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Theorizing the Dynamics of Social Processes : Current Perspectives in Social Theory - Harry Dahms

Theorizing the Dynamics of Social Processes

Current Perspectives in Social Theory

By: Harry Dahms (Editor), Lawrence Hazelrigg (Editor)

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Published: 18th August 2010
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The chapters in this volume represent steps in the direction of demonstrating the importance of efforts to theorize the dynamics of specific social, cultural, political, and/or economic processes to the social sciences in general. They aim to clarify how those efforts are central to the core mission of each of the social sciences, and how social theory is both especially well positioned to tackle this challenge and to accept responsibility for illuminating related possibilities. The papers address the nature and importance of 'process' in studying modern (industrialized, post-industrial, capitalist, postmodern, globalizing, etc.) societies - at macro, meso, or micro-scale. The volume's overall purpose is to assemble a set of essays that invent, develop, and/or demonstrate strategies for theorizing one or several dynamic processes, so as to identify, illustrate by example, and analyze specific problems as well as connect theorizations of process across different disciplines of inquiry.

Editorial Boardp. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Dynamics of Process Between Social Science and Social Theory
On Theorizing The Dynamics of Process: A Propaedeutic Introductionp. 3
Affinities Between The Project of Dynamic Theory and the Tradition of Critical Theory: A Sketchp. 81
Theorizing Process: Class, Social Inequality, and A New Reading of Marx
History and the "Processing" of Class in Social Theoryp. 101
Domination, Contention, and The Negotiation of Inequality: A Theoretical Proposalp. 123
The Labor-Value Relation and Its Transformations: Revisiting Marx's Value Theoryp. 163
Theorizing "Globalization"
Globalization in and Out, Or "How can There be A Constructivist Theory of Globalization?"p. 215
Conceptualizing Globalization in Terms of Flowsp. 247
Theorizing Two Specific Social Processes: Anti-Semitism and Architecture
Why Nazified Germans Killed Jewish People: Insights from Agent-Based Modeling of Genocidal Actionsp. 275
Economy and Field in the Rise of Postmodern Architecturep. 343
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ISBN: 9780857242235
ISBN-10: 0857242237
Series: Current Perspectives in Social Theory
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 18th August 2010
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.7