Structure, culture, and history: recent issues in social theory
This book offers the newest research developments and theory in the re-emerging field of structural analysis. The first section provides an overview and appraisal of the history and future of structural analysis. Subsequent sections focus on culture, historical processes, and macro-micro level interactions. The book's synthetic essays take a variety of forms dealing with structural levels of analysis, agency and structure, multidimensional views of social structure, and theory integration. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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The Future of a Concept
How Are Structures Meaningful? Cultural Sociology and Theories
A Comparative Investigation
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