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The Resource Very different, but much the same : the evolution of English society since 1714, W.G. Runciman

Very different, but much the same : the evolution of English society since 1714, W.G. Runciman

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Very different, but much the same : the evolution of English society since 1714
Title
Very different, but much the same
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the evolution of English society since 1714
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W.G. Runciman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book takes as its starting point the distribution of political, ideological, and economic power between English society's constituent roles from the time when Daniel Defoe was writing Robinson Crusoe, and argues that Defoe would find it remarkably similar three centuries later despite all the changes in technology, lifestyles, amenities, beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values by which he would no doubt be astonished. 0The disjunction between the two is explained by bringing to bear the approach of current evolutionary sociological theory in which the reproduction or extinction of a society's institutional practices is traced to selective environmental pressures which are independent of the personal motives and subjective experiences of the individuals whose practices they are. It is further argued that the rates of high absolute and low relative social mobility that sociologists have documented in detail for the twentieth century are likely to have been much the same during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The conclusion drawn is that for as long as the country was not defeated in a European war, the probability of a radical change in institutional distribution of power was extremely low throughout, however much contemporary observers or later historians would have either welcomed or deplored it.--
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1934-
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Runciman, W. G.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • England
  • England
  • England
  • Great Britain
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Very different, but much the same : the evolution of English society since 1714, W.G. Runciman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What changed, and what didn't? -- Politics and the power of the state -- Ideology and the power of prestige -- Economics and the power of markets -- Why does intergenerational social mobility matter?
Control code
FIEb17658615
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 190 pages
Isbn
9780198712428
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)897015331
Label
Very different, but much the same : the evolution of English society since 1714, W.G. Runciman
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
What changed, and what didn't? -- Politics and the power of the state -- Ideology and the power of prestige -- Economics and the power of markets -- Why does intergenerational social mobility matter?
Control code
FIEb17658615
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 190 pages
Isbn
9780198712428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)897015331

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