The Micro-macro Link

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University of California Press, 1987 - Social Science - 400 pages
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The work of fifteen nationally and internationally known theorists in sociology, this volume demonstrates an exciting new trend in sociological thinking. Each essay proposes a link between the two distinguishable traditions of sociological theory--the microscopic, which stresses the self and the interaction among persons, and the macroscopic, which concentrates on the institutional, cultural, and societal levels. Each mode of analysis has had its champions, and the proponents of each have often taken positions of polemic opposition to one another.
 

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Jeffrey C. Alexander is Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Yale University and Co-Director of the Center for Cultural Sociology. He has published extensively in the areas of sociological theory and cultural sociology.

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