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Comparative Social Dynamics

Essays In Honor Of S. N. Eisenstadt, 1st Edition

By Erik Cohen


424 pages

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Hardback: 9780367014896
pub: 2019-05-31
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These original articles relate to major themes in the comparative study of the dynamics of cultures, modernization, and social and political change. The authors, ranking scholars in their fields, provide fresh and important insights to the study of topics such as the interface of anthropological and sociological theory, the dynamics of Latin Americ

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Preface -- S. N. Eisenstadt: Some Personal Observations -- Process and Change in Tribal and Historical Societies -- A Generation After "From Generation to Generation": Coevals and Competitors in "Cattle Complex" Societies -- The Ecological Dynamics of Empires: Seventeenth-Century Crises in Ottoman Turkey and Ming China -- Tradition and Transformation in India and China: A Total-Society Approach -- Two Types of Spatial Boundaries -- The Sources of Charismatic Leadership: Max Weber Revisited -- Sociocultural Change in Thailand: A Reconceptualization -- Sociopolitical Roles of Muslim Clerics and Scholars in West Africa -- Imperial Breakdown: S. N. Eisenstadt's Work and the Spanish-American Case -- A Critical Commentary on Tocqueville's Prophecies: Bureaucratization and Its Evolution in French Administration -- Modernization -- The Changing Centers of Modernity -- Institutionalized Inequalities, the Structure of Trust, and Clientelism in Modern Latin America -- Interpreting Traditions in a Developmental Planning Context: A Malawian Case Study -- Internal Migration: Determinants and Policies -- Exit—The Gains and Losses of International Migration -- Sociology of Science -- Puritanism and Modern Science: A Study in the Continuity and Coherence of Sociological Research -- Borrowing the Concept of Energy in Freudian Psychoanalysis -- Israeli Society -- Strategies of Class Formation: The Case of the Labor Movement in the Jewish Community of Palestine, 1918–1948 -- Between the Primordial and the Civil Definitions of the Collective Identity: Eretz Israel or the State of Israel? -- Urban Patronage in Israel -- Theories of Participatory Democracy and the Kibbutz -- Integration in Army and Nation: An Essay in Institutional Permeability -- Sociological and Anthropological Theory -- "Institutionalization" and "Collective Behavior": Points of Contact Between Eisenstadt's Functionalism and Symbolic Interactionism -- Charisma, Liminality, and Symbolic Types -- Genes and Culture: Thoughts on Methodology and Biological Analogies in Social Theory -- Tractatus Sociologico-Philosophicus -- Other Titles of Interest from Westview Press

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