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The Resource A treatise on social theory, Volume 2, Substantive social theory, W. G. Runciman, (electronic resource )

A treatise on social theory, Volume 2, Substantive social theory, W. G. Runciman, (electronic resource )

Label
A treatise on social theory, Volume 2, Substantive social theory
Title
A treatise on social theory
Title number
Volume 2
Title part
Substantive social theory
Statement of responsibility
W. G. Runciman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This second of three volumes sets out a general account of the structure and evolution of human societies. The author argues first that societies are to be defined as sets of roles whose incumbents are competitors for access to, or control of, the means of production, persuasion and coercion; and second, that the process by which societies evolve is one of competitive selection of the practices by which roles are defined analagous, but not reducible, to natural selection. He illustrates and tests these theses with evidence drawn from the whole range of societies documented in the historical and ethnographic record. The result is an original, powerful and far-reaching reformulation of evolutionary sociological theory which will make it possible to do for the classification and analysis of societies what Darwin and his successors have done for the classification and analysis of species.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Runciman, W. G.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology
  • Sociology
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Social structure
  • England
Label
A treatise on social theory, Volume 2, Substantive social theory, W. G. Runciman, (electronic resource )
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511583469
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511583469
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 493 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521249591
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48139480
Label
A treatise on social theory, Volume 2, Substantive social theory, W. G. Runciman, (electronic resource )
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511583469
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511583469
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 493 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521249591
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48139480

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