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Stinchcombe, Arthur L.

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Works: 59 works in 274 publications in 6 languages and 9,939 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: HM24, 301.01
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Most widely held works about Arthur L Stinchcombe
 
Most widely held works by Arthur L Stinchcombe
Constructing social theories by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

40 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Constructing Social Theories presents to the reader a range of strategies for constructing theories, and in a clear, rigorous, and imaginative manner, illustrates how they can be applied. Arthur L. Stinchcombe argues that theories should not be invented in the abstract—or applied a priori to a problem—but should be dictated by the nature of the data to be explained. This work was awarded the Sorokin prize by the American Sociological Association as the book that made an outstanding contribution to the progress of sociology in 1970"--provided by publisher
Economic sociology by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic Sociology introduces the student to the main conceptions of economic sociology; illustrates the application of the concepts and theories of economic sociology; and critiques the growing literature that uses economic sociology in the explanation of macroscopic social phenomena, mostly deriving from the Marxist tradition. The book features chapters that discusses the ecological analysis of societies; how economic objectives get translated into requirements on social relations; the basic structure of claims on the flow of benefits from economic enterprises; the reproduction of relations
Crime and punishment--changing attitudes in America by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical methods in social history by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical Methods in Social History examines how generality can be wrested from historical facts. The book explores the various aspects on the application of social theory to historical materials. Chapters delve on various historical issues such as the sociological bias of Trotsky and De Tocqueville; functional analysis of class relations in Smelser and Bendix; and the analogy between intellectual productions. Historians and philosophers will find the book interesting
Information and organizations by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious new work by a well-respected sociologist, Information and Organizations provides a bold perspective of the dynamics of organizations. Stinchcombe contends that the "information problem" and the concept of "uncertainty" provide the key to understanding how organizations function
Rebellion in a high school by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The premise of this book is that high school rebellion is an "expression of alienation from socially present authorities." Such rebellion is a manifestation of "expressive alienation" and has the quality of hatred or sullenness. Rebellious high school students are likely to be non-utilitarian, negativistic, hedonistic, and to stress group autonomy. This kind of alienation is traceable to the social structure of the school. Chapters in the volume deal with the psychological quality of adolescent rebellion, the labor market and rebellion, adolescent claims to adult status, and the pressure to succeed or to rebel. The research in support of this interpretation was done in a California high school in a logging and sawmill town. Data were collected by schedules administered by teachers in social studies classes. (Nh)
Sugar island slavery in the age of enlightenment : the political economy of the Caribbean world by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plantations, especially sugar plantations, created slave societies and a racism persisting well into post-slavery periods: so runs a familiar argument that has been used to explain the sweep of Caribbean history. Here one of the most eminent scholars of modern social theory applies this assertion to a comparative study of most Caribbean islands from the time of the American Revolution to the Spanish American War. Arthur Stinchcombe uses insights from his own much admired Economic Sociology to show why sugar planters needed the help of repressive governments for recruiting disciplined labor. Demonstrating that island-to-island variations on this theme were a function of geography, local political economy, and relation to outside powers, he scrutinizes Caribbean slavery and Caribbean emancipation movements in a world-historical context. Throughout the book, Stinchcombe aims to develop a sociology of freedom that explains a number of complex phenomena, such as how liberty for some individuals may restrict the liberty of others. Thus, the autonomous governments of colonies often produced more oppressive conditions for slaves than did so-called arbitrary governments, which had the power to restrict the whims of the planters. Even after emancipation, freedom was not a clear-cut matter of achieving the ideals of the Enlightenment. Indeed, it was often a route to a social control more efficient than slavery, providing greater flexibility for the planter class and posing less risk of violent rebellion
Stratification and organization : selected papers by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this collection, on stratification, organization and the discipline of sociology, all bear upon a general theoretical question: what models of rationality are necessary or suitable to explain individual and collective action in institutional contexts? Professor Stinchcombe was one of the first sociologists to write on this question; and this collection includes a new essay which takes account of recent work done in the tradition Stinchcombe did much to institute. The first group of essays - on class, stratification and mobility - addresses core problems of the discipline and offers imaginative conceptualizations with interesting empirical consequences. The second section - essays on the sociology of organizations - displays, like the first, Stinchcombe's wide knowledge of sociological traditions from structuralism to Marxism. The final section, 'comments on the discipline', deepens the readers understanding of sociological theorizing by presenting different modes of analysis of universities and research institutions and providing challenging, and often funny, insights into the subject
Creating efficient industrial administrations by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

13 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roads from past to future by Charles Tilly( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the years Charles Tilly has had an indelible influence on a remarkable number of key questions in social sciences and history. In the fields of social change, states and institutions, urbanization, and historical sociology, his seminal work has spawned whole new lines of inquiry and research. In one volume, this book offers the best and most influential of Tilly's work, with a new introduction by the author that relates his analyses to a wide body of scholarship. The book also includes a review and critique by Arthur L. Stinchcombe
When formality works : authority and abstraction in law and organizations by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic of social research by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur L. Stinchcombe has earned a reputation as a leading practitioner of methodology in sociology and related disciplines. Throughout his distinguished career he has championed the idea that to be an effective sociologist, one must use many methods. This incisive work introduces students to the logic of those methods. The Logic of Social Research orients students to a set of logical problems that all methods must address to study social causation. Almost all sociological theory asserts that some social conditions produce other social conditions, but the theoretical links between causes and effects are not easily supported by observation. Observations cannot directly show causation, but they can reject or support causal theories with different degrees of credibility. As a result, sociologists have created four main types of methods that Stinchcombe terms quantitative, historical, ethnographic, and experimental to support their theories. Each method has value, and each has its uses for different research purposes. Accessible and astute, The Logic of Social Research offers an image of what sociology is, what it's all about, and what the craft of the sociologist consists of
Organization theory and project management : administering uncertainty in Norwegian offshore oil by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in 4 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dakota farmers and ranchers evaluate crop and livestock surveys by Calvin Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proposed fragmentation of the theory of cultural change by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remodeling the garbage can : implications of the causal origins of items in decision streams by Carol Anne Heimer( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Tilly on the past as a sequence of futures by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monopolistic competition as a mechanism : corporations, universities, and nation states in competitive fields by Arthur L Stinchcombe( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies, legal cases, and political transitions by Carol Anne Heimer( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Per un profilo del sistema sociale by Talcott Parsons( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Stinchcombe, A. L.

Stinchcombe, Arthur L.

Stinchcombe, Arthur Leonard

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Information and organizationsSugar island slavery in the age of enlightenment : the political economy of the Caribbean worldStratification and organization : selected papersRoads from past to futureWhen formality works : authority and abstraction in law and organizationsThe logic of social researchOrganization theory and project management : administering uncertainty in Norwegian offshore oil