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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

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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