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The explanation of social action [electronic resource] / John Levi Martin.

Author/Creator:
Martin, John Levi, 1964-
Publication:
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (411 p.)
Subjects:
Social action.
Social change.
Sociology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This title is a critique of the conventional understanding of methods of explanation in the social sciences. The author argues that any scientific approach to explanation must build on the phenomenological experience of actors.
Contents:
Why questions? What explanations?
Causality and persons
Authority and experience
The grid of perception
Action in and on a world
A social aesthetics
Valence and habit
Fields and games
Explanations explained.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-977344-0
1-283-16457-4
9786613164575
OCLC:
922970524
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