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The sociology of social change / Piotr Sztompka.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Oxford : Blackwell, 1993.ISBN:
  • 0631182055
  • 0631182063
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 303.4 20
LOC classification:
  • HM101
Contents:
Pt. I. Concepts and Categories. 1. Fundamental concepts in the study of change. 2. Vicissitudes of the idea of progress. 3. The temporal dimension of society: social time. 4. Modalities of historical tradition. 5. Modernity and beyond. 6. The globalization of human society -- Pt. II. Three Grand Visions of History. 7. Classical evolutionism. 8. Neo-evolutionism. 9. Theories of modernization, old and new. 10. Theories of historical cycles. 11. Historical materialism -- Pt. III. The Alternative Vision: Making History. 12. Against developmentalism: the modern critique. 13. History as a human product: the evolving theory of agency. 14. The new historical sociology: concreteness and contingency. 15. Social becoming: the essence of historical change -- Pt. IV. Aspects of Social Becoming. 16. Ideas as historical forces. 17. Normative emergence: evasions and innovations. 18. Great individuals as agents of change. 19. Social movements as forces of change. 20. Revolutions: the peak of social change.
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Pt. I. Concepts and Categories. 1. Fundamental concepts in the study of change. 2. Vicissitudes of the idea of progress. 3. The temporal dimension of society: social time. 4. Modalities of historical tradition. 5. Modernity and beyond. 6. The globalization of human society -- Pt. II. Three Grand Visions of History. 7. Classical evolutionism. 8. Neo-evolutionism. 9. Theories of modernization, old and new. 10. Theories of historical cycles. 11. Historical materialism -- Pt. III. The Alternative Vision: Making History. 12. Against developmentalism: the modern critique. 13. History as a human product: the evolving theory of agency. 14. The new historical sociology: concreteness and contingency. 15. Social becoming: the essence of historical change -- Pt. IV. Aspects of Social Becoming. 16. Ideas as historical forces. 17. Normative emergence: evasions and innovations. 18. Great individuals as agents of change. 19. Social movements as forces of change. 20. Revolutions: the peak of social change.