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The Resource Structures of power and constraint : papers in honor of Peter M. Blau, edited by Craig Calhoun, Marshall W. Meyer, W. Richard Scott

Structures of power and constraint : papers in honor of Peter M. Blau, edited by Craig Calhoun, Marshall W. Meyer, W. Richard Scott

Label
Structures of power and constraint : papers in honor of Peter M. Blau
Title
Structures of power and constraint
Title remainder
papers in honor of Peter M. Blau
Statement of responsibility
edited by Craig Calhoun, Marshall W. Meyer, W. Richard Scott
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Are social structures products of human action, expressions of individual or group power? Or are they essentially external constraints on human action, necessarily analyzed at a different level? How are themes of power and constraint to be joined in a common analytic approach? These have long been central questions for sociologists. since the collapse of functionalism as a unifying paradigm, however they have often appeared as the basis for sharp divisions between competing analytic paradigms. The divide between structuralism and rational-choice theory has been one of the most prominent such splits. Yet each approach has undergone a revival in past years. The editors of this book, in honour of Peter Blau, brought together a wide range of distinguished sociologists who have taken positions on different sides of this issue and brings them into focus as parts of a common discourse on the place of social structure and concepts of strategic action in sociological explanation
Cataloging source
DLC
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1918-2002
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Blau, Peter M.
  • Calhoun, Craig J.
  • Meyer, Marshall W
  • Scott, W. Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blau, Peter M
  • Social structure
  • Power (Social sciences)
Label
Structures of power and constraint : papers in honor of Peter M. Blau, edited by Craig Calhoun, Marshall W. Meyer, W. Richard Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Bibliography of the writings of Peter M. Blau": pages 477-481
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : Peter Blau's sociological structuralism / Craig Calhoun and W. Richard Scott --Epistolary notes on the making of a sociological dissertation classic : The dynamics of bureaucracy /Robert K. Merton -- Exchange, power, and inequality : introduction to part I / Craig Calhoun --Rational-choice theory and behavioral psychology /George C. Homans -- Rational action, social networks, and the emergence of norms / James S. Coleman --Linking actors and structures : an exchange network perpsective / Karen Cook -- Models of social and market exchange : toward a sociological theory of games and social behavior / Tom R. Burns -- Family and birth-order effects on educational attainment / Otis Dudley Duncan -- Formal organization : introduction to part II / W. Richard Scott -- The Weberian tradition in organizational research / Marshall W. Meyer
  • Structural inconsistency and management strategy in organizations / Stanley H. Udy, Jr. -- Organizational demography and structural change in the Roman Catholic Church / Richard Schoenherr and Lawrence A. Young --The technocratic organization of academic work / Wolf Heydebrand -- The organizational and structural context of employee assistance programs / Terry C. Blum -- Inequality and heterogeneity : introduction to part III / Marshall W. Meyer -- Penetrating differentiation : linking macro and micro phenomena /Joseph E. Schwartz -- Social structure and intermarriage : a reanalysis / John Skvoretz --Network diversity, substructures, and opportunities for contact / Peter V. Marsden -- Kinds of relations in American discussion networks / Ronald S. Burt --Social control and social networks : a model from Georg Simmel / Ronald L. Breiger
Control code
21116809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 495 pages
Isbn
9780521365987
Lccn
90001504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1347132
Label
Structures of power and constraint : papers in honor of Peter M. Blau, edited by Craig Calhoun, Marshall W. Meyer, W. Richard Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Bibliography of the writings of Peter M. Blau": pages 477-481
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : Peter Blau's sociological structuralism / Craig Calhoun and W. Richard Scott --Epistolary notes on the making of a sociological dissertation classic : The dynamics of bureaucracy /Robert K. Merton -- Exchange, power, and inequality : introduction to part I / Craig Calhoun --Rational-choice theory and behavioral psychology /George C. Homans -- Rational action, social networks, and the emergence of norms / James S. Coleman --Linking actors and structures : an exchange network perpsective / Karen Cook -- Models of social and market exchange : toward a sociological theory of games and social behavior / Tom R. Burns -- Family and birth-order effects on educational attainment / Otis Dudley Duncan -- Formal organization : introduction to part II / W. Richard Scott -- The Weberian tradition in organizational research / Marshall W. Meyer
  • Structural inconsistency and management strategy in organizations / Stanley H. Udy, Jr. -- Organizational demography and structural change in the Roman Catholic Church / Richard Schoenherr and Lawrence A. Young --The technocratic organization of academic work / Wolf Heydebrand -- The organizational and structural context of employee assistance programs / Terry C. Blum -- Inequality and heterogeneity : introduction to part III / Marshall W. Meyer -- Penetrating differentiation : linking macro and micro phenomena /Joseph E. Schwartz -- Social structure and intermarriage : a reanalysis / John Skvoretz --Network diversity, substructures, and opportunities for contact / Peter V. Marsden -- Kinds of relations in American discussion networks / Ronald S. Burt --Social control and social networks : a model from Georg Simmel / Ronald L. Breiger
Control code
21116809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 495 pages
Isbn
9780521365987
Lccn
90001504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1347132

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