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Author Crespi, Franco.

Title Social action and power / Franco Crespi
Published Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, USA : Blackwell, 1992


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Description x, 147 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Zygmunt Bauman -- 1. In Search of Action. 1.1. Action and behaviour. 1.2. Action and social system. 1.3. Rationality and the theory of action. 1.4. Action and labour. 1.5. Action and the subject-structure relation. 1.6. Action and communication. 1.7. Where to find action -- 2. Action as a Borderline Concept. 2.1. The reduction of action to meaning. 2.2. Observance of rules and relation to rules. 2.3. The revival of the philosophy of praxis. 2.4. Life-world and anonymous intentionality. 2.5. The ontology of understanding and the hermeneutic circle. 2.6. Existential phenomenology and hermeneutics. 2.7. Hermeneutics and pragmatism -- 3. General Categories of Action. 3.1. Action and desire. 3.2. Insecurity and identity. 3.3. Action as involvement: care and responsibility. 3.4. Action and transcendence -- 4. Power. 4.1. Sociality and normative order. 4.2. Inner power. 4.3. Outer power. 4.4. Structural power and the production of inequality
4.5. Structural power and social system: the crises of power. 4.6. Theories of power and theory of action -- 5. Problems of Method. 5.1. Hermeneutics and scientific discourse. 5.2. The phenomenological analysis of action. 5.3. Social research in a hermeneutic perspective -- 6. Some Conclusions
Analysis Social behaviour
Notes Cover title: Social action & power
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [138]-144) and index
Subject Power (Social sciences)
Social interaction.
LC no. 92006017
ISBN 0631182322 (hb : alk. paper)
0631182330 (paperback: alk. paper)
Other Titles Azione sociale e potere. English
Social action & power
Social action & power