Social Theory and Social Structure

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Simon and Schuster, 1968 - Social Science - 702 pages
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This new printing is not a newly revised edition, only an enlarged one. The revised edition of 1957 remains intact except that its short introduction has been greatly expanded to appear here as Chapters I and II. The only other changes are technical and minor ones: the correction of typographical errors and amended indexes of subjects and names.
 

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Contents

On the History and Systematics
1
On Sociological Theories of the Middle Range
39
Manifest and Latent Functions
73
IDEOLOGY AND THE FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS
96
A Paradigm for Functional Analysis in Sociology
104
Manifest and Latent Functions
114
Concluding Remarks
136
The Bearing of Sociological Theory
139
STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS
390
Structural context of reference group
422
CONSEQUENCES OF REFERENCE GROUP BEHAVIOR
438
Cosmopolitan Influential
441
THE SELFFULFILLING PROPHECY
475
Introduction
493
The Sociology of Knowledge
510
Knowledge
543

The Bearing of Empirical Research
156
Introduction
175
Social Structure and Anomie
185
Continuities in the Theory of Social
215
Bureaucratic Structure and Personality
249
Role of the Intellectual in Public Bureaucracy
261
Group Behavior with alice s rossi
279
Reference Group Theory
304
Continuities in the Theory of Reference
335
and social categories
353
membership groups
362
STUDIES IN RADIO AND FILM PROPAGANDA
563
Introduction
585
Science and the Social Order
591
SCIENCE AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIAL
604
THE MACHINE THE WORKER
616
The Needs of Social Research
624
SCIENCE AND ECONOMY
661
Bibliographical Note
683
Subject Index
693
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Robert K. Merton is University Pro-fessor at Columbia.

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