Social Skill and the Theory of Fields*

@article{Fligstein2001SocialSA,
  title={Social Skill and the Theory of Fields*},
  author={N. Fligstein},
  journal={Sociological Theory},
  year={2001},
  volume={19},
  pages={105 - 125}
}
The problem of the relationship between actors and the social structures in which they are embedded is central to sociological theory. This paper suggests that the “new institutionalist” focus on fields, domains, or games provides an alternative view of how to think about this problem by focusing on the construction of local orders. This paper criticizes the conception of actors in both rational choice and sociological versions of these theories. A more sociological view of action, what is… Expand
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