The Idea of Social Structure: Papers in Honor of Robert K. Merton

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Abstractness, in idea-system, 111
Academic institutions, competition among, 134-35
Academic reputation, research and, 123, 124, 126-27
Accessibility, community planning and, 292
Accounting scheme, 47-48, 49, 54-55
Achievement-oriented society, relative deprivation in, 365
Action(s) (Activities): elements of, 47; and legitimate and illegitimate use of power, 227-35; perceived as "intellectual," 442; segmentation of, 237; and social system, 71- 72; unorganized and formerly organized, 48; see also Action theory; Aggregated action research
Action theory: and functional analysis, 78- 79; and sociology of knowledge, 105-09
Adanson, Michel, 347
Adaptation, 75; and character formation, 26; to conflicting expectations, 243-44; as function of social system, 76
"Admiration Derby," and secondary analysis of reference idols, 267-77
Advantage, accumulation of, 161-62
Adversary culture, 440
Affect, 78
Age: and collaboration, 60; and creativity, 55; of influentials, in emergence of scientific specialties, 150-51; rank-specific, of role models, 315-16; and selection of reference idols, 275-76, 277-78
Aggregate action research: and art of asking why, 46-47; empirical, 45-62; historical background of, 45-48; and narcotizing dysfunction of mass media, 52
Aggregative group characteristics, 348
Aging, and communications behavior, 392-98
Alba, Richard, 346
Alienation: and complexity of social relations, 240-46; and creativity, 447; and individualism, 242; of intellectuals, 438, 440; and loss of Gemeinschaft, 242-43; Marx on, 240-41, 242; and number of role partners, 244-46
Allocation of resources, and differential advantage, 162
Almond, Gabriel, 276-77
Alternatives: and information, 212; patterning of, 17-18; socially structured, 112-13
Alters, role relation to egos, 126
Ambiguity, irony and, 324

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