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Reading a Relational Situation

Un libro in lingua di John Dixon Rhys Dogan Alan Sanderson edito da Baker & Taylor, 2009

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This book draws on epistemological and ontological perspectives to identify four social-reality dispositions ('lenses'): naturalist structuralism, naturalist agency, hermeneutic structuralism, and hermeneutic agency. According to the author, the book provides "heuristic insights [into] how and why people come to the conclusion that a particular social action is both possible and desirable in a particular social arena." The author contends that there is a limited set of competing 'lenses' (mutually exclusive configurations of assumptions about what can be known in a particular social arena) through which a social arena can be read. It is argued that the 'lens' through which a person chooses to read a social arena is established by how he or she wishes to engage with others in that arena for the purpose of mutual transactions. The book contains a bibliography of about 84 pages. Dixon is on the faculty of the Department of Social Sciences and Business at the University of Plymouth, UK. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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