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Purpose Meaning and Action

Purpose  Meaning  and Action Author Kent A. McClelland
ISBN-10 1403967989
Release 2006-06-11
Pages 352
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Control Systems Theory, a newly developing theoretical perspective in the field of sociology, starts from an important insight into human behavior: that people attempt to control the world around them as they perceive it. This volume brings together for the first time all of the best-known sociologists who have contributed to the development of this flexible and wide-ranging theoretical paradigm.



Purpose Meaning and Action

Purpose  Meaning  and Action Author K. McClelland
ISBN-10 9781137108098
Release 2006
Pages 332
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Expressive Order

Expressive Order Author David R. Heise
ISBN-10 9780387381794
Release 2007-04-03
Pages 164
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This book introduces affect control theory to lay readers of sociology, and additionally guides sociology specialists into the theory's deep structure. It is the most comprehensive available introduction to affect control theory, an important and expanding framework in sociology. The book describes in plain language how sociology's best developed cybernetic model can be used to interpret actions and emotions that arise in everyday life.



Analytical Sociology and Social Mechanisms

Analytical Sociology and Social Mechanisms Author Pierre Demeulenaere
ISBN-10 9781139497961
Release 2011-03-24
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Mechanisms are very much a part of social life. For example, we can see that inequality has tended to increase over time, and that cities can become segregated. But how do such mechanisms work? Analytical sociology is an influential approach to sociology which holds that explanations of social phenomena should focus on the social mechanisms that bring them about. This book evaluates the major features of this approach, focusing on the significance of the notion of mechanism. Leading scholars seek to answer a number of questions in order to explore all the relevant dimensions of mechanism-based explanations in social sciences. How do social mechanisms link together individual actions and social environments? What is the role of multi-agent modelling in the conceptualization of mechanisms? Does the notion of mechanism solve the problem of relevance in social sciences explanations?



Systems Intelligence A New Lens on Human Engagement and Action

Systems Intelligence     A New Lens on Human Engagement and Action Author
ISBN-10 9789512295272
Release 2008
Pages 221
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Advances in Group Processes

Advances in Group Processes Author Shane R. Thye
ISBN-10 9781784410773
Release 2014-07-16
Pages 312
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Advances in Group Processes publishes theoretical analyses, reviews, and theory based empirical chapters on group phenomena. This volume contains papers presented at the 25th anniversary of the Annual Group Processes Conference.



Social Structure and Emotion

Social Structure and Emotion Author Jody Clay-Warner
ISBN-10 0080559824
Release 2011-04-28
Pages 384
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As a reference that contains original and innovative research on the sociology of emotion, this book will not only appeal to sociologists but also to scholars of psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, history, social work, and business/management. With contributions from experts in the field, this text examines the role and influence of emotion in everyday social circumstances. It poses clear questions and presents the contemporary theoretical developments and empirical research linking social structure and emotion. Comparable books are narrowly focused and less comprehensive, the breadth and depth of this new work is unmatched. *Explores the roles played by emotion in social arrangements (i.e., the power of emotions in psychology, finance, economics, etc...) *Poses clear questions and presents the newest theoretical developments and empirical research linking social structure and emotion *Contributions from experts in the field



21st Century Sociology A Reference Handbook

21st Century Sociology  A Reference Handbook Author Clifton D. Bryant
ISBN-10 9781506320212
Release 2006-11-15
Pages 1344
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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.



Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions

Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions Author Jan E. Stets
ISBN-10 9789401791304
Release 2014-08-18
Pages 579
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Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions Volume II presents all new chapters in the ever developing area of the sociology of emotions. The volume is divided into two sections: Theoretical Perspectives and Social Arenas of Emotions. It reviews major sociological theories on emotions, which include evolutionary theory, identity theory, affect control theory, social exchange theory, ritual theory, and cultural theory among others. Social arenas where emotions are examined include, but are not limited to, the economy and the workplace, the family, mental health, crime, sports, technology, social movements and the field of science. All the chapters review the major theories and research in the area and each chapter ends with some discussion of directions for future research. The Sociology of Emotions is a fast growing and vital field in the broad discipline of Sociology. This volume II follows the Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions which was first published in 2006. In 2008, this first handbook received the “Outstanding Recent Contribution” in the Emotions Section of the American Sociological Association. With contributions from leading scholars from different areas in the discipline, such as neurosociology, culture, economics, mental health, gender, social movements, discussing state-of-art theory and research on emotions in sociology this volume will generate wider appeal to the sociological community.



