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On Sociology Second Edition Volume Two Illustration and Retrospect

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ISBN-10: 0804750009

ISBN-13: 9780804750004

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: John H. Goldthorpe

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On Sociology--extensively revised, updated, and enlarged for this second edition--addresses the current state of the discipline. Looking to unify increasingly disparate areas of theory and research, John Goldthorpe presents a new mainstream for sociology, combining the demonstrated strengths of large-scale quantitative research and the explanatory power of social action theory. The author's wide-ranging mastery, extending over comparative macro-sociology, applications of rational action theory, and philosophical and theoretical debates on causality, to key questions in educational attainment and class analysis and to the history of statistics in the social sciences, make this an essential…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 1/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction to Volume II
Class Analysis and the Reorientation of Class Theory: The Case of Persisting Differentials in Educational Attainment
Explaining Educational Differentials: Towards a Formal Rational Action Theory (with Richard Breen)
The Theory Evaluated: Commentaries and Research
Social Class and the Differentiation of Employment Contracts
Class Analysis: New Versions and Their Problems
Outline of a Theory of Social Mobility
Sociology and the Probabilistic Revolution, 1830-1930: Explaining an Absent Synthesis
Statistics and the Theory of Social Action: Failures in the Integration of American Sociology, 1900-1960