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Principles of Group Solidarity.
Social scientists have long recognized that solidarity is essential for such phenomena as social order, class, and ethnic consciousness, and the provision of collective goods. In presenting a newExpand
Internal Colonialism: The Celtic Fringe in British National Development
Recent years have seen a resurgence of separatist sentiments among national minorities in many industrial societies, including the United Kingdom. In 1997, the Scottish and Welsh both set up theirExpand
Sociological rational choice theory
Although rational choice theory has made considerable advances in other social sciences, its progress in sociology has been limited. Some sociologists' reservations about rational choice arise from aExpand
A theory of the value of children
A theory of the value of children based on the uncertainty-reduction assumption is proposed and a range of hypotheses that follow both from this assumption and from a subsidiary assumption of marital solidarity enhancement are generated. Expand
The Role of General Theory in Comparative-Historical Sociology
The methodological foundations of comparative-historical sociology have been transformed dramatically in recent years. Arguments against general theoretical models have proliferated, while theExpand
From Class to Culture1
This article contends that class politics has receded in advanced capitalist societies during the last century, while cultural politics has increased, and it focuses on social and politicalExpand
The contribution of rational choice theory to macrosociological research
A bare skeleton of all rational choice arguments is provided to demonstrate their applicability to a range of macrosociological concerns by reviewing a sample of both new and classic works and to discuss the weaknesses of current rational choice theory and the possibilities for its future development. Expand
Group Formation and the Cultural Division of Labor
A structural theory of the relationship between class and status group formation is presented. The approach postulates, first, that differences in the solidarity of any objectively defined groups areExpand