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The Resource The causal power of social structures : emergence, structure and agency, Dave Elder-Vass, (electronic resource)

The causal power of social structures : emergence, structure and agency, Dave Elder-Vass, (electronic resource)

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The causal power of social structures : emergence, structure and agency
Title
The causal power of social structures
Title remainder
emergence, structure and agency
Statement of responsibility
Dave Elder-Vass
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The problem of structure and agency has been the subject of intense debate in the social sciences for over 100 years. This book offers a solution. Using a critical realist version of the theory of emergence, Dave Elder-Vass argues that, instead of ascribing causal significance to an abstract notion of social structure or a monolithic concept of society, we must recognise that it is specific groups of people that have social structural power. Some of these groups are entities with emergent causal powers, distinct from those of human individuals. Yet these powers also depend on the contributions of human individuals, and this book examines the mechanisms through which interactions between human individuals generate the causal powers of some types of social structures. The Causal Power of Social Structures makes particularly important contributions to the theory of human agency and to our understanding of normative institutions.--
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Elder-Vass, Dave
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Social structure
  • Causation
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The causal power of social structures : emergence, structure and agency, Dave Elder-Vass, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511761720
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The problem of structure and agency ; Emergence and social structure ; How to read this book ; Critical realism -- Emergence. Relational emergence ; Strong enterprise ; Morphogenesis and morphostasis ; Conclusion -- Cause. Covering law theories of causality ; Realism and casual power ; Actual causation ; Reductionism ; Downward causation ; Conclusion -- Social ontology and social structure. The elements of emergence ; A method for social ontology ; Applying the method ; Social structure ; Three facets of social structure ; What kind of structural element is social structure? ; Four concepts of social structure ; Conclusion -- Agency. The emergence of the mental ; An emergentist theory of action ; Bourdieu's habitus ; Archer versus Bourdieu ; Synthesising Archer and Bourdieu ; Conclusion -- Normative institutions. Theories of social institutions ; Norm circles ; Norm circle boundaries ; Intersectionality between normative circles ; Change in social institutions ; Institutions and structuration theory ; Conclusion -- Organisations. Interaction groups ; Associations ; The casual power of organizations ; Individuals in organisations ; Authority and organisations ; Organisations and institutions ; Conclusion -- Social events. A micro-social interaction ; Micro-social explanations ; From micro to macro ; Macro-actors and macro-consequences ; Collective macro-events ; Statistical macro-events : Durkheim and suicide ; Conclusion -- Conclusion. The casual power of social structures ; For and against naturalism ; The spatial disarticulation of social structures ; An agenda for research
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CR9780511761720
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 221 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
9780511761720
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)692197517
Label
The causal power of social structures : emergence, structure and agency, Dave Elder-Vass, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511761720
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
Contents
Introduction. The problem of structure and agency ; Emergence and social structure ; How to read this book ; Critical realism -- Emergence. Relational emergence ; Strong enterprise ; Morphogenesis and morphostasis ; Conclusion -- Cause. Covering law theories of causality ; Realism and casual power ; Actual causation ; Reductionism ; Downward causation ; Conclusion -- Social ontology and social structure. The elements of emergence ; A method for social ontology ; Applying the method ; Social structure ; Three facets of social structure ; What kind of structural element is social structure? ; Four concepts of social structure ; Conclusion -- Agency. The emergence of the mental ; An emergentist theory of action ; Bourdieu's habitus ; Archer versus Bourdieu ; Synthesising Archer and Bourdieu ; Conclusion -- Normative institutions. Theories of social institutions ; Norm circles ; Norm circle boundaries ; Intersectionality between normative circles ; Change in social institutions ; Institutions and structuration theory ; Conclusion -- Organisations. Interaction groups ; Associations ; The casual power of organizations ; Individuals in organisations ; Authority and organisations ; Organisations and institutions ; Conclusion -- Social events. A micro-social interaction ; Micro-social explanations ; From micro to macro ; Macro-actors and macro-consequences ; Collective macro-events ; Statistical macro-events : Durkheim and suicide ; Conclusion -- Conclusion. The casual power of social structures ; For and against naturalism ; The spatial disarticulation of social structures ; An agenda for research
Control code
CR9780511761720
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 221 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
9780511761720
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)692197517

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