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FR-10366-78

Iris Marion Young
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)

Conceptual and Normative Presuppositions and Implications of Theoretical Frameworks in Sociology

To investigate the presuppositions of social action and social structure of various approaches to social theory, such as "social exchange" theory, role theory, and "humanistic" sociology. Thesis will be developed that much contemporary sociological theorizing shares with traditional liberalism an individualist and subjectivist point of view, and show how much contemporary social theory masks aspects of the reality of contemporary social life.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Residential College Teacher Fellowships, 1976 - 1981

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 5/31/1979