The Structure of Social Inconsistencies

The structure of social inconsistencies seems to hold a key to unifying the theo ries of play and social, action.

Author: R. Grathoff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401032155

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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Few phenomena have found such divergent descriptions in sociological lit erature as have social inconsistencies. They were studied by George Herbert Mead as eruptive "natural" events constituting a social temporality. Alfred SchUtz described them as "explosions" of the individual actor's anticipatory action patterns. Talcott Parsons attempted to grasp social inconsistencies into his frame of "pattern variables," while Erving Goffman dealt with them as disruptions of "fostered impressions of reality" maintained by one or the other dominant team. The present study traces these divergent approaches back to various un checked assumptions concerning the structure and the constitution of social types. Thus, to further clarify the relationship between social types and the relevance structure of interactional situations has been my first objective. This initially rather limited intention widened when the role of social incon sistencies for analysing the differences between play, game, and social action proper in the immediate context of social interaction became apparent. The structure of social inconsistencies seems to hold a key to unifying the theo ries of play and social, action.

Paradoxes and Inconsistencies in the Law

and see Social structure systems theory, and, 46–7, 49–50, 52–3 and see Systems theory transcendental necessity, 173 transformational-generative mechanism, 172 unfolding paradoxes, 91 Paradoxes of coherence alternative understanding, ...

Author: Oren Perez

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847311788

Category: Law

Page: 334

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Is law paradoxical? This book seeks to unravel the riddle of legal paradoxes. It focuses on two main questions: the nature of legal paradoxes, and their social ramifications. In exploring the structure of legal paradoxes, the book focuses both on generic paradoxes, such as those associated with the self-referential character of legal validity and the endemic incoherence of legal discourse, and on paradoxes that permeate more restricted fields of law, such as contract law, euthanasia, and human rights (the prohibition of torture). The discussion of the social effects of legal paradoxes focuses on the role of paradoxes as drivers of legal change, and explores the institutional mechanisms that ensure the stability of the law, in spite of its paradoxical makeup. The essays in the book discuss these questions from various perspectives, invoking insights from philosophy, systems theory, deconstruction and economics.

Analysis of Change

... that means specifically more or less intersecting versus consolidated social structure it- self . At the individual level , status inconsistency is likely to increase the pro- bability of social conflict within the contexts people ...

Author: Uwe Engel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110149362

Category: Panel analysis

Page: 316

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By making both causal and process analyses possible, panel data has enjoyed increasing popularity in empirical science. In this compilation, several statistical techniques are presented in the face of a growing need to analyze panel data. Measurement error, missing data, heterogeneous populations and particular requirements for causal interference make the analysis of change more difficult. Readers will find up-to-date approaches covering a wide range of topics. Among these are loglinear and probit models, state space models, and structural equation and multilevel growth curve models of panel data.

The Handbook of Political Social and Economic Transformation

The Structure of Social Inconsistencies: A Contribution to a Unified Theory of Play, Game, and Social Action. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. Grathoff, R. H. 1989. Milieu und Lebenswelt. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Author: Wolfgang Merkel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192565471

Category: Political Science

Page: 632

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Political, social, and economic transformation is a complex historical phenomenon. It can adequately be analysed only by a multidisciplinary approach. The Handbook brings together an international team of scholars who are specialists in their respective research fields. It introduces the most important areas, theories, and methods in transformation research, with particular attention placed on the historical and comparative dimension. Although focussing on post-communist and other democratic transformations in our epoch, the Handbook therefore presents and discusses not only their problems, paths, and developments, but also deals with the antecedent 'waves', beginning with the Meiji Restoration in Japan in 1868 and its aftermath. The book is structured into six parts. Starting with basic concepts as systems, actors, and institutions (Section I), it gives an overview over major theoretical approaches and research methods (Sections II and III). The connection of theory and method with their application is essential, allowing special insights into the past and opens analytical avenues for transformation research in the future. Section (IV) provides a historically oriented description or interpretation of particular 'waves' or types of societal transformation. With a clear focus on present transformations, the contributions to Section V provide a description and discussion of the problems, structures, actors, and courses of the transformations within different spheres of (civil) society, politics, law, and economics. Finally, brief lexicographic entries in Section VI delineate research perspectives and facts about relevant issues of societal transformation. Each of the 79 contributions contains a concise list of the most important research literature.

