Theoretical Principles of Sociology, Volume 3

Mesodynamics

Authors: Turner, Jonathan H.

  • Offers in-depth coverage of meso-dynamic sociological theory
  • Supplements detailed theoretical discussion with concrete applications
  • Third volume of a 3 volume work covering macro, micro and meso level dynamics
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The meso-level realm of social reality is structured by corporate and categoric units, along with their respective cultures. Unlike the macro and micro realms of social reality, the meso-level does not reveal its own unique forces. Rather, the dynamics of meso-structures and cultures are driven by macro- and micro-level forces pushing on individual and collective actors as they build corporate units and develop parameters defining membership in particular social categories.

About the authors

Jonathan H.Turner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 1968, and since the 1969-1970 academic year,he has been at UCR. Within the discipline, he is known primarily as a general theorist, although he has a number of more subtantive specialities,including: the sociology of emotions, ethnic relations, social institututions, social stratification, and bio-sociology. He has been Faculty Research Lecturer at UCR, and in the profession, he has been president of the Pacific Sociological Association and California Sociological Association. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has lectured widely all over the world, and he has been a visiting professor at Cambridge University, UK, Universitat Bremen, Germany, Universitat Bielefeld, German, Shandong University and Nan Kai University, Peoples Republic at China.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Meso-level Realm of Social Reality

    Turner, Jonathan H.

    Pages 1-27

  • Macro-dynamic Environments of the Meso Realm

    Turner, Jonathan H.

    Pages 29-90

  • Micro Environments of the Meso Realm

    Turner, Jonathan H.

    Pages 91-114

  • The Dynamics of Categoric Units

    Turner, Jonathan H.

    Pages 115-170

  • The Dynamics of Groups

    Turner, Jonathan H.

    Pages 171-212

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theoretical Principles of Sociology, Volume 3
Book Subtitle
Mesodynamics
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6221-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6221-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6220-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0047-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 434
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