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The theory of social structure

Author: S F Nadel
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge library editions., Anthropology and ethnography.
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The main feature of this book is a discussion of 'role analysis' and its relevance to social structure. Arguing that the role system of a society is the matrix of its social structure, the author presents a detailed theoretical analysis of the problems inherent in this approach. Chapters cover: · The problems of role analysis. · Conformity and deviance · The coherence of role systems · Degrees of abstraction ·  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nadel, S.F.
Theory of social structure
(OCoLC)53872063
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S F Nadel
ISBN: 9781136550331 113655033X 9781315018003 1315018004
OCLC Number: 863157357
Notes: Originally published: s.l.: s.n., 1957.
Description: 1 online resource (184 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; Contents; Memoir; I Preliminaries; II Problems of Role Analysis; III Conformity and Deviance; IV The Coherence of Role Systems; V Degrees of Abstraction; VI Structure, Time and Reality; VII Conclusions: Structure and Function.
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Anthropology and ethnography.
Responsibility: S.F. Nadel.

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The main feature of this book is a discussion of 'role analysis' and its relevance to social structure. Arguing that the role system of a society is the matrix of its social structure, the author  Read more...

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"'This book is destined to be one of the great theoretical treatises of twentieth century social anthropology.' - Meyer Fortes"

 
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