The General Sociology of Harrison C. White (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
169
Utgivningsdatum
2005-11-01
Upplaga
annotated ed
Förlag
Palgrave Macmillan
Illustrationer
XVIII, 169 p.; XVIII, 169 p.
Dimensioner
224 x 182 x 16 mm
Vikt
340 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1 Hardback
ISBN
9781403944344
The General Sociology of Harrison C. White (inbunden)

The General Sociology of Harrison C. White

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Harrison C. White is one of American sociology's pre-eminent thinkers, yet until now his endeavour to develop a general theoretical perspective on the basis of social network analysis has remained largely unexamined. This book opens out for the first time White's contribution to those interested generally in his social network approach, but daunted by the complexity and mathematical modelling often employed in his published work. Special attention is paid to White's model of production markets, as an application of his general sociology. The book draws on interview material with White himself, as well as with several of his past students.
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'As an introduction to White this book is very good and much needed' - Nick Crossley, Sociology 'Harrison White has been one of the most original and influential sociologists of the past quarter century. But, his work is daunting to read even for those who are highly motivated. Reza Azarian has done us all a great service by taking on the task of explicating White's work and making it organized and accessible. This book is a gem.' - Professor Neil Fligstein, University of California, Berkeley, USA

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REZA AZARIAN teaches sociological theory and economic sociology at Stockholm University, Sweden.

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Foreword R.Collins Acknowledgements PART 1: INTRODUCTION PART 2: RETURN TO EMPIRICAL SOCIAL REALITY White as an Empirical Sociologist Search for General Social Logics Networks as Analytical Tool White's Mobility Studies PART 3: TIES AND NETWORKS Social Networks as a Theoretical Paradigm Social Ties Dynamics of Ties Story A New Image of Contemporary Social Contexts PART 4: CONTROL AND IDENTITY Embedded in Multiple Networks Control Modes of Control Control and Agency Identity PART 5: STRUCTURES AND DISCIPLINES Structural Analysis Structural Equivalence Comparability Disciplines PART 6: A GENERAL ASSESSMENT Quest for the Teal Misleading Ontological Constructs Real Social Forces Some Critical Remarks Appendix Notes References Bibliography of Harrison C. White's Work Index