Contingency Theory: Rethinking the Boundaries of Social Thought

Contingency Theory: Rethinking the Boundaries of Social Thought

By: Gary Itzkowitz (author)Paperback

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A major task for social theory in the 1990s is to explain the relationship between individuals and social structures. This book makes two simple suggestions for forging a micro/macro link. The concept of contingency is a breakthrough for social theory. Where current micro/macro debates are merely an expanded, but veiled, regurgitation of philosophical issues debated long ago, the concept of contigency allows social theory to transcend old paradigms and explain contemporary society.

About Author

Gary Itzkowitz is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761804437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 284
  • ID: 9780761804437
  • weight: 376
  • ISBN10: 0761804439

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