On social structure and science

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Full title: On social structure and science / Robert K. Merton ; edited and with an introduction by Piotr Sztompka.
Main author: Merton, Robert King, 1910-2003. (Author)
Other authors: Sztompka, Piotr, (editor and author of Introduction)
Format: Book           


Table of Contents:
  • I
  • Theoretical Work in Sociology
  • Varieties of Theoretical Work
  • 1
  • The Uses and Abuses of Classical Theory
  • 23
  • 2
  • Theoretical Pluralism
  • 34
  • 3
  • On Sociological Theories of the Middle Range
  • 41
  • 4
  • Specified Ignorance
  • 51
  • 5
  • Paradigms: The Codification of Sociological Theory
  • 57
  • Analytic Frameworks for Sociology
  • 6
  • Paradigm for Functional Analysis in Sociology
  • 65
  • 7
  • Manifest and Latent Functions
  • 87
  • 8
  • Social Dysfunctions
  • 96
  • 9
  • Paradigm for Structural Analysis in Sociology
  • 101
  • II
  • Social Structure and Its Vicissitudes
  • Structural Complexes and Contradictions
  • 10
  • The Role-Set
  • 113
  • 11
  • Sociological Ambivalence
  • 123
  • 12
  • Social Structure and Anomie
  • 132
  • 13
  • Opportunity Structure
  • 153
  • 14
  • Socially Expected Durations
  • 162
  • Paradoxes of Social Process
  • 15
  • The Unanticipated Consequences of Social Action
  • 173
  • 16
  • The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
  • 183
  • III
  • Science As a Social Structure
  • The Sociology of Knowledge
  • 17
  • Paradigm for the Sociology of Knowledge
  • 205
  • 18
  • The Rise of Modern Science
  • 223
  • 19
  • Insiders and Outsiders
  • 241
  • The Social Institution of Science
  • 20
  • The Ethos of Science
  • 267
  • 21
  • Science and the Social Order
  • 277
  • 22
  • The Reward System of Science
  • 286
  • 23
  • Multiple Discoveries in Science
  • 305
  • 24
  • The Matthew Effect, II
  • 318
  • Coda: A Life of Learning
  • 339
  • Publications by and about Robert K. Merton: A Select Bibliography
  • 361.