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Human hierarchies : a general theory

Author: Melvyn L Fein
Publisher: New Brunswick : Transaction Publishers, ©2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011042481
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn L Fein
ISBN: 1412845726 9781412845724
OCLC Number: 800935917
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 393 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Hierarchy and Science""; ""Causal Mechanisms""; ""The Moralistic Imperative""; ""The Neo-Marxist Hegemony""; ""Science versus Philosophy""; ""2 A Hierarchical Animal""; ""The Universality of Hierarchy""; ""A Biological Imperative""; ""Functionalism versus Teleology""; ""Hierarchical Functions""; ""3 The Mechanisms of Hierarchy""; ""From Neo-Marxist to Post-Weberian""; ""Tests of Strength""; ""Reputations""; ""Dominance and Submission""; ""Forms of Power""; ""Social Distance""; ""4 A Profile of Relative Strengths"" ""The Indeterminacy Principle""""Areas of Strength""; ""Anonymous Alliances""; ""5 Hierarchical Changes""; ""Social Generalists""; ""Dimensions of Change""; ""Mechanisms of Change""; ""The Sequencing of Changes""; ""6 Historical Trends""; ""A Succession of Historical Eras""; ""The Succession of Civilizations""; ""Social Leadership""; ""Status Strata""; ""Hierarchical Collapses""; ""7 Bureaucracies and Professionalism""; ""Organizational Hierarchies""; ""Bureaucratic Organizations""; ""The Limitations of Bureaucracy""; ""Professionalism""; ""Bureaucracies versus Professionals"" ""8 The Middle-Class Ascendancy""""The Middle-Class Revolution""; ""Special Knowledge""; ""Professional Authority""; ""Professionalized Socialization and Culture""; ""Self-Discipline""; ""Codes of Ethics""; ""9 The Working and Lower Classes""; ""Plato�s Dilemma""; ""Social Losers""; ""Socialization and Inequality""; ""Non-Professionalization""; ""10 On Loss and Social Mobility""; ""Not Money""; ""Status Scripts""; ""Resocialization""; ""Rites of Passage""; ""Epilogue: Age and Gender""; ""Gerontocracies""; ""The Male Hegemony""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Responsibility: Melvyn L. Fein.

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-Starting from a position that takes as given a liberal, -neo-Marxist- orientation in the social sciences, Fein (Kennesaw State Univ.) argues that this has wrongly shifted focus from the scientific Read more...

 
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