Structure and Agency (SAGE Key Debates in Sociology)

Structure and Agency (SAGE Key Debates in Sociology)

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The relationship of social structure to individual and collective agency has been central to sociology from the outset. It remains so in period in which poststructuralists have challenged the idea of stable social structures and even the usefulness in social science of the concept of structure itself. The historical trajectory of the debate about the respective importance of structure and agency and the relationship between the two provides the narrative context of this collection of articles. The point of arranging this collection of articles predominantly in historical sequence is not simply a matter of convenience. Historical context has a major impact on forming the concerns of sociologists and, equally significantly, on the way they perceive and theorise the social world. Volume One: Modernity, Sociology and the Structure/Agency Debate Volume Two: Postmodernity - An End to the Structure /Agency Dichotomy? Volume Three: Structure/Agency Theories Applied Volume Four: Network Theory - Transcending the Traditional Limits of Structure/Agency


Part 1: Modernity, Sociology and the Structure/Agency Debate Seminal Sources: Marx, Weber and Durkheim On Class - Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Definitions of Sociology and Social - Max Weber The Conflict between Methodology and Rationalisation in the Work of Max Weber - Lars Udehn From "Suicide: A study in sociology - Emile Durkheim American Structural-Functionalism Parson's Action-System Requisite Model and Weber's Elective Affinity: A convergence of convenience - Javier Trevino Overcoming Structure and Agency: Talcott Parsons, Ludwig Wittgenstein and the theory of social action - Anthony King Structure and Anomie - Robert K. Merton The Oversocialized Conception of Man in Modern Sociology - Denis H. Wrong Symbolic Interactionism From "Mind, Mind Self and Society: From the standpoint of a social behaviourist" - George Mead Goffman on Organizations - Peter K. Manning The Sociology of Self - Peter L. Callero Alfred Schutz and the 'Objectifying Attitude' - Austin Harrington The Two Sociologies - Alan Dawe Structuralism, Poststructuralism and the Cultural Turn Desire and Drive in Researcher Subjectivity: The broken mirror of Lacan - Tony Brown The Power of the Imaginary in Disciplinary Processes - John Roberts Agency: The internal split of structure - Yong Wang Born-Again Functionalism: a reconsideration of Althusser's structuralism - Richard P. Appelbaum Structures, Strategies and the Habitus - Pierre Bourdieu Some Implications of Pierre Bourdieu's Work for the Theory of Social Self Organizations - Christian Fuchs Epistemology and Method: Althusser, Foucault, Derrida - P.L. Brown Agency and Change: Re-evaluating Foucault's legacy - Raymond Caldwell Bourdieu, Critic of Foucault: The case of rmpirical social science against double-game-philosophy - Staf Callwaert Part 2: Critical Theory; Structuration Theory; Critical Realism; and Indentity Theory Critical Theory: Adorno, Habermas, Marcuse Reading Bourdieu with Adorno: The limits of critical theory and reflexive sociology - Nedim Karakayali Pragmatism and Critical Theory - Larry Ray The self-empowered subject: Habermas, Foucault and hermeneutic reflexivity - Hans Herbert Kogler Structuration Theory: The Dualism/Duality Debate From "The Constitution of Society: Outline of the theory of structuration" - Anthony Giddens A Theory of Structure: Duality, agency and transformation - William H. Sewell Institutional Responsibility and Hidden Meanings - Rick A. M. Iedema Cultural Consumption Analysis: Beyond structure and agency - Volker Kirchberg Social and System Integration: Lockwood, Habermas, Giddens - Nicos Mouzelis Radically Reconstituting the Subject: Social theory and human nature - Mike H. O'Donnell Critical Realism Morphogenesis versus Structuration: On combining structure and action - Margaret S. Archer The Archers; a Tale of Folk (Final Episode?) - Frederic Vandenberghe Challenging Dualism: Public professionalism in 'troubled' times - Denis Gleeson and David Knight Refusing the Realism-Structuration Divide - Rob Stones Structure, Self, Agency and Identity Identity as an analysis problem: who's who in 'pro ana' websites - Martin Hammersley and Peggy Treseder What is Identity? - Stuart Hall Performativity Identified - Alecia Youngblood Jackson Narrating Human Actions: The subjective experience of agency, structure, communion and serendipity - Amia Leiblich and Tammar B. Zilber Contingency, contestation and hegemony: The possibility of a non-essentialist politics of the left - Eduard Grebe Part 3: Structure/Agency Theories Applied Class Structure, agency and Marx's analysis of the labour process - Stephen Pratten With a little class: A critique of identity politics - Martha E. Gimenez Violence and Revolutionary Subjectivity: Marx to Zizek - Christopher J. Finlay The Promising Future of Class Analysis: A response to recent critiques - John H. Goldthorpe and Gordon Marshall Organizations and Employment Implications of Self-Reference: Niklas Luhmann's autopoiesis and organization theory - Tor Hernes and Tore Bakken The New Structuralism in Organizational Theory - Michael Lounsbury and Marc Ventresca Gender Theorising Patriarchy - Sylvia Walby Structure and Agency in Socialist-Feminist Thought - Amy S. Wharton Agency, Anticipation and Determinacy in Feminist Theory - Lois McNay Hegemonic Masculinity: Rethinking the concept - R. W. Connell and James Messersmidt 'Race', Ethnicity and Agency Women, Men and Class Revisited: An assessment of the utility of a combined schema in the context of minority Ethnic educational achievement in Britain - Catherine Rothon The Social Geographies of White Masculitinites - Stephen D. Farough The Life Course Identity and Agency in Emerging Adulthood: Two developmental routes in the individuation process - Seth J. Schwartz, James E. Cote and Jeffrey Jensen Arnett Women Growing Older: Agency, ethnicity and culture - Sharon Wray Disability Agency, Structure, and the Transition to Disability: A case study with implications for life history research - Ronald J. Berger Love's Labour Lost? Feminism, the disabled people's movement and an ethic of care - Bill Hughes, Linda McKie, Debra Hopkins and Nick Watson The Body: Embodiment The Undersocialised Conception of the Embodied Agent In Modern Sociology - Chris Shilling 'Sex' and the Problem of the Body: Reconstructing Judith Butler's theory of sex/gender - Samuel A. Chambers Part 4: Network Theory, Globalisation Theory, Hegemony Networks The Network Society: From knowledge to policy - Manuel Castells Reflexivity as Non-linearity - Scott Lash Internet and self-regulation in China: The cultural logic of controlled commodification - Ian Weber and Lu Jia Globalisation, Social Movements Simmel to Rokkan and Beyond: Towards a network theory of (new) social movements - Mario Diani The Gordian Knot of Agency-Structure in International Relations: A neo-Gramscian perspective - Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton Culture, Identity and Hegemony: The body in a global age - Lauren Langman Human Well-Being and Social Structures: Relating the universal and the local - Ian Gough The Crisis of Identity in High Modernity - Mervyn F. Bendle Part 5: Conclusion/Continuation Conclusion/Continuation The Paradox of the Two Sociologies: Hobbes, Latour and the constitution of modern social theory - Robert van Krieken Alexander and the Cultural Refounding of American Sociology - Fuyuki Kurasawa 'Agency' as a Red Herring in Social Theory - Steven Loyal and Barry Barnes Beyond Reform: Agency after theory - John Schlueter From Factors to Actors: Computational sociology and agent-based modeling - Michael W. Macey and Robert Willer What is Agency? - Mustafa Emirbayer and Ann Mische

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  • ISBN13: 9781848600317
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1672
  • ID: 9781848600317
  • ISBN10: 1848600313

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