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Generating Images of Stratification

A Formal Theory

  • Thomas J. Fararo
  • Kenji Kosaka

Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLA, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Thomas J. Fararo, Kenji Kosaka
    Pages 1-5
  3. Thomas J. Fararo, Kenji Kosaka
    Pages 6-29
  4. Thomas J. Fararo, Kenji Kosaka
    Pages 30-53
  5. Thomas J. Fararo, Kenji Kosaka
    Pages 54-85
  6. Thomas J. Fararo, Kenji Kosaka
    Pages 86-107
  7. Thomas J. Fararo, Kenji Kosaka
    Pages 108-139
  8. Thomas J. Fararo, Kenji Kosaka
    Pages 140-165
  9. Thomas J. Fararo, Kenji Kosaka
    Pages 166-191
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 193-204

About this book

Introduction

Generating Images of Stratification is a self-contained presentation of a theoretical research program that deals with a significant explanatory problem relating to social inequality and that constructs generative theoretical models in doing so. In more detail:

-Self-contained presentation - In respect to the background sociological facts and theoretical ideas and also the formal methods the book provides clear and simple accounts accompanied by examples.
- A theoretical research program - The emphasis is on theory development, involving a series of theoretical models constructed within a core framework of principles and methods.
- Deals with a significant explanatory problem relating to social inequality - We know from research that how people perceive the stratification system of a society depends upon their position in that system. So the problem is: What process generates this regularity and thereby explains empirical generalizations about the social structuration of images?
- Constructs generative theoretical models - The book is an extended presentation of "generative theory" in sociology, a formal method of producing effective theoretical explanations.

Generating Images of Stratification is of interest to mathematical sociologists and formal theorists in sociology; sociologists interested in social stratification; methodologists, both in sociology and in other fields; philosophers of social science; and theoretical scientists and mathematicians who are interested in applying their analytical tools to social science topics.

Keywords

Emotion Evaluation Image Nation Simulation Transformation calculus mathematics nature social inequality sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas J. Fararo
    • 1
  • Kenji Kosaka
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Kwansei Gakuin UniversityNishinomiya-shiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0123-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6372-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0123-5
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