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  • Being Humanby Margaret S. Archer

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 34.00

    A revindication of the concept of humanity and the primacy of practice over language. more...

  • Making our Way through the Worldby Margaret S. Archer

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    This 2007 book examines 'internal conversations' and their influence on how people make their way through the world. more...

  • Conversations About Reflexivityby Margaret S. Archer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    "Reflexivity" is defined as the regular exercise of the mental ability, shared by all normal people, to consider themselves in relation to their (social) contexts and vice versa. In addition to this sociological interest, it allows us to hold idle or trivial internal conversations. Focussing fully on this phenomenon, this book discusses the... more...

  • Realist Social Theoryby Margaret S. Archer

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 38.00

    This 1995 book is an important work of social theory and a challenge to Anthony Giddens' structuration theory. more...

  • Culture and Agencyby Margaret S. Archer

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 47.00

    Revised edition of 1988 book, highly influential in debates about role of culture in social theory. more...

  • The Reflexive Imperative in Late Modernityby Margaret S. Archer

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    What do young people want from life? This book shows how the 'internal conversation' guides individual choices. more...

  • Social Morphogenesisby Margaret S. Archer

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The rate of social change has speeded up in the last three decades, but how do we explain this? This volume ventures what the generative mechanism is that produces such rapid change and discusses how this differs from late Modernity. Contributors examine if an intensification of morphogenesis (positive feedback that results in a change in social form)... more...

  • Social Origins of Educational Systemsby Margaret S. Archer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1979, this now classic text presents a major study of the development of educational systems, focusing in detail on those of England, Denmark, France, and Russia - chosen because of their present educational differences and the historical diversity of their cultures and social structures. Professor Archer goes on to provide a theoretical... more...

  • Late Modernityby Margaret S. Archer

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This volume examines the reasons for intensified social change after 1980; a peaceful process of a magnitude that is historically unprecedented. It examines the kinds of novelty that have come about through morphogenesis and the elements of stability that remain because of morphostasis. It is argued that this pattern cannot be explained simply by ?acceleration?.... more...

  • Engaging with the worldby Margaret S Archer; Andrea Maccarini

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This title reflects the general theme of the 2010 IACR annual conference that was held in Padova, Italy, the aim of which was to provide a fresh view on some cultural and structural changes involving Western societies after the world economic crisis of 2008, from the point of view of Critical Realism. Global society is often regarded as disrupting... more...