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Rational ritual : culture, coordination, and common knowledge

Author: Michael Suk-Young Chwe
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
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Why do Internet, financial service, and beer commercials dominate Super Bowl advertising? How do political ceremonies establish authority? Why does repetition characterize anthems and ritual speech? Why were circular forms favored for public festivals during the French Revolution? This book answers these questions using a single concept: common knowledge. Game theory shows that in order to coordinate its actions, a  Read more...
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Chwe, Michael Suk-Young, 1965-
Rational ritual.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00051683
(OCoLC)45202137
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Suk-Young Chwe
ISBN: 9781400831135 140083113X 0691114714 9780691114712 9780691009490 069100949X
OCLC Number: 496293589
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 130 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Applications; 3. Elaborations; 4. Conclusion; Appendix. The Argument Expressed Diagrammatically; References; Index.
Responsibility: Michael Suk-Young Chwe.

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