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George C Homans

George C  Homans Author A Javier Treviqo
ISBN-10 9781317259282
Release 2015-11-17
Pages 322
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George C. Homans: History, Theory, and Method offers original essays written by scholars from the fields of sociology, history, anthropology, and literature with the aim of assessing Homans's rich and diverse intellectual contributions. It is the first volume in over thirty years to offer a reappraisal of the life and work of one of the twentieth century's leading social scientists.

The Social Thought of Talcott Parsons

The Social Thought of Talcott Parsons Author Uta Gerhardt
ISBN-10 9781317015529
Release 2016-02-17
Pages 456
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The Social Thought of Talcott Parsons offers an insightful new reading of the work of Talcott Parsons, keeping in view at once the important influences of Max Weber on his sociology and the central place occupied by methodology - which enables us to better understand the relationship between American and European social theory. Revealing American democracy and its nemesis, National Socialism in Germany as the basis of his theory of society, this book explores the debates in which Parsons was engaged throughout his life, with the Frankfurt School, C. Wright Mills and the young radicals among the "disobedient" student generation, as well as economism and utilitarianism in social theory; the opponents that Parsons confronted in the interests of humanism. In addition to revisiting Parsons' extensive oeuvre, Uta Gerhardt takes up themes in current research and theory - including social inequality, civic culture, and globalization - offering a fascinating demonstration of what the conceptual approaches of Parsons can accomplish today. Revealing methodology and the American ethos to be the cornerstones of Parsons' social thought, this book will appeal not only to those with interests in classical sociology - and who wish to fully understand what this 'classic' has to offer - but also to those who wish to make sociology answer to the problems of the society of the present.

Coming to May Senses

Coming to May Senses Author George Caspar Homans
ISBN-10 0887380018
Release 1984-01-01
Pages 370
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Those interested in the development of scientific theory and in the nature of academic life will appreciate this intellectual autobiography written with great beauty and frankness by one of America's leading sociologists. Homans describes how his ideas about the proper nature of theory in social science, both in form and content, have developed over time. The chief interest of the book lies in the description of the process.

Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research

Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research Author Clara Sabbagh
ISBN-10 9781493932160
Release 2016-02-08
Pages 504
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The International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) aims to provide a platform for interdisciplinary justice scholars who are encouraged to present and exchange their ideas. This exchange has yielded a fruitful advance of theoretical and empirically-oriented justice research. This volume substantiates this academic legacy and the research prospects of the ISJR in the field of justice theory and research. Included are themes and topics such as the theory of the justice motive, the mapping of the multifaceted forms of justice (distributive, procedural) and justice in context-bound spheres (e.g. non-humans). It presents a comprehensive "state of the art" overview in the field of justice research theory and it puts forth an agenda for future interdisciplinary and international justice research. It is worth noting that authors in this proposed volume represent ISJR's leading scholarship. Thus, the compilation of their research within a single framework exposes potential readers to high quality academic work that embodies the past, current and future trends of justice research.

The Anthem Companion to Talcott Parsons

The Anthem Companion to Talcott Parsons Author A. Javier Treviño
ISBN-10 9781783085453
Release 2016-06-19
Pages 227
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‘The Anthem Companion to Talcott Parsons’ offers the best contemporary work on Talcott Parsons, written by the best scholars currently working in this field. Original, authoritative and wide-ranging, the critical assessments of this volume will make it ideal for Parsons students and scholars alike. ‘Anthem Companions to Sociology’ offer authoritative and comprehensive assessments of major figures in the development of sociology from the last two centuries. Covering the major advancements in sociological thought, these companions offer critical evaluations of key figures in the American and European sociological tradition, and will provide students and scholars with both an in-depth assessment of the makers of sociology and chart their relevance to modern society.

