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Strong interaction /
Thomas Spence Smith.
imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
description
xiv, 315 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0226764133 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
isbn
0226764133 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
3022420
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-300) and indexes.
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Summaries
Main Description
This book brings the body and its passions back into a new theory of social interaction and social order. Building on innovative conceptions of order, change, and organization, Thomas Spence Smith dramatically expands the definition of human interactions that hold societies together. Here he examines the "strong interactions," such as love relationships, attachments, and addictive behaviors, that are inherently unstablebut are integral parts of any social order. Blending physiology and psychology with historical examples of social change and a sophisticated new model of social systems, this book contributes to our understanding how societies are possible.
Main Description
This book brings the body and its passions back into a new theory of social interaction and social order. Building on innovative conceptions of order, change, and organization, Thomas Spence Smith dramatically expands the definition of human interactions that hold societies together. Here he examines the "strong interactions," such as love relationships, attachments, and addictive behaviors, that are inherently unstable--but are integral parts of any social order. Blending physiology and psychology with historical examples of social change and a sophisticated new model of social systems, this book contributes to our understanding how societies are possible.
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Generative Self
Strong Attachments
Dynamics of Strong Interaction
Complex Interaction Systems and Dissipative Structures
Love and Its Disintegration
Power and Charisma: The Release of the Romantic Impulse
Markets and Hierarchies: Social Structure and Strong Interaction Systems
Nonequilibrium Functionalism
Notes
References
Index
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