Identity and Control


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DETAILED CONTENTS vii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv PROLOGUE: Preview of Themes xvii CHAPTER ONE: Identities Seek Control 1 Contributors: Anna Mitschele and Frederic Godart CHAPTER TWO: Networks and Stories 20 Contributors: Haiko Lietz and Sabine Wuerkner CHAPTER THREE: Three Disciplines 63 Contributors: Rozlyn Redd and Don Steiny CHAPTER FOUR: Styles 112 Contributors: Frederic Godart and Larissa Buchholz CHAPTER FIVE: Institutions and Rhetorics 171 Contributors: Victor Corona and Matthias Thiemann CHAPTER SIX: Regimes of Control 220 Contributors: Matthias Thiemann and Millie Su CHAPTER SEVEN: Getting Action 279 Contributors: Larissa Buchholz and Haiko Lietz CHAPTER EIGHT: Overview and Contexts 334 Contributors: Frederic Godart and Victor Corona REFERENCES 377 CHAPTER INDEX 419

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Harrison C. White is the Giddings Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. His books include "Markets from Networks: Socioeconomic Models of Production" (Princeton) and "Careers and Creativity: Social Forces in the Arts".


Praise for the original edition: "[In this book] White has managed to cram a lifetime of singularly deep thinking about the social order that makes the best start yet on augmenting the economic understanding of man."--David Warsh, Boston Globe Praise for the original edition: "This work is unique in that it presents a fully formed structural theory of human behavior and organization from the ground up, including seminal terms and the directions in which future research should proceed."--C. A. Pressler, Choice Praise for the original edition: "[This book] deserves to be widely read and discussed. White attempts nothing less than a comprehensive theoretical synthesis of social scientific ideas."--John Scott, British Journal of Sociology

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