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Identity and Control
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In this completely revised edition of one of the foundational texts of network sociology, Harrison White refines and enlarges his groundbreaking theory of how social structure and culture emerge from the chaos and uncertainty of social life. Incorporating new contributions from a group of young sociologists and many fascinating and novel case studies, Identity and Control is the only major book of social theory that links social structure with the lived experience of individuals, providing a rich perspective on the kinds of social formations that develop in the process. Going beyond traditional sociological dichotomies such as agency/structure, individual/society, or micro/macro, Identity and Control presents a toolbox of concepts that will be useful to a wide range of social scientists, as well as those working in public policy, management, or associational life and, beyond, to any reader who is interested in understanding the dynamics of social life.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. DETAILED CONTENTS
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. PROLOGUE: Preview of Themes
  2. pp. xvii-xxiv
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  1. ONE: Identities Seek Control
  2. Anna Mitschele and Frederic Godart
  3. pp. 1-19
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  1. TWO: Networks and Stories
  2. Haiko Lietz and Sabine Wuerkner
  3. pp. 20-62
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  1. THREE: Three Disciplines
  2. Rozlyn Redd and Don Steiny
  3. pp. 63-111
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  1. FOUR: Styles
  2. Frederic Godart and Larissa Buchholz
  3. pp. 112-170
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  1. FIVE: Institutions and Rhetorics
  2. Victor Corona and Matthias Thiemann
  3. pp. 171-219
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  1. SIX: Regimes of Control
  2. Matthias Thiemann and Millie Su
  3. pp. 220-278
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  1. SEVEN: Getting Action
  2. Larissa Buchholz and Haiko Lietz
  3. pp. 279-333
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  1. EIGHT: Overview and Contexts
  2. Frederic Godart and Victor Corona
  3. pp. 334-376
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  1. REFERENCES
  2. pp. 377-418
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 419-427
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