Theoretical Principles of Sociology, Volume 3


  • Jonathan H.┬áTurner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 407-434

About this book


The meso-level realm of social reality is structured by corporate and categoric units, along with their respective cultures. Unlike the macro and micro realms of social reality, the meso-level does not reveal its own unique forces. Rather, the dynamics of meso-structures and cultures are driven by macro- and micro-level forces pushing on individual and collective actors as they build corporate units and develop parameters defining membership in particular social categories.


Cultural beliefs Divisions of Labor Dynamics of all corporate units Dynamics of the Social Universe Emotional arousal Levels of social reality Macro- and micro-level sociocultural environments Micro reality Norms and values Resource mobilization Social movement organizations Status Dynamics and beliefs inter-societal systems interpersonal demography sociocultural formations

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan H.┬áTurner
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  1. 1., Department of SociologyUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

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