Treatise on Social Theory by Walter Garrison Runciman
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Treatise on Social Theory
By Walter Garrison Runciman

A Treatise on Social Theory

Substantive Social Theory v.2

By (author) See other recent books by Walter Garrison Runciman
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $96.95
Your Price: $87.26 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $9.69! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.36 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Treatise on Social Theory by Walter Garrison Runciman

Book Description

This second of three volumes sets out a general account of the structure and evolution of human societies. The author argues first that societies are to be defined as sets of roles whose incumbents are competitors for access to, or control of, the means of production, persuasion and coercion; and second, that the process by which societies evolve is one of competitive selection of the practices by which roles are defined analagous, but not reducible, to natural selection. He illustrates and tests these theses with evidence drawn from the whole range of societies documented in the historical and ethnographic record. The result is an original, powerful and far-reaching reformulation of evolutionary sociological theory which will make it possible to do for the classification and analysis of societies what Darwin and his successors have done for the classification and analysis of species.

Buy Treatise on Social Theory book by Walter Garrison Runciman from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521369831
ISBN-10: 0521369835
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 508
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Feb-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Walter Garrison Runciman

Very Different, but Much the Same by Walter Garrison Runciman Very Different, but Much the Same, Hardback (November 2014)

A multi-disciplinary look at English society over three centuries, arguing that although much about society has changed - technology, lifestyles, amenities, beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values - the distribution of political, ideological, and economic power between society's constituent roles has stayed the same.

Sociology In Its Place by Walter Garrison Runciman Sociology In Its Place, Paperback (June 2010)

This book examines how sociology belongs with history and anthropology.

Great Books, Bad Arguments by Walter Garrison Runciman Great Books, Bad Arguments, Hardback (February 2010)

Plato's "Republic", Hobbes' "Leviathan", and Marx's "Communist Manifesto" are universally acknowledged classics of Western political thought. But how strong are the core arguments on which they base their visions of the good society that they want to bring into being? This book shows where and why they fail.

Theory of Cultural and Social Selection by Walter Garrison Runciman Theory of Cultural and Social Selection, Paperback (November 2009)

A succinct and highly imaginative contribution to one of the great intellectual debates of our times.

» View all books by Walter Garrison Runciman

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Treatise on Social Theory book by Walter Garrison Runciman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Walter Garrison Runciman close
Very Different, but Much the Same by Walter Garrison Runciman
Sociology In Its Place by Walter Garrison Runciman
Great Books, Bad Arguments by Walter Garrison Runciman
Theory of Cultural and Social Selection by Walter Garrison Runciman
Theory of Cultural and Social Selection by Walter Garrison Runciman
Critique of Max Weber's Philosophy of Social Science by Walter Garrison Runciman
Treatise on Social Theory by Walter Garrison Runciman
Treatise on Social Theory by Walter Garrison Runciman
Max Weber: Selections in Translation by Walter Garrison Runciman
Social Science and Political Theory by Walter Garrison Runciman
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close