Neofunctionalist Sociology

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Paul Burbank Colomy
E. Elgar, 1990 - Social Science - 396 pages
Neofunctionalist Sociology features provocative theoretical and empirical statements that attempt to revise and redirect the orthodox functionalist tradition. This important collection includes essays by internationally recognized social scientists including Jeffrey Alexander, Bernard Barber, S.N. Eisenstadt, Miriam Johnson, Niklas Luhmann, Richard Münch, Roland Robertson and several younger scholars. The first part of the volume presents the theoretical and ideological positions claimed by neofunctionalists, while the second highlights neofunctionalist research programs in cultural sociology, social change, the professions and inequality, political sociology and feminist sociology.

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ul J C Alexander and P Colomy 1985 Toward Neo
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R Robertson and F Lechner 1985 Modernization
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J C Alexander 1978 Formal and Substantive
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Edited by Paul Colomy, Department of Sociology, University of Denver, US

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