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The creativity of action

The creativity of action

Author: Hans Joas; Jeremy Gaines; Paul Keast
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press. copyright 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

aeo Joas is one of Germanya s leading social theorists today. aeo This book is a major study and re--evaluation of the theories of action. aeo As well as surveying past and current debates, it also  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Joas; Jeremy Gaines; Paul Keast
ISBN: 0745617719 9780745617718 0226400441 9780226400440
OCLC Number: 835126912
Description: 1 vol. (x-336 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface. Introduction. 1. The Emergence of the Theory of Action. 2. Metaphors of Creativity. 3. Situation -- Corporeality -- Sociality The Fundamentals of a Theory of the Creativity of Action. 4. Creative Democracy. Notes. Bibliography. Index of Names. Index of Subjects.
Responsibility: Hans Joas ; translated by Jeremy Gaines and Paul Keast.


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