Big Structures, Large Processes, Huge Comparisons (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
178
Utgivningsdatum
1989-04-01
Förlag
Russell Sage Foundation
Illustrationer
bibliography, index
Dimensioner
230 x 150 x 20 mm
Vikt
290 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780871548801
Big Structures, Large Processes, Huge Comparisons (häftad)

Big Structures, Large Processes, Huge Comparisons

Häftad Engelska, 1989-04-01
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Addresses the question of how 20th century social scientists have attempted to understand and explain the enormous social change that marked out the 19th and early 20th centuries and continues to transform our world today. The approach used in the text is both comparative and historical.
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Part 1 Intellectual equipment: worrying about social change; thinkers face change; what was happening; big structures, large processes, huge comparisons; what to do. Part 2 Four pernicious postulates: false principles; society is a thing apart; mental events cause social behaviour; Social Change is a coherent phenomenon; stage theories. Part 3 Four more pernicious postulates: differentiation is a progressive master process; differentiation versus integration; change, strain, disorder; illegitimate versus legitimate force. Part 4 Comparing: eradicating pernicious postulates; will total history save us?; the case for huge (but not stupendous) comparisons; no safety in numbers; ways of seeing; looking at comparisons. Part 5 Individualizing comparisons: the will to individualize; kings or people?; cracks in the foundation. Part 6 Universalizing comparisons: the decline of natural history; models of revolution; Theda Skocpol's revolutions. Part 7 Finding variation: how and when to look for variation; Barrington Moore compares. Part 8 Encompassing comparisons: encompassing the world; Stein Rokkan encompasses; Rokkan's Conceptual Maps of Europe; what's wrong? what should we do about it?. Part 9 Conclusions: the tasks at hand.