Chaos, Complexity, and Sociology: Myths, Models, and Theories

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Raymond A. Eve, Raymond A Eve, Sara Horsfall, Mary E. Lee
SAGE, Jun 12, 1997 - Social Science - 328 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The Myth of Postmodern Science
3
Toward Nonmodern
15
The Persistence of Emergence
30
Necessary Myths
39
Nonlinear Dynamics and the MicroMacro Bridge
52
to Policy Problems
71
Conclusion
77
Sociological Application of
91
Chaos and Pattern in Complex Systems
153
Conceptual Models and Applications
161
ShortTerm Changes in the Domestic Division
182
A Cellular
215
Adolescent Childbearing
243
So Where Are We Now? A Final Word
269
References
281
Name Index
301

Social Deterministic Systems
102
Preliminary Thinking about Methods
123
An Emergent Perspective
141
Subject Index
308
About the Contributors
322
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