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On social structure and science

Author: Robert King Merton; Piotr Sztompka
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1996.
Series: Heritage of sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This definitive compilation encompasses the breadth of Robert Merton's works, from the earliest to the most recent, including his foundational writings on social structure and process, on the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert King Merton; Piotr Sztompka
ISBN: 0226520706 9780226520704 0226520714 9780226520711
OCLC Number: 34116334
Description: vii, 386 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I Theoretical Work in Sociology --
Varieties of Theoretical Work --
1 The Uses and Abuses of Classical Theory 23 --
2 Theoretical Pluralism 34 --
3 On Sociological Theories of the Middle Range 41 --
4 Specified Ignorance 51 --
5 Paradigms: The Codification of Sociological Theory 57 --
Analytic Frameworks for Sociology --
6 Paradigm for Functional Analysis in Sociology 65 --
7 Manifest and Latent Functions 87 --
8 Social Dysfunctions 96 --
9 Paradigm for Structural Analysis in Sociology 101 --
II Social Structure and Its Vicissitudes --
Structural Complexes and Contradictions --
10 The Role-Set 113 --
11 Sociological Ambivalence 123 --
12 Social Structure and Anomie 132 --
13 Opportunity Structure 153 --
14 Socially Expected Durations 162 --
Paradoxes of Social Process --
15 The Unanticipated Consequences of Social Action 173 --
16 The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy 183 --
III Science As a Social Structure --
The Sociology of Knowledge --
17 Paradigm for the Sociology of Knowledge 205 --
18 The Rise of Modern Science 223 --
19 Insiders and Outsiders 241 --
The Social Institution of Science --
20 The Ethos of Science 267 --
21 Science and the Social Order 277 --
22 The Reward System of Science 286 --
23 Multiple Discoveries in Science 305 --
24 The Matthew Effect, II 318 --
Coda: A Life of Learning 339 --
Publications by and about Robert K. Merton: A Select Bibliography 361.
Series Title: Heritage of sociology.
Responsibility: Robert K. Merton ; edited and with an introduction by Piotr Sztompka.
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