Chapter 4. Theories of Social Action

  1. Professor Bryan S. Turner Professor
  1. Rob Stones Professor head

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch4

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

How to Cite

Stones, R. (2008) Theories of Social Action, in The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (ed B. S. Turner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Alona Evans Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College Boston, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Essex, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169004

Online ISBN: 9781444304992

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Keywords:

  • actions, actors, and systems - central subject matter;
  • conceptualization;
  • value rational action;
  • Wechselwirkung interaction;
  • the unit act;
  • breaching experiments;
  • contexts of relevance;
  • position-practice relations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bibliography