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The Resource The relational subject, Pierpaolo Donati and Margaret S. Archer

The relational subject, Pierpaolo Donati and Margaret S. Archer

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The relational subject
Title
The relational subject
Statement of responsibility
Pierpaolo Donati and Margaret S. Archer
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many social theorists now call themselves 'relational sociologists', but mean entirely different things by it. The majority endorse a 'flat ontology', dealing exclusively with dyadic relations. Consequently, they cannot explain the context in which relationships occur or their consequences, except as resultants of endless 'transactions'. This book adopts a different approach which regards 'the relation' itself as an emergent property, with internal causal effects upon its participants and external ones on others. The authors argue that most 'relationists' seem unaware that analytical philosophers, such as Searle, Gilbert and Tuomela, have spent years trying to conceptualize the 'We' as dependent upon shared intentionality. Donati and Archer change the focus away from 'We thinking' and argue that 'We-ness' derives from subjects' reflexive orientations towards the emergent relational 'goods' and 'evils' they themselves generate. Their approach could be called 'relational realism', though they suggest that realists, too, have failed to explore the 'relational subject'.--
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DLC
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1946-
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Donati, Pierpaolo
Dewey number
301
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Archer, Margaret Scotford
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  • Intergroup relations
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Social interaction
  • Sociology
Label
The relational subject, Pierpaolo Donati and Margaret S. Archer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: 1. Introduction: relational sociology: reflexive and realist -- 2. The plural subject versus the relational subject -- Part II: Prologue: the sources of relational subjects and their resources -- 3. The relational subject and the person: self, agent and actor -- 4. Socialization as relational reflexivity -- 5. Culture reproaches to relationist sociology -- Part III: Prologue: the range of relational subjects: where and how they emerge -- 6. When relational subjects generate relational goods -- 7. The emergence of collective relational subjects and their societal impact: beyond the market/state binary code -- 8. Relational subjects and the ravages of globalized markets: the need for subjects with relational ethics -- 9. Conclusions: collective subjects and the added value of social relations
Control code
FIEb17728411
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 347 pages
Isbn
9781107106116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905344036
Label
The relational subject, Pierpaolo Donati and Margaret S. Archer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: 1. Introduction: relational sociology: reflexive and realist -- 2. The plural subject versus the relational subject -- Part II: Prologue: the sources of relational subjects and their resources -- 3. The relational subject and the person: self, agent and actor -- 4. Socialization as relational reflexivity -- 5. Culture reproaches to relationist sociology -- Part III: Prologue: the range of relational subjects: where and how they emerge -- 6. When relational subjects generate relational goods -- 7. The emergence of collective relational subjects and their societal impact: beyond the market/state binary code -- 8. Relational subjects and the ravages of globalized markets: the need for subjects with relational ethics -- 9. Conclusions: collective subjects and the added value of social relations
Control code
FIEb17728411
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 347 pages
Isbn
9781107106116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905344036

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