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- DescriptionThis book explores the view that rmative behaviour is part of a complex of social mechanisms, processes and narratives that are constantly shifting. From this perspective, rms are t a kind of self-contained social object or fact, but rather an interplay of many things that we label as rms when we 'take a snapshot' of them at a particular instant. Further, this book pursues the hypothesis that considering the dynamic aspects of these phemena sheds new light on them. The sort of issues that this perspective opens to exploration include: * Of what is this complex we call a social rm composed of?* How do new social rms emerge and what kind of circumstances might facilitate such an appearance?* How context-specific are the rms and patterns of rmative behaviour that arise?* How do the cognitive and the social aspects of rms interact over time?* How do expectations, beliefs and individual rationality interact with social rm complexes to effect behaviour?* How does our social embeddedness relate to social constraint upon behaviour?* How might the socio-cognitive complexes that we call rms be usefully researched?
- Author BiographyMaria Xenitidou is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS) at the University of Surrey. Her main interests are in identity issues, the study of social regularities and contingencies, and in research methods - mainly in qualitative methods, also focusing on methods' epistemological assumptions and claims. Bruce Edmonds is the Director of the Centre for Policy Modelling (CPM) and Senior Research Fellow in the Business School at the Manchester Metropolitan University. His interests are in all aspects of social simulation, including methodology, philosophy and applications. He has just published a handbook on Simulating Social Complexity with Springer.
- PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
- Date of Publication29/05/2014
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleComputational Social Sciences
- Place of PublicationCham
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintSpringer International Publishing AG
- Content Note8 black & white illustrations, 5 colour illustrations, biography
- Weight582 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byBruce Edmonds,Maria Xenitidou
- Edition Statement1st ed. 2014
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