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Structuralism in Sociology
An Approach to Knowledge
Structuralism in Sociology
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Fred Emil Katz - Author
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Hardcover - 218 pages
Release Date: June 1976
ISBN10: 0-87395-318-5
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-318-4

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Summary

Presents original concepts concerning the sociology of role theory, knowledge, and structuralism; organizes certain other concepts in a new and fruitful way; and introduces perspectives (e.g., indeterminacy, autonomy) in an illuminating manner. Apt illustrations, diagrams, and elaborate comments are presented on each theory.

“Particularly useful for advanced undergraduates in sociology.” — CHOICE



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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction


Part I. Embeddedness of Knowledge
1. Indeterminacy and the Structure of Systems
2. Indeterminacy and Social Systems
3. Separation and Fusion of Social Structures: The Case of Social Roles

Part II. Translation Processes
4. The Sociology of Translation: A Third Culture
5. Pursuit of Scientific Theory: The Case of Sociology

Part III. Deployment of Knowledge in Social Contexts
6. The Learning of Roles: The Case for Discontinuous Preparation for Adulthood
7. Harnessing Knowledge amid Status Struggles: The Case of Nurses in Hospitals

Conclusion


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