Social Theory and Contemporary Practice
By (author) Barbara Misztal
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Informality by Barbara Misztal
Book DescriptionFor most of the twentieth century, modernity has been characterised by the formalisation of social relations as face to face interactions are replaced by impersonal bureaucracy and finance. As we enter the new millennium, however, it becomes increasingly clear that it is only by stepping outside these formal structures that trust and co-operation can be created and social change achieved. In a brilliant theoretical tour de force, illustrated with sustained case studies of changing societies in the former eastern Europe and of changing forms of interaction within so-called virtual communities, Barbara Misztal, argues that only the society that achieves an appropriate balance between the informality and formality of interaction will find itself in a position to move forward to further democratisation and an improved quality of life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415156738
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Barbara Misztal
Informality, Paperback (October 1999)
Argues that only the society that achieves an appropriate balance between informality and formality of interaction will find itself in a position to move forward to further democratisation and an improved quality of life.
Trust in Modern Societies, Paperback (March 1996)» View all books by Barbara Misztal
This is one of the first systematic discussions of the nature of trust as a means of social cohesion, discussing the works of leading social theorists on the issue of social solidarity.
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