Jan 28, 2021
Structure, Culture and Agency: Selected Papers of Margaret Archer
Posted by Tom Brock Mark Carrigan Graham Scambler

Professor Margaret Archer is a leading critical realist and major contemporary social theorist This edited collection seeks to celebrate the scope and accomplishments of her work, distilling her theoretical and empirical contributions into four sections which capture the essence and trajectory of her research over almost four decades Long fascinated with the problem of sProfessor Margaret Archer is a leading critical realist and major contemporary social theorist This edited collection seeks to celebrate the scope and accomplishments of her work, distilling her theoretical and empirical contributions into four sections which capture the essence and trajectory of her research over almost four decades Long fascinated with the problem of structure and agency, Archer s work has constituted a decade long engagement with this perennial issue of social thought However, in spite of the deep interconnections that unify her body of work, it is rarely treated as a coherent whole This is doubtless in part due to the unforgiving rigour of her arguments and prose, but also a byproduct of sociology s ongoing compartmentalisation.This edited collection seeks to address this relative neglect by collating a selection of papers, spanning Archer s career, which collectively elucidate both the development of her thought and the value that can be found in it as a systematic whole This book illustrates the empirical origins of her social ontology in her early work on the sociology of education, as well as foregrounding the diverse range of influences that have conditioned her intellectual trajectory the systems theory of Walter Buckley, the neo Weberian analysis of Lockwood, the critical realist philosophy of Roy Bhaskar and, recently, her engagement with American pragmatism and the Italian s

  • Title: Structure, Culture and Agency: Selected Papers of Margaret Archer
  • Author: Tom Brock Mark Carrigan Graham Scambler
  • ISBN: 9781138932944
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Structure Culture and Agency Selected Papers of Margaret Archer Professor Margaret Archer is a leading critical realist and major contemporary social theorist This edited collection seeks to celebrate the scope and accomplishments of her work distilling her theor


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