By Mark Jacobs, Nancy Weiss Hanrahan

ISBN-10: 0631231749

ISBN-13: 9780631231745

This number of unique, state of the art essays through popular foreign students covers crucial concerns comprising the sociology of tradition.
* presents a useful reference source to all drawn to the cultural buildings and techniques that animate modern lifestyles
* includes 27 essays at the most vital concerns comprising the sociology of tradition, together with artwork, technology, religions, race, category, gender, collective reminiscence, associations, and citizenship
* displays and analyzes the “cultural turn” that has reworked scholarship within the social sciences and arts.

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If both assumptions are suspended, then it is possible to theorize about variations in cultural integration and their relationship to variations in social integration. In other words, the interplay between culture and agency could be examined in the same way as between structure and agency. The latter relies, as Lockwood (1964) first suggested, upon distinguishing ‘‘system integration’’ (in this case, the orderly or conflictual nature of parts of the Cultural System) from ‘‘social integration’’ (in this case, the orderly or conflictual nature of Socio-Cultural interaction between people).

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Level, the direct counterpart of the ‘‘constraining contradiction’’ is the necessary or ‘‘concomitant compatibility,’’ because it bears the same formal features in reverse and its conditional influence is that of enablement. In other words, invoking idea (A) also necessarily evokes idea (B), but since the (B) upon which this (A) depends is consistent with it, then (B) buttresses adherence to (A). Consequently (A) occupies a congenial environment of ideas whose exploration, far from being fraught with danger, yields a treasure trove of confirmation and corroboration because of the logical consistency of the ideas involved.

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