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Tiny Publics: A Theory of Group Action and Culture

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If all politics is local, then so is almost everything else, argues sociologist Gary Alan Fine. We organize our lives by relying on those closest to us--family members, friends, work colleagues, team mates, and other intimates--to create meaning and order. In this thoughtful and wide-ranging book, Fine argues that the basic building blocks of society itself are forged within the boundaries of such small groups, the "tiny publics" necessary for a robust, functioning social order at all levels. Action, meaning, authority, ...

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Tiny Publics: A Theory of Group Action and Culture
2012, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780871544322

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