Human Hierarchies A General Theory

ISBN-10: 1412845963
ISBN-13: 9781412845960
Edition: 2012
Authors: Melvyn L. Fein
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 5/16/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 406
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Introduction
Hierarchy and Science
Causal Mechanisms
The Moralistic Imperative
The Neo-Marxist Hegemony
Science versus Philosophy.
A Hierarchical Animal
The Universality of Hierarchy
A Biological Imperative
Functionalism versus Teleology
Hierarchical Functions.
The Mechanisms of Hierarchy
From Neo-Marxist to Post-Weberian
Tests of Strength
Reputations
Dominance and Submission
Forms of Power
Social Distance.
A Profile of Relative Strengths
The Indeterminacy Principle
Areas of Strength
Anonymous Alliances.
Hierarchical Changes
Social Generalists
Dimensions of Change
Mechanisms of Change
The Sequencing of Changes.
Historical Trends
A Succession of Historical Eras
The Succession of Civilizations
Social Leadership
Status Strata
Hierarchical Collapses.
Bureaucracies and Professionalism
Organizational Hierarchies
Bureaucratic Organizations
The Limitations of Bureaucracy
Professionalism
Bureaucracies versus Professionals.
The Middle-Class Ascendancy
The Middle-Class Revolution
Special Knowledge
Professional Authority
Professionalized Socialization and Culture
Self-Discipline
Code of Ethics.
The Working and Lower Classes
Plato's Dilemma
Social Losers
Socialization and Inequality
Non-Professionalization.
On Loss and Social Mobility
Not Money
Status Scripts
Resocialization
Rites of Passage.
Epilogue: Age and Gender
Gerontocracies
The Male Hegemony.
Bibliography
Index

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