The Astructural Bias Charge: Myth or Reality? (Studies in Symbolic Interaction #46) (Hardcover)

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By Norman K. Denzin (Editor), Gil Richard Musolf (Editor)
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This is book number 46 in the Studies in Symbolic Interaction series.


The charge that symbolic interactionism (SI) is impaired by an astructural bias orbits around a number of sociology's core concerns: structure and agency, methodological individualism and methodological holism, the micro-macro link, the proper procedures to conduct research and when to state and how to test hypotheses and, whether interactionism can address structural concerns such as class, race, gender, power, and oppression. The Astructural Bias: Myth or Reality constitutes a collection of outstanding essays by scholars who address the concern of an astructural bias. Chapters explore the nature of social structure and SI's effectiveness in using the concept. This volume is beneficial for contemporary interactionists and their critics, social theorists, and all students of sociology who are interested in assessing the ability of SI to fully address the grave social circumstances and social problems of an increasingly precarious and dangerous world.

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Edited by Gil Richard Musolf, Central Michigan University, USA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786350367
ISBN-10: 178635036X
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2016
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Studies in Symbolic Interaction

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