so many different ways and with regard to such a variety of issues and questions
  • In the first section, Wildavsky argues that concepts such as externalities, public goods, altruism, and even risk and rape, are constructs of rival, ubiquitous societal subcultures engaged in a perpetual interpretive and political struggle with one another. In the second section, he shows how his own cultural constructs and concepts can be used to understand the competing human objectives of normative and analytic political philosophers, including Thomas Hobbes and John Stuart Mill. In the third section, Wildavsky suggests how his cultural ideas might be combined with those of rational choice theorists by adding a theory of preference formation and ultimate objectives to their theories of efficient preference realization and instrumental rationality
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wildavsky, Aaron B
Dewey number
306
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM101
LC item number
.W448 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chai, Sun-Ki
  • Swedlow, Brendon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture
  • Politics and culture
  • Externalities (Economics)
  • Democracy
  • Cultuur
  • Cultuursociologie
  • Politieke aspecten
  • Soziologische Theorie
  • Kulturtheorie
  • Cultura
  • Cultura
  • Democracia
Label
Culture and social theory, Aaron Wildavsky ; edited by Sun-Ki Chai and Brendon Swedlow ; foreword by Charles Lockhart and Richard M. Coughlin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Accounting for the Environment
  • 5.
  • The Social Construction of Cooperation: Egalitarian, Hierarchical, and Individualistic Faces of Altruism
  • 6.
  • If Institutions Have Consequences, Why Don't We Hear about Them from Moral Philosophers?
  • 7.
  • Thomas Hobbes and His Critics: Interpretive Implications of Cultural Theory
  • 8.
  • The "Multicultural" Mill
  • 9.
  • Introduction: Political Cultures
  • Democracy as a Coalition of Cultures
  • 1.
  • On the Social Construction of Distinctions: Risk, Rape, Public Goods, and Altruism
  • 2.
  • Why the Traditional Distinction between Public and Private Goods Should be Abandoned
  • 3.
  • At Once Ubiquitous and Elusive, the Concept of Externalities is Either Vacuous or Misapplied
  • 4.
Control code
36165120
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781560002758
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96052657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36165120
Label
Culture and social theory, Aaron Wildavsky ; edited by Sun-Ki Chai and Brendon Swedlow ; foreword by Charles Lockhart and Richard M. Coughlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Accounting for the Environment
  • 5.
  • The Social Construction of Cooperation: Egalitarian, Hierarchical, and Individualistic Faces of Altruism
  • 6.
  • If Institutions Have Consequences, Why Don't We Hear about Them from Moral Philosophers?
  • 7.
  • Thomas Hobbes and His Critics: Interpretive Implications of Cultural Theory
  • 8.
  • The "Multicultural" Mill
  • 9.
  • Introduction: Political Cultures
  • Democracy as a Coalition of Cultures
  • 1.
  • On the Social Construction of Distinctions: Risk, Rape, Public Goods, and Altruism
  • 2.
  • Why the Traditional Distinction between Public and Private Goods Should be Abandoned
  • 3.
  • At Once Ubiquitous and Elusive, the Concept of Externalities is Either Vacuous or Misapplied
  • 4.
Control code
36165120
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781560002758
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96052657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36165120

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