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Chaos, Complexity, and Sociology : Myths, Models, and Theories - Raymond A. Eve

Chaos, Complexity, and Sociology

Myths, Models, and Theories

By: Raymond A. Eve (Editor), Sara T. Horsfall (Editor), Mary Lee (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1997
ISBN: 9780761908906
Number Of Pages: 360

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The authors of this volume provide a timely collection of articles which examine the emerging myths and theories surrounding the study of chaos and complexity. In the second part methodological matters are considered. Finally, conceptual models and applications are presented. This perceptive and thorough volume will be useful to sociologists and others interested in chaos and complexity theory.

Foreword
Chaos and Social Science
Preface
Emerging New Directions: Myths And Theories
The Myth of Postmodern Science
From Enlightenment to Chaos
Toward Nonmodern Social Theory
The Persistence of 'Emergence'
Chaos and Complexity
Necessary Myths
Nonlinear Dynamics and the Micro-Macro Bridge
Nonlinear Dynamics, Complexity and Public Policy
Use, Misuse and Applicability
Self-Organization of the Economy
A System-Theoretical Reconsideration of Georg Simmel's Philosophy of Money
The Omicron Point Sociological Application of the Anthropic Theory
The Origins of Order and Disorder in Physical and Social Deterministic Systems
Preliminary Thinking About Methods
Webs of Chaos
Implications for Research Designs
Chaos and Social Reality
An Emergent Perspective
Chaos and Pattern in Complex Systems
Conceptual Models And Applications
Dynamics of Children's Friendships
Short-Term Changes in the Domestic Division of Labor
Intimations of Complexity
Biological Foundations of Social Interaction
Explorations of Nonlinear Dynamics in Arousal-Modulation
Collective Behavior Following Disasters
A Cellular Automation Model
Organizations and Constraint-Based Adaptation
Chaotic Behavior in Society
Adolescent Childbearing in Texas 1964-1990
So Where Are We Now? A Final Word
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ISBN: 9780761908906
ISBN-10: 0761908900
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st August 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.19  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.58