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- DescriptionThis book explores the generative mechanism behind today's rapid social change, and how this differs from late Modernity. Discusses whether an intensification of morphogenesis and a corresponding reduction in morphostasis best captures the process involved.
- Author BiographyMargaret Archer heads the project at EPFL 'From Modernity to Morphogenesis'. She was elected as the first woman President of the International Sociological Association at the 12th World Congress of Sociology. She is a founder member of both the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences and is a trustee of the Centre for Critical Realism. She studied at the University of London, graduating B.Sc. in 1964 and Ph.D. in 1967 with a thesis on The Educational Aspirations of English Working Class Parents. She was a lecturer at the University of Reading from 1966 to 1973. She is one of the most influential theorists in the critical realist tradition. At the 12th World Congress of Sociology, she was elected as the first woman President of the International Sociological Association, is a founder member of both the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences. She is a Trustee of the Centre for Critical Realism.
- Date of Publication20/02/2013
- GenreSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationDordrecht
- Country of PublicationNetherlands
- Content Note14 black & white illustrations, biography
- Weight514 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edited byMargaret S. Archer
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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