The Theory of Social Structure

1st Edition

S.F. Nadel

Routledge
Published August 28, 2013
Reference - 178 Pages
ISBN 9780415866682 - CAT# Y153026

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Summary

The main feature of this book is a discussion of 'role analysis' and its relevance to social structure. Arguing that the role system of a society is the matrix of its social structure, the author presents a detailed theoretical analysis of the problems inherent in this approach.
Chapters cover:
· The problems of role analysis.
· Conformity and deviance
· The coherence of role systems
· Degrees of abstraction
· Structure, time and reality
Originally published in 1957.

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