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The Oxford handbook of analytical sociology

Author: Peter Hedström; Peter S Bearman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
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Analytical sociology is a strategy for understanding the social world. It is concerned with explaining important social facts such as network structures, patterns of residential segregation, typical beliefs, cultural tastes, and common ways of acting. It explains such facts by detailing in clear and precise ways the mechanisms through which the social facts were brought about. Making sense of the relationship  Read more...
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Oxford handbook of analytical sociology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009013905
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hedström; Peter S Bearman
ISBN: 9780191550577 0191550574
OCLC Number: 746920569
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 772 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part. I. Foundations: 1. What is analytical sociology all about? an introductory essay / Peter Hedström and Peter Bearman; 2. Analytical sociology and theories of the middle range / Peter Hedström and Lars Udehn --
Part. II. Social Cogs and Wheels: 3. Emotions / Jon Elster; 4. Beliefs / Jens Rydgren; 5. Preferences / Jeremy Freese; 6. Opportunities / Trond Petersen; 7. Heuristics / Daniel G. Goldstein; 8. Signaling / Diego Gambetta; 9. Norms / Jon Elster; 10. Trust / Karen S. Cook and Alexandra Gerbasi --
Part. III. Social Dynamics: 11. Social dynamics from the bottom up: agent-based models of social interaction / Michael Macy and Andreas Flache; 12. Segregation dynamics / Elizabeth Bruch and Robert Mare; 13. Self-fulfilling prophecies / Michael Biggs; 14. Social influence: the puzzling nature of success in cultural markets / Matthew J. Salganik and Duncan J. Watts; 15. The contagiousness of divorce / Yvonne Aberg; 16. Matching / Katherine Stovel and Christine Fountain; 17. Collective action / Delia Baldassarri; 18. Conditional choice / Meredith Rolfe; 19. Network dynamics / James Moody; 20. Threshold models of social influence / Duncan J. Watts and Peter Dodds; 21. Time and scheduling / Christopher Winship; 22. Homophily and the focused organization of ties / Scott Feld and Bernard Grofman; 23. Status / Joel Podolny and Freda Lynn; 24. Dominance hierarchies / Ivan Chase and W. Brent Lindquist; 25. Conflict / Stathis Kalyvas --
Part. IV. Perspectives From Other Fields and Approaches: 26. Game theory / Richard Breen; 27. Experiments / Iris Bohnet; 28. Surveys / Hannah Brückner; 29. Analytic ethnography / Diane Vaughan; 30. Historical Sociology / Karen Barkey.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: Handbook of analytical sociology
Analytical sociology
Responsibility: edited by Peter Hedström and Peter Bearman.


This Oxford Handbook brings together some of the most prominent sociologists in the world to provide a comprehensive and authoritative examination of analytical sociology.  Read more...
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