Realist social theory : the morphogenetic approach /

Building on her seminal contribution to social theory in Culture and Agency, in this 1995 book Margaret Archer develops her morphogenetic approach, applying it to the problem of structure and agency. Since structure and agency constitute different levels of stratified social reality, each possesses...

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Main Author: Archer, Margaret Scotford (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. The vexatious fact of society
  • -- Part I. The Problem of Structure and Agency: Four Alternative Solutions. 2. Individualism versus collectivism: querying the terms of the debate
  • - 3. Taking time to link structure and agency
  • - 4. Elision and central conflation
  • - 5. Realism and morphogenesis
  • -- Part II. The Morphogenetic Cycle. 6. Analytical dualism: the basis of the morphogenetic approach
  • - 7. Structural and cultural conditioning
  • - 8. The morphogenesis of agency
  • - 9. Social elaboration.