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On Social Organization and Social Control : Heritage of Sociology Series - Morris Janowitz

On Social Organization and Social Control

Heritage of Sociology Series

By: Morris Janowitz, James Burk (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1991
ISBN: 9780226393032
Number Of Pages: 332

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In the four decades following the end of World War II, Morris Janowitz (1919-88) published major works in macrosociology, urban and political sociology, race and ethnic relations, and the study of armed forces and society. His research was deeply rooted in the traditions of philosophical pragmatism and the Chicago school of sociology, influences which led him to reject grand theories and mechanistic explanations of social life. Yet he remained confident in the capacity of sociological reason to come to grips with central aspects of the human condition. On the basis of his studies, Janowitz came to believe that the transition from early to advanced industrial society radically altered institutional organization to make democratic social control more difficult, though not impossible, to achieve. The task of his "pragmatic sociology" was to identify fundamental trends in the social organization of industrial societies, to indicate their substantive implications for social control, and to clarify realistic alternatives for institution building which would strengthen the prospects for maintaining liberal democratic regimes.
In this volume, James Burk selects from Janowitz's scholarly writings to provide a comprehensive overview of his wide-ranging interests. Organized to demonstrate the common logic of inquiry and substantive unity of Janowitz's contribution to several subfields of sociology, the collection includes analyses of the concept of social control, ethnic intolerance and hostility, citizenship in Western societies, models for urban education, and the professionalization of military elites. Burk provides a richly detailed, critical account of Janowitz's intellectual development, placing his writings in historical context and showing their continuing relevance for sociological research. Useful to both students and specialists, the volume is an important source for the ideas and methods of one of sociology's leading figures.

Introduction: A Pragmatic Sociology
The Logic of Sociological Inquiry
Styles of Theory Construction
The Concept of Social Control
Theory and Policy: Engineering versus Enlightenment Models
Social Organization: Institutional Development in Advanced Industrial Society4. Professionalization of Military Elites
The Social Dimensions of the Local Community
Inequality, Occupations, and Welfare
The Emergence of Weak Political Regimes
Primary Groups and Personal Control8. Social Personality and Personal Control
Cohesion and Disintegration in the Wehrmacht in World War II
Ethnic Intolerance and Hostility
The Psychological Context of Welfare
Social Control: Citizenship and Democratic Polity12. Observations on the Sociology of Citizenship: Obligations and Rights
Military Institutions and Citizenship in Western Societies
Mass Media and Popular Distrust
The Social Ecology of Citizenship
Models for Urban Education
Institution Building for Military Stabilization
Toward the Reconstruction of Patriotism
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ISBN: 9780226393032
ISBN-10: 0226393038
Series: Heritage of Sociology Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st January 1991
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 15.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.62

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