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By J. Zvi Namenwirth,Robert Philip Weber

This ebook, first released in 1987, is a landmark contribution to macrosociology that extends the culture of Sorokin, Durkheim, Marx, Weber and different founders of the self-discipline in new and fascinating instructions. utilizing their cutting edge content material research technique to envision American and British political records, the authors convey that the long term dynamics of tradition are topic to their very own legislation and are self sufficient of the activities of 'great males' and different person actors. This finished quantity brings jointly over 20 years of the authors' study on tradition signs. Key findings comprise the id of 2 long term cultural cycles within the usa and nice Britain: one is expounded to celebration realignments, the opposite to long term financial fluctuations. additionally, the authors show how tradition presents the topics that political events use to interpret monetary stipulations of their attraction for votes. different effects convey that organizational cultures circulation in contrary instructions from these within the tradition of the bigger society. The booklet additionally contains certain discussions of either the method used to examine textual content content material and similar metatheoretical matters within the research of cultural dynamics.

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