Collective behavior and social movements

process and structure

Author: Gary T. Marx,Doug McAdam

Publisher: Pearson College Div


Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Drawing from research and insights from both fields, this text provides an integrated framework for looking at both collective behavior and social movements. KEY TOPICS: It covers the study of collective behavior; collective behavior process; collective behavior in culturally tolerant and maladaptive settings; collective behavior in oppositional settings. For sociologists and all those interested in collective behavior and social movements.

The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences

Author: Ian C Jarvie,Jesus Zamora-Bonilla

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446209717

Category: Social Science

Page: 772

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- what is the relationship between the social sciences and the natural sciences? - where do today's dominant approaches to doing social science come from? - what are the main fissures and debates in contemporary social scientific thought? - how are we to make sense of seemingly contrasting approaches to how social scientists find out about the world and justify their claims to have knowledge of it? In this exciting handbook, Ian Jarvie and Jesús Zamora-Bonilla have put together a wide-ranging and authoritative overview of the main philosophical currents and traditions at work in the social sciences today. Starting with the history of social scientific thought, this handbook sets out to explore that core fundamentals of social science practice, from issues of ontology and epistemology to issues of practical method. Along the way it investigates such notions as paradigm, empiricism, postmodernism, naturalism, language, agency, power, culture, and causality. Bringing together in one volume leading authorities in the field from around the world, this book will be a must-have for any serious scholar or student of the social sciences.

Symbolic Interactionism: Foundations and history

Author: Kenneth Plummer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: 9781852781583

Category: Symbolic interactionism

Page: 523

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These two authoritative volumes provide a valuable resource for students of symbolic interactionism. Volume I traces the historical roots of interactionism and analyzes the work of many of the earlier pragmatists and sociologists who shaped the interactionist tradition. It also considers the contemporary debate about the impact of Mead and gives special prominence to the work of the late Herbert Blumer. Volume II takes as its starting point the critique of interactionism, which gathered momentum during the 1970s, and shows that many of these earlier critics were misguided. The readings provided suggest interactionism can be linked strongly to structure, power, history, emotion and language.

Political Violence, Crises and Revolutions (Routledge Revivals)

Theories and Research

Author: Ekkart Zimmermann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136599754

Category: Political Science

Page: 810

View: 5823


First published in 1983, this extraordinary study provides a comprehensive systematic evaluation of cross-national theorizing and quantitative empirical evidence on four interrelated phenomena: Political violenceCrisesMilitary Coups D' ÉtatRevolutions. Findings from social-psychological research on aggression are integrated in this outstanding study, as well as results reported in social-historical studies of revolution. The focus of the book is always on analytical perspectives and correspondi.


the science of human organization

Author: Jonathan H. Turner

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co


Category: Social Science

Page: 479

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Society today

Author: Norman Goodman,Gary T. Marx

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780394325507

Category: Social Science

Page: 561

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