The Oxford handbook of analytical sociology /

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...

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Other Authors: Hedström, Peter (Editor), Bearman, Peter S., 1956- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series:Oxford handbooks.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of 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.