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Exchange and Power in Social Life
In his landmark study of exchange and power in social life, Peter M. Blau contributes to an understanding of social structure by analyzing the social processes that govern the relations betweenExpand
The American Occupational Structure
This book is the classic source of empirical information on the patterns of occupational achievement in American society. Based on an unusually comprehensive set of data, it is renowned for itsExpand
The Cost of Inequality: Metropolitan Structure and Violent Crime
The hypothesis tested is that variations in rates of urban criminal violence largely result from differences in racial inequality in socioeconomic conditions. Data on the 125 largest AmericanExpand
A FORMAL THEORY OF DIFFERENTIATION IN ORGANIZATIONS
The expanding size of organizations gives rise to increasing subdivision of responsibilities, facilitates supervision and widens the span of control of supervisors, and simultaneously createsExpand
The Dynamics Of Bureaucracy
A Macrosociological Theory of Social Structure
  • P. Blau
  • Psychology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 July 1977
Social structure is conceptualized as the distributions of a population among social positions in a multidimensional space of positions. This quantitative conception of social structure is the basisExpand
Structural Contexts of Opportunities
Preface 1: Macrostructural Concepts 2: Formal Theory of Population Structure 3: Testing Theoretical Implications 4: Occupational Chances 5: Structural Context and Organizations 6: Social Exchange 7:Expand
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