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“The interesting contribution of this book is not just confined to capturing the role changes that a knowledge based society characterizing post-industrialism demands, but that it is able to bring about a fusion of micro individual and the macro societal role relationships…. This book makes interesting and useful reading for the serious management practitioner interested in gaining a grasp of the role alterations that are taking place in his own work domain, and comprehend its implications. The contribution of this work to sociological theory is in making predictions about the social changes which can come up with the transformation to a knowledge based society.” --Vikalpa “The interesting contribution of this book is not just confined to capturing the role changes that a knowledge based society ...

Role Redefinition: The Pivotal Micro Process
Role redefinition: The pivotal micro process

This book began with a discussion of the widespread breakdown of social roles and institutions. Each chapter, in its own way, deals with role redefinition as the inescapable social reality of PI life. Our intent in this chapter is to directly address the contemporary importance and the operating dynamics of role redefinition. We suggest that role failure is occurring because massive changes, broadly labeled as the transformation to post-industrial society, require people to redefine roles far more than ever before; but only those individuals with complex selves, creative minds, and well-developed two-channel communication skills can keep up with the pace of redefinition and take it in stride.

These changes require the development of a theoretical ...

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