The Conceptual Framework Applied to South African Society

  • G. C. Kinloch


In this chapter we shall apply the concepts we discussed in Part II to a sociological analysis of South Africa, keeping in mind the society’s unique historical evolution and the complexity of her plural social system. As in Part II, we shall begin with the microscopic level of analysis moving to the macroscopic. We must also emphasise, once again, that our analysis will be purely exploratory and analytical — never definitive. The huge gaps in scientific knowledge concerning the society make it impossible to be conclusive in what we state. Our main aim is to stimulate the student into analysing the social system around him for himself and it is in this regard that the framework may prove useful. We turn, then, first, to the microscopic level.


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© G. C. Kinloch 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. C. Kinloch
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Florida State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Formerly of the University of NatalSouth Africa

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