Robert K.Merton研究--アメリカ社会学史の一節 A Study on Robert K. Merton －A Chapter to the History of American Sociology－
In this paper I examine some major works of Robert K. Merton (1910- ), who is not only America's but also world's leading theorist of sociology. After a brief overview of Merton's life and achievements, I take up his concept of the "theories of the middle range", a concept which he advocated as a product of his critical reconsideration of the main achievements in sociology. I also consider Merton's methodology, particularly his "functional analysis", and his "Social Structure and Anomie" on which he concentrated with all of his youthful enthusiasm. Finally, I make a few critical remarks on Merton's theory.
- 奈良教育大学紀要 人文・社会科学
奈良教育大学紀要 人文・社会科学 41(1), p39-60, 1992-11