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Theory of Society, Volume 1.

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Author/Creator:
Luhmann, Niklas.
Publication:
Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2012.
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present Ser.
Cultural Memory in the Present Ser. ; v.1
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (488 pages)
Subjects:
Sociology.
Social systems.
Communication.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This book offers a complex theory of modern society that simultaneously considers issues of communication, the media, differentiation, and evolution.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Preface
Translator's Note
1. Society as a Social System
1.1. The Sociological Theory of Society
1.2. Preliminary Remarks on Methodology
1.3. Meaning
1.4. The Distinction Between System and Environment
1.5. Society as a Comprehensive Social System
1.6. Operational Closure and Structural Couplings
1.7. Cognition
1.8. Ecological Problems
1.9. Complexity
1.10. World Society
1.11. Demands on Rationality
2. Communication Media
2.1. Medium and Form
2.2. Dissemination Media and Success Media
2.3. Language
2.4. Morality and the Secrets of Religion
2.5. Writing
2.6. Printing
2.7. Electronic Media
2.8. Dissemination Media: Summary
2.9. Symbolically Generalized Communication Media, 1: Function
2.10. Symbolically Generalized Communication Media, 2: Differentiation
2.11. Symbolically Generalized Communication Media, 3: Structures
2.12. Symbolically Generalized Communication Media, 4: Self-Validation
2.13. Moral Communication
2.14. Effects on the Evolution of the Societal System
3. Evolution
3.1. Creation, Planning, Evolution
3.2. Systems-Theoretical Basis
3.3. The Neo-Darwinian Theory of Evolution
3.4. The Variation of Elements
3.5. Selection Through Media
3.6. The Restabilization of Systems
3.7. Differentiation of Variation, Selection, and Restabilization
3.8. Evolutionary Advances
3.9. Technology
3.10. The Evolution of Ideas
3.11. The Evolution of Subsystems
3.12. Evolution and History
3.13. Memory
Notes
Index.
Notes:
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Barrett, Rhodes.
Other format:
Print version: Luhmann, Niklas Theory of Society, Volume 1
ISBN:
9780804786478
9780804739498
OCLC:
815667395
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