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Identities, Boundaries, and Social Ties

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ISBN-10: 1594511322

ISBN-13: 9781594511325

Edition: 2006

Authors: Charles Tilly

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The newest book by award-winning social scientist Charles Tilly offers a distinctive, coherent account of social processes and individuals' connections to their larger social and political worlds. It is novel in demonstrating the connections between inequality and de-democratization, between identities and social inequality, and between citizenship and identities. The book treats interpersonal transactions as the basic elements of larger social processes. Tilly shows how personal interactions compound into identities, create and transform social boundaries, and accumulate into durable social ties. He also shows how individual and group dispositions result from interpersonal transactions. Resisting the focus on deliberated individual action, the book repeatedly gives attention to incremental effects, indirect effects, environmental effects, feedback, mistakes, repairs, and unanticipated consequences. Social life is complicated. But, the book shows, social life becomes comprehensible once you know how to look at it.
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/15/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Charles Tilly (1929-2008) was the Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University. His books include "Why?" (Princeton) and "Democracy".

Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Ties That Bind ... and Bound
Relational Mechanisms
Violent Conflict, Social Ties, and Explanations of Social Processes
Mechanisms in Political Processes
Do Unto Others
Inequality
Durable Inequality
Relational Origins of Inequality
Changing Forms of Inequality
Unequal Knowledge
Boundaries
Social Boundary Mechanisms
Chain Migration and Opportunity Hoarding
Boundaries, Citizenship, and Exclusion
Political Boundaries
Why Worry About Citizenship?
Inequality, Democratization, and De-Democratization
Political Identities in Changing Polities
Invention, Diffusion, and Transformation of the Social Movement Repertoire
References
Index
Credits
About the Author