Phenomenology and the Social Sciences

The Copernican postulate of the mathematical structure of reality , the Galilean doctrine of primary and secondary ... For abduction as an interactional phenomenon , see Richard Grathoff , The Structure of Social Inconsistencies ( The ...

Author: Maurice Natanson

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810106167

Category: Education

Page: 484

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The idea of this anthology is to explore the relationships between phenomenology and the social sciences.

Making Decisions about People

investigation the rhetorical structures of such explanations to sociological purview. ... style of explanation of social problems', as 'a demonstration of serious inconsistencies in the structure of social problems arguments', ...

Author: Alex Dennis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351735940

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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This title was first published in 2001. Engaging with both management science and interactionist sociology, this book employs a case study of stroke rehabilitation in hospitals to clarify a range of practical organizational concerns and conceptual issues related to decision making in complex organizations.

How is Society Possible

Richard Grathoff, The Structure of Social Inconsistencies (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1970). While Schutz makes this claim in numerous places, see the following where it carries a Bergsonian reference. “Choosing Among Projects of ...

Author: S. Vaitkus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400920774

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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How is society possible? In Die Krisis der europiiischen Wissenschaflen und die transzendentale Phiinomenoiogie, I Edmund Husserl is found with a pathos send ing out pleas for belief ("Glauben") in his transcendental philosophy and tran scendental ego. The traditional idea of theoretical reflection instituted in ancient Greece as the suspension of all taken for granted worldly interests has, through a partial realization of itself, forsaken itself in the one-sided development of the objective mathematical-natural sciences as they themselves have become so taken for granted, with the method and validity of their results held as so self-evident, that they appear as resting self-sufficiently on their own grounds, while pursuing an increasingly abstract mathematization of nature. The sciences are left without a foundation and their meaning within the world consequently unintelligible, while their objective and valid abstract concepts continually tend to supercede the everyday life-world and render it questionable. In the end, these of belief in the everyday life-world or reflective evolving and exchanging attitudes doubt (science) ultimately leads to a disbelief in both, and a search in one direction for idol leaders and in the other for the cult of experience. This collapse of Western belief systems becomes particularly threatening as it turns into nihilism which is the development of beliefs in societal forms which employ 2 natural and social science for the liquidation of humanity and nature. Society starts becoming impossible.

Sexualities Sexualities and their futures

Richard H. 1970 , The Structure of Social Inconsistencies : A Contribution to a Unified Theory of Play , Game and Social Action , The Hague : NijhofT . Greenfield , Liah 1992 , Nationalism : Five Roads to Modernity , Cambridge MA ...

Author: Kenneth Plummer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415212766

Category: Sex

Page: 488

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Volume 3: Difference and Diversity of Sexualities. This section examines the politics, power and critique of sexual catergories -including bisexuality, sex addiction, prostitution and sadomasochism.

Inconsistency in Science

Hattiangadi, J. N. (1978), The Structure of Problems. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 8, 345–365, and 9,49–76. Hempel, C. G. (1960), Inductive Inconsistencies. As reprinted in Aspects of Scientific Explanation, New York: Free Press, ...

Author: Joke Meheus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401700856

Category: Science

Page: 223

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For centuries, inconsistencies were seen as a hindrance to good reasoning, and their role in the sciences was ignored. In recent years, however, logicians as well as philosophers and historians have showed a growing interest in the matter. Central to this change were the advent of paraconsistent logics, the shift in attention from finished theories to construction processes, and the recognition that most scientific theories were at some point either internally inconsistent or incompatible with other accepted findings. The new interest gave rise to important questions. How is `logical anarchy' avoided? Is it ever rational to accept an inconsistent theory? In what sense, if any, can inconsistent theories be considered as true? The present collection of papers is the first to deal with this kind of questions. It contains case studies as well as philosophical analyses, and presents an excellent overview of the different approaches in the domain.

Routledge Library Editions Cultural Studies

Garfinkel , Harold 1967 Studies in Ethnomethodology . Englewood Cliffs , NJ : Prentice - Hall . Grathoff , Richard 1970 The Structure of Social Inconsistencies : A Contribution to a Unified Theory of Play , Game , and Social Action .

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315459967

Category: Social Science

Page: 6142

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This seven volume set reissues a collection of out-of-print titles covering a range of responses to modern culture. They include in-depth analyses of US and Australian popular culture, works on the media and television, macrosociology, and the media and ‘otherness’. Taken together, they provide stimulating and thought-provoking debate on a wide range of topics central to many of today’s cultural controversies.