Distributive and Procedural Justice

Distributive and Procedural Justice Author Professor Kjell Törnblom
ISBN-10 9781409495550
Release 2013-02-28
Pages 292
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This interdisciplinary and cross-national volume brings together theory and research by prominent scholars within the areas of distributive and procedural justice, not only featuring work within each area separately, as is commonly done, but also showing how combinations of the two justice orientations might operate to affect justice judgments and guide behaviour. Chapters cover various levels of analysis, from intra-personal to interpersonal to group and societal levels. The volume is divided into four sections: distributive justice, procedural justice, distributive and procedural justice, and methodological issues. Each section is subdivided into two parts, basic research and applied research re: current and important societal issues. Each chapter contains an overview of theoretical and empirical research on a particular topic. The volume is designed for use on courses in social psychology, psychology, sociology, political philosophy, and law.

Classic Writings in Law and Society

Classic Writings in Law and Society Author A. Javier Trevino
ISBN-10 9781412844604
Release 2011-12-31
Pages 388
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This volume consists of outstanding essays by contemporary scholars and specialists on classic writings in law and society. This second edition expands the previous volume by adding additional statements. Included are commentaries on Edward A. Ross’s Social Control: A Survey of the Foundations of Order, Karl N. Llewellyn’s Jurisprudence: Realism in Theory and Practice, Jerome Frank’s Law and the Modern Mind, Leon Petrazycki’s Law and Morality, and Karl Renner’s The Institutions of Private Law and their Social Functions. The goal of Classic Writings in Law and Society is to acquaint a new generation of students with classic writings by diverse social and legal scholars—ranging from Henry Sumner Maine, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Hans Kelsen to Eugen Ehrlich, Nicholas S. Timasheff, and Richard Quinney. This work continues to demonstrate their contemporary theoretical relevance. Accordingly, each chapter speaks of the scholars’ work in general, how the particular book under consideration fits into that corpus, and how the book is assessed in a present day context. These essays have a clear relation to the "classic" tradition in sociolegal thought. Reading the classics is useful in gaining a better understanding and appreciation of the essential foundation for a post-classic approach in law and social inquiry—an approach that can be found in such orientations as critical legal studies, chaos theory in law, and legal semiotics. Classic Writings in Law and Society includes commentaries that consider early writings that set the standard for the social scientific approach in examining issues of law and punishment, social control, joint stock companies, business firms and nation-states in the study of law and society.

Behavioral Theory in Sociology

Behavioral Theory in Sociology Author George Caspar Homans
ISBN-10 1412817900
Release 1977
Pages 546
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This book is designed to honor George Caspar Homans for his many and varied contributions to the development of modern sociology. The chapters have been written by sociologists and psychologists who value his work sufficiently to have made his basic approach their own. These original essays are intended to elucidate, assess, and give a progress report on the theoretical tradition Homans founded and to which he has given such significant impetus.

The Human Group

The Human Group Author George Caspar Homans
ISBN-10 9781351481359
Release 2017-09-29
Pages 545
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George C. Homans's classic volume The Human Group was among the first to study the small group as a microcosm of society. It introduced a method of analysis and a set of influential theories that cut across areas of specialization on the personality, community, and industry.The study of even the smallest groups is extremely complex, with the simplest associations involving an abundance of actions, relationships, emotions, motives, ideas, and beliefs. Homans concentrates on certain activities and processes he observes in five carefully selected and differentiated case studies and from them draws common patterns and ideas that serve as the bases of testable propositions.He divides his cases into static and dynamic groups. In all five cases, Homans selects comparable phenomena for analysis with a contextually different emphasis and elaboration each time. His results demonstrate that, different as these groups are, their behavior reveals fundamental similarities and social uniformities. A ground-breaking and authoritative work when it was first published in 1950, The Human Group continues to Inform and invigorate the study of small groups in sociology, psychology, management, and organizations.

