This is an important account of the development of the afield-theorya approach in the social sciences. Harald Mey concentrates on the writers from the 1930s to the present day who have used this approach to the study of the individual and of society, and gives a clear exposition of such afield-theorya application in its many differing forms. In addition, the author shows how a concept which was initially useful in the physical sciences came to be used first by psychologists, and subsequently by sociologists and others in related disciplines, in their search for answers to the problems presented by the study of society. Mey describes how the use of the afield-theorya perspective has fared when applied to specific areas of social research a education, personal relationships, group behaviour. He also compares the afield-theorya approach to the study of societies with the structural/functional approach, and explains why he believes afield-theorya has a number of advantages over the structural/functional approach, especially when it comes to the dynamic problem of social change.22, 1940; cf. also Percy Bridgman, The Logic of Modern Physics (New York, 1929 ). 2a#39; Emile Durkheim, Les rAcgles de la mActhode sociologique (Paris, 1895), Chapter 6; John Stuart Mill, A System of Logic, 2 vols. (London, 1843), Chapter 18. ... Mathematical Thinking in the Measurement of Behavior (Glencoe, 111., 1960), Part 1, pp. ... For co-variation in field-physics, see Einstein and M. Jammer, Das Problem des Raumes; and cf. also F. Dorsch, Psychologisches Woa#39;rterbuch ( Hamburganbsp;...
|Title||:||Field-theory (RLE Social Theory)|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2014-08-13|