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2007 | 16/29 | 2 | 61-76
Article title

Coleman versus Collins: Dva odlišné přístupy k teorii jednání v americké sociologii

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Title variants
EN
COLEMAN VERSUS COLLINS: THE TWO DIFFERENT APPROACHES TOWARDS ACTION THEORY IN AMERICAN SOCIOLOGY
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Abstracts
EN
The article confronts James Coleman's and Randall Collins's approaches towards action theory: reviews both their similarities (based on the importance of micro-sociological perspective for understanding social macro-level) and differences (their attitude towards the assumed rational nature of human action). Coleman supports the homo oeconomicus thesis and understands actors as beings, which make rational decisions and direct their actions on the basis of costs and gains calculations. Collins, on the other hand, emphasizes the extra-rational factors of emotions and routine. By putting up these approaches against each other two ideal type constructions arise, which are particular intellectual modes yet cannot comprehend social reality in its full complexity.
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2
Pages
61-76
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Jiri Subrt, Katedra sociologie FF UK, Celetna 20, 116 42 Praha 1, Czech Republic, http://dlib.lib.cas.cz/4199/
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CEJSH db identifier
09CZAAAA061718
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.75546005-8418-342a-93ad-ec266c56e60f
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