Agency and Power: A Formal-pragmatic Theory of Cultural Process (Postmodern Social Futures)

Agency and Power: A Formal-pragmatic Theory of Cultural Process (Postmodern Social Futures)

By: Blasco Jose Sobrinho (author)Paperback

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Signs, Solidarities, & Sociology addresses the formation and fragmentation of identity in today's postmodern world. Informed by the conceptual convergence in the theories of Durkheim, Peirce, Mead, and Lacan, this book surveys the range of twentieth-century sociology to deconstruct those favored nostrums of subjective meaning, personal power, and autonomous selfhood that comprise its semantics of agency.

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About Author

Blasco JosZ Sobrinho is assistant professor of sociology, University of Cincinnati.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Agency: Meaning, Perspectivism and Pragmatics Chapter 3 Social Power: The Signifying Context of Communicative Meaning Chapter 4 Empowerment: The Social Construction of the Self Chapter 5 Formal System: The Autopoietic Evolution of Pragmatic (Interpretant

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/07/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780847691791
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780847691791
  • weight: 417
  • ISBN10: 0847691799

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