Sociology 219: Institutional Theories: Cultural ...

Sociology 219: Institutional Theories: Cultural ...

Sociology 219: Institutional Theories: Cultural / Phenomenological Approaches Class 3: Social Construction of the Individual Copyright 2009 by Evan Schofer Announcements Assignment #1 handed back Assignment #2 handed out Talks today:

12:00 Klandermans, Diani, Feng Relationship between social movements, democracy and religious fundamentalism 1:30 ICSW/Soc 259: Ting Jiang Economic Globalization and Welfare Spending in 23 Transitional Economies Next week The social construction of actors And, more on organizations

Agenda Preview of upcoming readings Presentations: Sang-Joon & Rachel Discussion of readings ~10 minute break at 10:30. Reading Preview Dobbin, Frank. 1994. Cultural Models of Organization: The Social Construction of Rational

Organizing Principles. Develops the idea that modern rational organizing is not natural, but reflects an institutionalized culture John Meyer and Ronald Jepperson. 2000. "The "Actors" of Modern Society: Cultural Rationalization and the Ongoing Expansion of Social Agency." Sociological Theory, 18, 1: 2000: 100-120. Argues that actors and agency are socially constructed Agency isnt a constant feature of human beings Historical and cultural variation in institutional/cultural context determines the

extent of agency. Reading Preview Meyer, John W. 2007. Reflections on Institutional Theories of Organizations. In The Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism, ed. by R. Greenwood, C. Oliver, R. Suddaby & K. SahlinAndersson, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007. A review article on institutional theory, focusing on organizations *Drori, Gili, John W. Meyer, and Hokyu Hwang (eds). 2006. Globalization and Organization:

World Society and Organizational Change. Oxford University Press. A book that asks: what drives the global expansion of organizing? Reading Preview Ansell, Christopher K. 2001. The Garbage Can Model of Behavior. In N. J. Smelser and Paul Bates (eds) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Oxford: Pergamon Press.

*Cohen, Michael D., James G. March, Johan P. Olsen. 1972. A Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice. Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Mar., 1972), pp. 1-25 Two readings from the organizations literature offering an alternative to rational decisionmaking *Kahneman, Daniel. Maps of Bounded Rationality: Psychology for Behavioral Economics. More work exploring the limits of rational actors.

Mini-Presentations Goffman; March & Olsen Class Discussion David Frank introduction Start with self/life course & identities paper After break: Frank et al. paper on sex laws.

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