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Informality : Social Theory and Contemporary Practice.

Author: Barbara Misztal
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1999.
Series: International library of sociology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that only a society that achieves an appropriate balance between informality and formality of interaction will find itself in a position to move forward to further democratisation and an improved quality of life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Misztal
ISBN: 9780203003626 0203003624
OCLC Number: 475876784
Description: 1 online resource (274 pages).
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction: What use is the concept of informality?; Defining informality; The growing formlessness and unpredictability of social life; Informality and styles of interaction; Explaining cooperation; Making music together; The dynamics of innovation; Technology and informality; Political change and informality; Conclusion: Informality and democracy; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: International library of sociology.

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