On Folkways and Mores

On Folkways and Mores Author Philip D. Manning
ISBN-10 9781412853187
Release 2014-12-03
Pages 245
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William Graham Sumner is remembered primarily as an opponent of government intervention in social and economic issues. Focusing on Folkways (1906), this book examines Sumner’s fundamental work as a comparative ethnographer with an appreciation for the rules and rituals that regulate everyday behavior. In Folkways, Sumner developed classifications and an array of sociological concepts that continue to influence the discipline today. This new book presents key excerpts from Folkways as well as three of Sumner’s other classic essays. It also includes five original essays by contemporary authorities that explain and explore Sumner’s importance and influence. By linking Sumner’s work to contemporary research about social control, the sociology of law, and sociological theory, these new essays confirm his status as a foundational thinker in the field. Sumner offers an elegant conceptual schema with which to analyze the moral codes of in- and out-groups. His extensive use of comparative anthropological data demonstrates a qualitative methodology that can easily be applied to the analysis of contemporary American society. This volume includes contributions by Jonathan B. Imber, Howard G. Schneiderman, and A. Javier Treviño.

The Sociology of Law

The Sociology of Law Author A. Javier Trevino
ISBN-10 9781351473705
Release 2017-07-12
Pages 500
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The purpose of this book is to introduce the sociology of law by providing a coherent organization to the general body of literature in that field. As such, the text gives a comprehensive overview of theoretical sociology of law. It deals with the broad expanse of the field and covers a vast amount of intellectual terrain. This volume is intended to fill a gap in the literature. Most textbooks in the sociology of law are insufficiently theoretical or else do not provide a paradigmatic analysis of sociological theories. The content of this text consists of discussions of the works of scholars who have contributed the most to the cumulative development of the sociology of law. It surveys the major traditions of legal sociology but is not wedded to any one particular theoretical approach. Both the "classical," or nineteenth-century, and "contemporary," or twentieth-century, perspectives are covered. The reader will see that nineteenth-century thought has directly influenced the emergence of twentieth-century theory. One unique feature of this book is that key sociological and legal concepts, presented in bold print and italics, are defined, described, and illustrated throughout. Although the nature of the subject matter is highly theoretical and, at times, quite complex, Trevino values every effort to present the material in the most straightforward and intelligible form possible without compromising the integrity of the theories themselves. In short, this book aims to accomplish three objectives: inform about the progressive advancement of sociological theory, teach the reader to analyze the law as a social phenomenon, and develop in the reader a critical mode of thinking about issues relevant to the relationship between law and society.

Sentiments and Activities

Sentiments and Activities Author George Caspar Homans
ISBN-10 9781135034931
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 336
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Published in 1998, Sentiments and Activities is a valuable contribution to the field of Sociology and Social Policy.

Law and Morality

Law and Morality Author Leon Petrażycki
ISBN-10 9781412814690
Release 2011
Pages 335
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Petrazycki's socio-psychic orientation toward law is behavioral as well as thoughtful. He finds the most suitable methods for obtaining knowledge about legal experiences to be internal and external observation. His technique of introspection is similar to Max Weber's conceptual method. Petrazycki distinguishes between two kinds of interpretive understanding. External observation involves deriving the meaning of an act or symbolic expression from immediate observation without reference to any broader context, and internal observation involves placing the particular act in a broader context of meaning involving facts that cannot be derived from a particular act or expression. --

The Sociology of Law

The Sociology of Law Author A. Javier Treviño
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002518059
Release 1998
Pages 188
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This revised and updated bibliography contains approximately 500 extra references, a new chapter on feminist jurisprudence, and an expanded glossary, almost doubling the size of the work from the original 1994 version.

Social commitments in a depersonalized world

Social commitments in a depersonalized world Author Edward J. Lawler
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124169173
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 244
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Social commitments in a depersonalized world has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Social commitments in a depersonalized world also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Social commitments in a depersonalized world book for free.

Research on Managing Groups and Teams

Research on Managing Groups and Teams Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924092671340
Release 2007
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Research on Managing Groups and Teams has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Research on Managing Groups and Teams also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Research on Managing Groups and Teams book for free.

Social behavior its elementary forms

Social behavior  its elementary forms Author George Caspar Homans
ISBN-10 UOM:49015000149576
Release 1974
Pages 386
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Social behavior its elementary forms has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Social behavior its elementary forms also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Social behavior its elementary forms book for free.