Menus of Choice: the Social Embeddedness of Decisions
How to think about constraint and choice is a basic problem in social theory.1 Convincing explanations of behavior usually reference how power operates, why people think what they do, and how and why people relate to each other. Social life inherently involves someone constraining the options of someone else. It inherently involves some options being considered more possible than others. And it inherently involves the myriad connections that people find themselves in, connections that people use as resources to get through the day and as reference points for moral direction.
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