Stincombe explores the basic concepts to describe modes of production and provides a basis for macroanalysis of the economics of social structures.In the introduction, he discusses problems frequently encountered by macroanalysis and cites examples from the works of Immanuel Wallerstein, Theda Skocpol, Jeffery Paige and Eric Wright. The interplay of ecological, economic, and social factors is examined in the subsequent chapters. These interactions are illustrated by a thorough examination of three societies; the Karimojong, a primitive herding tribe in Uganda; the feudal agricultural state of eighteenth-century France; and a contemporary industrialized nation, the United States.This book can serve as a theoretical background for students of stratigication, industrial or economic sociology, and organization theory. The theoretical needs of the historical sociologists, economic historians, and comparative sociologists are also addressed.
- Paperback | 269 pages
- 152.4 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 476.27g
- 01 Mar 1983
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States