In Search of Social Structure *

In Search of Social Structure * Frederick L. Bates' career has been characterized by a single quest, the creation of an internally consistent theoretical model through which sociologists can conceptualize and analyze social structure from the simplest group structures to complex networks of groups and organizations. The basic elements of this model of social structure are examined and the model's theoretical foundations, assumptions and applications are discussed. Included are perspectives on structural modeling, self‐ referential systems theory and the concepts of social structure, social organization, culture, norms, and society as a non‐system. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociological Inquiry Wiley

In Search of Social Structure *

Sociological Inquiry, Volume 61 (3) – Jul 1, 1991

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1991 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0038-0245
eISSN
1475-682X
DOI
10.1111/j.1475-682X.1991.tb00162.x
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Abstract

Frederick L. Bates' career has been characterized by a single quest, the creation of an internally consistent theoretical model through which sociologists can conceptualize and analyze social structure from the simplest group structures to complex networks of groups and organizations. The basic elements of this model of social structure are examined and the model's theoretical foundations, assumptions and applications are discussed. Included are perspectives on structural modeling, self‐ referential systems theory and the concepts of social structure, social organization, culture, norms, and society as a non‐system.

Journal

Sociological InquiryWiley

Published: Jul 1, 1991

References

  • Recent Developments in Role Theory.
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