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Social structures.

Author: John Levi Martin
Publisher: The University Press Group Ltd, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how structural forms spontaneously arise from social relationships. Offering major insights into the building blocks of social life, this book identifies which locally emergent structures  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Levi Martin
ISBN: 9780691150123 0691150125
OCLC Number: 1023205523
Awards: Winner of American Sociological Association Theory Section: Theory Prize 2010
Description: 408 sidor ; 23.3 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments vii Preface: From Big Structures to Small ix Chapter 1: Introduction: Social Action and Structures 1 Chapter 2: From a Small Circle of Friends to a Long Line of Rivals 26 Chapter 3: The Preservation of Equality through Exchange Structures 72 Chapter 4: The Institutionalization of Inequality: Pecking Orders 104 Chapter 5: The Escape from Comparability and the Genesis of Influence Structures 151 Chapter 6: The Short Cut to Structure with Patronage Pyramids 189 Chapter 7: The Institution of Transitivity and the Production of Command Structures 232 Chapter 8: From Pyramid to Party 283 Chapter 9: From Structures to Institutions 321 References 343 Index 383

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Winner of the 2010 Theory Prize, American Sociological Association "While his interest in structures has a venerable lineage, Martin's approach is highly distinctive... The book is without doubt an Read more...

 
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