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1 From Parsons’ to Giddens’ synthesis
3 The rational-choice paradigm
4 Decentring the subject I: hidden codes
5 Decentring the subject II: subjectless practices
6 Decentring the subject III: texts
8 The overall abolition of boundaries
2 Parsons and the development of individual rights
1 T.H. Marshall: civil, political and social rights
3 Differentiation and the mechanisms of change
4 Integration: balanced and unbalanced forms
1 Evolutionary universals
2 The limits of modernization from above
3 Some critical remarks
1 The theory of action
2 The theory of culture
3 Action and culture: a critical assessment
4 The theory of civil society
postscript: alexander’s cultural sociology
3 Cultural narratives as second-order discourses
1 Three problematic presuppositions
1 Lockwood
2 Habermas
3 Giddens
1 On the concept of social structure
2 The impasse of transcendence strategies
1 Dispositions, positions and interactions
2 Reflexivity
3 Bourdieu’s conception of the subject
4 Restructuring the SDP scheme
9 Modernity: a non-Eurocentric conceptualization
2 Modernity: institutional differentiation
3 Modernity: a non-Eurocentric conceptualization
4 Modernity and the West
5 Variants of modernity
6 Late modernity and globalization
1 The golden rule perspective
2 On the self-evidence of the golden rule
5 Eurocentrism
1 Objectivity and the issue of mediation
3 The ‘internality’ of a discipline’s subject matter
1 The Harré thesis
2 Giddens’ conflationist strategy
3 Archer’s anti-conflationist strategy
4 Articulation of agentic and structural properties
Towards a non-essentialist holism
1 ‘Grand narratives’: context-sensitive and insensitive
2 Holistic conceptual frameworks: open and closed
3 Non-essentialist holism: three types of openness
14 The actor–structure dimension: anti-conflationist holism
15 The micro–macro dimension: anti-essentialist holism
1 Strong and weak types of essentialism
2 Interpretative sociologies: obstacles to micro–macro bridges
3 Three guidelines for bridging micro and macro approaches
1 Economism
3 Beyond economism and systemic culturalism
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Modern and Postmodern Social Theorizing Bridging the Divide

Modern and Postmodern Social Theorizing Bridging the Divide



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