Exchange and Power in Social Life

Transaction Publishers, 1964 - 352 pagina's

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The Structure of Social Associations
Social Integration
Social Support
Social Exchange
Differentiation of Power
The Dynamics of Change and Adjustment in Groups
Legitimation and Organization
Mediating Values in Complex Structures
The Dynamics of Substructures
Dialectical Forces
Name Index
Subject Index

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Pagina 225 - And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour ; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him ; breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth : as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.
Pagina 14 - Action is social in so far as by virtue of the subjective meaning attached to it by the acting individual (or individuals), it takes account of the behavior of others and is thereby oriented in its course
Pagina 313 - Thus dialectics reduced itself to the science of the general laws of motion, both of the external world and of human thinking...
Pagina 119 - By supplying services in demand to others, a person establishes power over them. If he regularly renders needed services they cannot readily obtain elsewhere, others become dependent on and obligated to him for these services...
Pagina 2 - All contacts among men rest on the schema of giving and returning the equivalence.
Pagina 116 - the probability that a command with a given specific content will be obeyed by a given group of persons" (Theory, 152). 5. " 'Power' (Macht) is the probability that one actor within a social relationship will be in a position to carry out his own will despite resistance, regardless of the basis on which this probability rests
Pagina 254 - A society can neither create itself nor recreate itself without at the same time creating an ideal. This creation is not a sort of work of supererogation for it, by which it would complete itself, being already formed; it is the act by which it is periodically made and remade.
Pagina 201 - the probability that certain specific commands (or all commands) from a given source will be obeyed by a given group of persons."2 The group willingly obeys because its members consider it legitimate for this source to control them.
Pagina 14 - Sociology (in the sense in which this highly ambiguous word is used here) is a science which attempts the interpretive understanding of social action in order thereby to arrive at a causal explanation of its course and effects. In 'action...

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