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American Ethnicity: The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination

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American Ethnicity is a brief text that provides an accessible introduction to the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations. Key concepts and theories are summarized, and the authors develop a simple theoretical framework that guides the presentation of data on…
On The Origins Of Human Emotions: A Sociological Inquiry into the Evolution of Human Affect

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Language and culture are often seen as unique characteristics of human beings. In this book the author argues that our ability to use a wide array of emotions evolved long before spoken language and, in fact, constituted a preadaptation for the speech and culture…
Handbook Of The Sociology Of Emotions
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|August 23, 2016

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For almost thirty years, sociologists have increasingly theorized about and conducted research on human emotions. Surprisingly, it was not until the 1970s that the sociology of emotions emerged as a coherent field of inquiry. What makes this late date surprising…
Handbook on Evolution and Society: Toward an Evolutionary Social Science

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Handbook on Evolution and Society brings together original chapters by prominent scholars who have been instrumental in the revival of evolutionary theorizing and research in the social sciences over the last twenty-five years. Previously unpublished essays…
Theoretical Principles Of Sociology, Volume 1: Macrodynamics

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In a general study of Sociological Theory, social processes are usually broken down into three tiers: macrodynamics (societies and large-scale institutions), microdynamics (interpersonal encounters), and mesodynamics (corporations, communities, smaller…
Handbook of Neurosociology
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|August 20, 2013

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Until recently, a handbook on neurosociology would have been viewed with skepticism by sociologists, who have long been protective of their disciplinary domain against perceived encroachment by biology. But a number of developments in the last decade or so have…
The Emergence Of Sociological Theory
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|November 23, 2011

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This scholarly text covers the first one hundred years of sociological theorizing, from 1830 to 1930, focusing primarily on Comte, Spencer, Marx, Weber, Simmel, Durkheim, and Mead. The authors provide an in-depth examination of these early sociological theorists…
Handbook of Sociological Theory
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|May 17, 2006

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This wide-ranging handbook presents in-depth discussions on the array of subspecialties that comprise the field of sociological theory. Prominent theorists working in a variety of traditions discuss methodologies and strategies; the cultural turn in sociological…
The Sociology of Emotions
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|March 14, 2005

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This book reviews the theoretical and empirical work in the sociology of emotions, with appendices on relevant psychological theories as they intersect with sociological theories. After being grouped into several basic approaches: cultural, dramaturgical,…
Human Institutions: A Theory of Societal Evolution
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|March 25, 2003

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In recent years 'the New Institutionalism' has focused more on organizations in their social and cultural environments than on societal-level institutional systems. Thus, missing from these studies has been a larger sociological analysis of institutions, per…
The New Evolutionary Sociology: Recent And Revitalized Theoretical And Methodological Approaches

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For decades, evolutionary analysis was overlooked or altogether ignored by sociologists. Fears and biases persisted nearly a century after Auguste Comte gave the discipline its name, as did concerns that its effect would only reduce sociology to another…
Revolt From The Middle: Emotional Stratification And Change In Post-industrial Societies

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Those who address conflict resulting from differing socio-economic groups (stratification systems) focus on the arousal of negative emotions. Less frequently explored are the effects of positive emotions, particularly among the middle classes in industrial and…
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