Trois échelles d'action et d'analyse, l'abstraction comme opérateur d'échelle.

Abstract : Abstraction in Sociology is analyzed in this article as a process that changes the pertinence area of statements in three dimensional space of social phenomena. I start with a presentation of these three dimensions (mass, length, generality) and the scales that can be associated to them. Then I will define scales operators, processes which shift the action and analysis level in the three dimensions. The three scales and their operators allow to define abstraction as a dimension of one special operator, specific to the generality scale.
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Michel Grossetti. Trois échelles d'action et d'analyse, l'abstraction comme opérateur d'échelle.. Année Sociologique, Presses Universitaires de France, 2006, vol. 56 (n° 2), p. 285-307. ⟨halshs-00476875⟩



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