Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

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Self, Social Structure,
and Beliefs

Explorations in Sociology

EDITED BY
Jeffrey C. Alexander, Gary T. Marx,
and Christine L. Williams

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Berkeley Los Angeles London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Chapter 1 - Neil Smelser as a Sociologist of Synthesis 1
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • Part I - Self 15
  • Introduction 17
  • Chapter 2 - The Sociological Eye and the Psychoanalytic Ear 21
  • Note *
  • References *
  • Chapter 3 - The Commodity Frontier 38
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • Chapter 4 - Flexible Work, Fragmented Consumption, Fragile Selves 57
  • References *
  • Part II - Social Structure 75
  • Introduction 77
  • Chapter 5 - Rational Choice and Sociology 82
  • Note *
  • References *
  • Chapter 6 - Enlisting Smelser's Theory of Ambivalence to Maintain Progress in Sociology of Religion's New Paradigm 103
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • Chapter 7 - Circuits of Commerce 122
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • Chapter 8 - Trust as an Aspect of Social Structure 145
  • References *
  • Chapter 9 - Differentiation and Competition in the Academic Sector of Society 168
  • References *
  • Part III - Beliefs 189
  • Introduction 191
  • Chapter 10 - The Case of Britain's Patrials 195
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • Chapter 11 - Causal Reasoning, Historical Logic, and Sociological Explanation 216
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • Chapter 12 - From Psychoanalysis to Culture? 234
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  • Chapter 13 - The Importance of Theory 254
  • References *
  • Contributors 269
  • Index 273
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