Key Concepts in Sociology

Key Concepts in Sociology Author Ken Roberts
ISBN-10 9781137066442
Release 2008-09-26
Pages 360
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Complementing the student's primary reading, Key Concepts in Sociology presents a comprehensive glossary of the key terms, concepts and figures that dominate the sociological landscape. Organized alphabetically and cross-referenced for ease of use and accessibility, the book also provides suggestions for further reading to consolidate learning.



Social Psychology Quarterly

Social Psychology Quarterly Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002532161
Release 2006
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Includes theoretical and empirical papers on topics in social psychology including sociometry. Publishes works by both sociologists and psychologists.



Social forces

Social forces Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5128061
Release 2006
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Social Action Systems

Social Action Systems Author Thomas J. Fararo
ISBN-10 027597362X
Release 2001
Pages 319
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Employing a process philosophical approach, Fararo studies general theoretical sociology as a time-extended tradition with three phases: classical, postclassical, and recent. The author especially focuses on the work of Talcott Parsons and George Homans, two contemporary theorists whose common aspiration was to forge a theoretical foundation for sociology that would serve to unify and integrate all theories growing out of sociological research. Ultimately, the book offers a unique perspective on sociological theory by carefully distinguishing other intellectual orientations from that of general theory.



The Meaning of General Theoretical Sociology

The Meaning of General Theoretical Sociology Author Thomas J. Fararo
ISBN-10 0521437954
Release 1992-07-31
Pages 404
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This book sets out a generative structuralist conception of general theoretical sociology; its philosophy, its problems, and its methods. The field is defined as a comprehensive research tradition with many intersecting subtraditions that share conceptual components.



Analyzing Social Interaction

Analyzing Social Interaction Author Lynn Smith-Lovin
ISBN-10 0677217803
Release 1988-01
Pages 192
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Affect control theory asserts that people interpret their social experiences in such a way as to confirm sentiments they already hold about the people with whom they are interacting. This work describes a variety of tests, using both experimental and survey data, that demonstrate the accuracy of the theory's predictions of behaviour. The authors expand the theory to cover such topics as emotions, attributional processes, establishment of identity, and the impact of locations on social interaction. They also show how the theory can be explored through a powerful computer simulation that predicts behaviour based on brief descriptions of the actors within a social setting.



Moral Selves Evil Selves

Moral Selves  Evil Selves Author Steven Hitlin
ISBN-10 0230603955
Release 2008-09-15
Pages 284
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People have strong moral beliefs about right and wrong, yet commonly act contrary to those beliefs. Most of us, at some time or another, have crossed a moral line and yet still view ourselves as moral and have a clean conscience. From intimate relationships to national politics, we define ourselves in large part by how we – and our friends, family, and members of our social groups – draw moral lines around our actions, thoughts, and intentions. While philosophers have weighed in on these issues for thousands of years, social scientists often underplay social life’s moral dimension. Moral Selves, Evil Selves highlights our individual sense of moral coherence and develops a theory of the development and maintenance of this sense in an ambiguous and complicated social world. By conceptualizing a social psychology of conscience, this book explains how we can properly include individual and societal notions of morality into understanding the self across time and situation.



A Primer in Social and Sociological Theory

A Primer in Social and Sociological Theory Author Kenneth Allan
ISBN-10 9781412960519
Release 2010-04-14
Pages 271
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This book equips students with skills in critical thinking and theory built around nine central ideas of thought: modernity, society, self, religion, capitalism, power, gender, race, and globalization. Coverage of both classical and contemporary theorists are included, and the text is organized around the discourses of modernity, democracy, and citizenship. The end of chapter exercises build on one another and students are guided to higher order thinking and theorizing skills to formulate their own definitions, analyses, interpretations, evaluations, and syntheses of theory.