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The Resource Herbert Spencer : structure, function, and evolution, edited and with an introductory essay by Stanislav Andreski

Herbert Spencer : structure, function, and evolution, edited and with an introductory essay by Stanislav Andreski

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Herbert Spencer : structure, function, and evolution
Title
Herbert Spencer
Title remainder
structure, function, and evolution
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introductory essay by Stanislav Andreski
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Language
eng
Summary
"Herbert Spencer's sociology and his theory of social evolution are thought by many to be dead. This--as Talcott Parsons pointed out--is because they do not read him. Spencer is essentially a modern thinker, and his work demonstrates the absurdity of many distinctions between supposed 'schools' in contemporary sociology. He was one of the earliest exponents of a 'structural-functional' analysis of society, and used this specifically to provide a systematic theory of social change showing that any supposed conflict between 'functional' analysis and an account of social change is inaccurate. His contribution was considerable not only in helping to clarify the conceptual basis of sociology, but also in undertaking broad studies in comparative sociology within a necessary classification of types of society. His resulting account of particular social institutions--the family, religion, property, the professions, etc., and especially of their nature in modern industrial society--shows remarkable insight and provides a fund of knowledge which is still worthwhile."--Publisher description
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DLC
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1820-1903
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Spencer, Herbert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Andreski, Stanislav
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  • Sociology
  • Social change
Label
Herbert Spencer : structure, function, and evolution, edited and with an introductory essay by Stanislav Andreski
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Herbert Spencer's writings": pages 251-252
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1323642
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780684139456
Lccn
74003769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)385039
Label
Herbert Spencer : structure, function, and evolution, edited and with an introductory essay by Stanislav Andreski
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Herbert Spencer's writings": pages 251-252
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1323642
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780684139456
Lccn
74003769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)385039

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