Social Roles and Social Institutions: Essays in Honor of Rose Laub Coser, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Social Roles and Social Institutions

Essays in Honor of Rose Laub Coser, 2nd Edition

By James T. Tedeschi


289 pages

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Paperback: 9781560007975
pub: 1995-01-30

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The concept of social roles highlights sociology's distinctive approach to understanding human behavior. Social roles link behavior to structural positions and social expectations. They are important connecting rods between the individual and large-scale societal analysis. Consequently, role theory is an essential tool for understanding social institutions, the nature of interpersonal influence, socialization, and the ways in which individuals define no less than are defined by structural change. Bennett M. Berger provides a rich informal context for understanding how this has come about in American social science.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General