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Identity and Control : How Social Formations Emerge (Second Edition).

Author: Harrison C White
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
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In this completely revised edition of one of the foundational texts of network sociology, Harrison White refines and enlarges his groundbreaking theory of how social structure and culture emerge from the chaos and uncertainty of social life. Incorporating new contributions from a group of young sociologists and many fascinating and novel case studies, Identity and Control is the only major book of social theory that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harrison C White
ISBN: 9781400845903 1400845904
OCLC Number: 845247042
Description: 1 online resource (452 pages)
Contents: Cover; DETAILED CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; PROLOGUE: Preview of Themes; Horizons; Levels; Guidance from, and to, Linguistics; Contextualizing Contexts; What to Do, and How; ONE: Identities Seek Control; 1.1. Identities Out of Events in Context; 1.2. Playground as Illustration; 1.3. Control and Structural Equivalence; 1.4. Netdoms, Networks, and Disciplines; 1.5. Overview: Identities Out of Mismatch within Contexts of Control; 1.6. Meanings Come in Switchings: Scientific Precursors; 1.7. Culture in Play, and in Emergencies; 1.8. Challenging Both Extremes. 1.9. Control and Social Space: Scientific Precursors1.10. Where to Go; TWO: Networks and Stories; 2.1. Emergence and Tracings; 2.1.1. Political Polarization via Staccato Network; 2.1.2. Tracings of the Small World; 2.1.3. Network Population as Process; 2.2. How Ties and Stories Mesh in Networks; 2.2.1. Stories and Ties; 2.2.2. Mesh: Situational or Inscribed?; 2.2.3. Mesh: General or Specialized?; 2.2.4. Source and Variety in Stories; 2.2.5. Repertoires for Story-Ties; 2.2.6. Other Ways to Types of Tie; 2.2.7. Indirect Ties and Transitivity; 2.3. Networks Sort Themselves into Types of Tie. 2.3.1. Coupling and Decoupling2.3.2. Dynamics of Control; 2.3.3. MAN Triads and Other Subnetworks; 2.3.4. Siting through Stories into Social Times; 2.4. How It Matters; 2.4.1. Rapoport's Profiles; 2.4.2. Granovetter Ties and Medium Ties; 2.4.3. Hanging Out in Corporates; 2.4.4. Stratification; 2.4.5. Ties and Selves; 2.4.6. Modern Personhood; 2.5. Modeling Emergence of New Levels; 2.5.1. Cliques and Catnets; 2.5.2. Structural Equivalence and Complementarity; 2.5.3. Blockmodeling; 2.5.4. Everyday Roles and Positions from Blockmodeling; 2.6. Uncertainty Trade-Offs. 2.6.1. Ambiguity versus Ambage2.6.2. Diffusion; THREE: Three Disciplines; 3.1. Emergence; 3.1.1. Valuation Order and Narrative; 3.1.2. Tie Dynamics and Disciplines; 3.1.3. Other Perspectives; 3.1.4. Decoupling and Contingencies Shape Uncertainty; 3.2. Embedding; 3.2.1. Embedding with Decoupling; 3.2.2. Embedding in Operational Environment; 3.2.3. Involution, Differentiation, and Dependency; 3.3. Interfaces; 3.3.1. Supervision and Identities; 3.3.2. Production Market and Quality Order; 3.3.3. Embedding a Profile; 3.3.4. Other Examples and Control Profiles; 3.4. Councils. 3.4.1. Mediation through Prestige3.4.2. Factions and Autocracy; 3.4.3. Lazega's Law Practice; 3.4.4. Ambiguity in Council Disciplines; 3.5. Arenas; 3.5.1. Acquaintance Dance; 3.5.2. Gibson on Turn-Taking; 3.5.3. Arena Markets and Production Markets; 3.5.4. Fame and Chance; 3.5.5. Arenas as Purifiers; 3.5.6. Ambiguity versus Slack in Arena Disciplines; 3.6. Households, Family, and Gender: Bringing It All Together; 3.6.1. Meld of All Three Disciplines; 3.7. Inventory of Disciplines; 3.7.1. Catnet as Residual of Disciplines; 3.7.2. In My Own Experience; 3.7.3. Tournaments and Liminality.

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In this completely revised edition of one of the foundational texts of network sociology, Harrison White refines and enlarges his groundbreaking theory of how social structure and culture emerge from the chaos and uncertainty of social life. Incorporating new contributions from a group of young sociologists and many fascinating and novel case studies, Identity and Control is the only major book of social theory that links social structure with the lived experience of individuals, providing a rich perspective on the kinds of social formations that develop in the process. Going beyond traditi.

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