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Interaction Ritual Chains

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Zusatztext "Collins's book is a major contribution to contemporary sociological theory. His approach--a genuinely sociological microfoundation of sociology--is well chosen and carefully carried out . . . Interaction ritual theory helps to enrich our knowledge about a core process of social life. Interaction Ritual Chains is a book offering rich insights into this core process." ---Richard Münch, American Journal of Sociology Informationen zum Autor Randall Collins is Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of eleven books, including The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change, Four Sociological Traditions , and The Credential Society . Klappentext " Interaction Ritual Chains is a major statement by a major scholar at the top of his game. Starting with a parsimonious set of insights gleaned from the best current work in microsociology, the author builds a compelling theory of how these insights can inform models of the behavior of families, communities, organizations, and nation-states. The book will measurably shape the way that social scientists approach the business of understanding and explaining human behavior." --Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University "This book elaborates an original, bold theory about fundamental social processes that is likely to generate considerable debate among social scientists. It is also the most important statement of one of sociology's most distinguished theorists. Collins' contribution will be seminal not only because it brings to the fore the often neglected emotional dimension of social life, but also because it pushes further our understanding of group boundaries in the production of social inequality. It will become a must for all social scientists, including those who will disagree." --Michèle Lamont, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, and author of The Dignity of Working Men Zusammenfassung Attempts to develop a "radical microsociology". This book proposes that successful rituals create symbols of group membership and pump up individuals with emotional energy, while failed rituals drain emotional energy. Inhaltsverzeichnis 7946022 ...

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Authors Collins, Randall Collins
Assisted by Paul J. Dimaggio (Editor), Michele Lamont (Editor)
Publisher Princeton University Press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 25.07.2005
EAN 9780691123899
ISBN 978-0-691-12389-9
No. of pages 464
Dimensions 152 mm x 229 mm x 25 mm
Series Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology
Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology
Subject Natural sciences, medicine, IT, technology > Medicine

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