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Modern Social Theory : Key Debates And New Directions - Derek Layder

Modern Social Theory

Key Debates And New Directions

Hardcover Published: 27th March 1997
ISBN: 9781857283853
Number Of Pages: 272

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This book is intended for undergraduate courses in social theory for second and third year sociology students, as well as postgraduate and academic researchers. Secondary markets include social psychology, social geography, social anthopology, cultural studies.

Outline of the theory of social domainsp. 1
Power and emotionp. 13
Some basic propositionsp. 19
Codap. 28
The contours of everyday lifep. 29
Language, communication and self-identityp. 29
Awareness, self-deception and emotionp. 33
Decentring the subject: the role of discoursep. 42
Psychobiography: subjective careersp. 47
Face-to-face conduct: the actor's perspectivep. 52
Scheff on emotion and social interactionp. 56
Encounters and trustp. 62
Trust, self and ontological securityp. 67
Conclusion: the person and social encountersp. 73
The social fabric examinedp. 76
Preview of concepts and issuesp. 76
Some key terms and conceptsp. 82
The nature and modes of situated activityp. 88
Habermas's lifeworld - system distinctionp. 99
Social domains and lifeworld - system interlocksp. 105
Settings and the duality of social relationsp. 110
Social systems, fields of activity and contextual resourcesp. 114
Culture, ideology and discoursep. 118
Resources, social activity and discoursep. 122
The nature and analysis of discoursep. 126
Situated activity and social systemsp. 133
The social fabric: some preliminary conclusionsp. 145
Power and control in modernityp. 147
Foucault and the nature of modern powerp. 148
Implications of Foucault's view of powerp. 151
Giddens on powerp. 164
The dialectic of controlp. 166
Habermas and systemic powerp. 172
Power as multi-form and interlockingp. 174
Conclusion: power and everyday encountersp. 189
Creativity and constraint in social lifep. 190
The nature of social constraintsp. 191
Discourse and social reproductionp. 203
Goffman and the interaction orderp. 210
Goffman and the "loose-coupling" of social ordersp. 216
The multi-form nature of social processesp. 220
The creation and replication of society and social lifep. 227
Conclusion: creativity and constraint in social lifep. 239
Conclusionp. 241
Encounters, subjectivity and integrationp. 241
Contours of the theory of social domainsp. 246
Bibliographyp. 255
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9781857283853
ISBN-10: 1857283856
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 27th March 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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