Analytical sociology : actions and networks / editor, Gianluca Manzo.

Chichester, England : Wiley, 2014.
1 online resource (449 p.)
Wiley series in computational and quantitative social science.
Wiley Series in Computational and Quantitative Social Science

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"This book illustrates how analytical sociology is progressively refining its theoretical framework and how powerful this framework is in explaining a large array of social phenomena. The authors have collaborated to demonstrate how analytical sociology integrates formal models, computer simulations, laboratory experiments, and complex statistical analysis of large-scale datasets. This integration makes analytical sociology comparable to the methodology adopted by modern biological and physical sciences. The authors discuss computational models as well as laboratory experiments, focusing on how experiments may shed light on the complex relation between norms, networks, and social actions"-- Provided by publisher.
"Analytical Sociology: Norms, Actions and Networks illustrates how analytical sociology is progressively refining its theoretical framework and how powerful this framework is in explaining a large array of social phenomena"-- Provided by publisher.
Analytical Sociology: Actions and Networks; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; About the Editor; List of Contributors; Introduction; Editor's Introduction to Chapter 1; 1 Data, Generative Models, and Mechanisms: More on the Principles of Analytical Sociology; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The Principles of Analytical Sociology; 1.3 Clarity (P1); 1.4 Description (P2); 1.5 Generative Models (P3); 1.6 Structural Methodological Individualism (P4a); 1.7 Logics of Action (P4b); 1.8 Structural Interdependency (P4c); 1.9 Agent-Based Modeling (P5); 1.10 Back to Data (P6 and P7); 1.11 Concluding Remarks
1.12 How to Read this Book References; Further Reading; Part I: ACTIONS; Foundational Issues; Editor's Introduction to Chapter 2; 2 Analytical Sociology and Rational-Choice Theory; 2.1 Rational-Choice Theory; 2.2 Sociological Rational-Choice Theory; 2.3 Analytical Sociology as a Meta-Theory; 2.4 The Key Ideas of Analytical Sociology; 2.4.1 Mechanism-Based Explanation; 2.4.2 Realism; 2.4.3 Theories of Middle Range; 2.4.4 Theory of Action; 2.5 The Puzzle; 2.6 The Assumed Special Role of RCT; 2.7 Conclusion; References; Further Reading; Crime and Voting; Editor's Introduction to Chapter 3
3 Why Crime Happens: A Situational Action Theory 3.1 Situational Action Theory; 3.2 Explaining Crime; 3.3 The Situational Model; 3.4 The Situational Process; 3.4.1 Motivation; 3.4.2 Perception of Action Alternatives: The Moral Filter; 3.4.3 The Process of Choice: Habits and Deliberation; 3.4.4 Controls: Self-Control and Deterrence; 3.5 The Social Model; 3.6 Integrating the Social and Situational Models; 3.7 Testing SAT; 3.7.1 The Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study; 3.7.2 Measuring Crime, Crime Propensity and Criminogenic Exposure
3.7.3 Crime Involvement by Crime Propensity and Criminogenic Exposure 3.7.4 The Impact of Criminogenic Exposure on Crime for Groups with Different Levels of Crime Propensity; 3.8 Explaining Crime Concentrations (Hot Spots); 3.9 Coda; References; Further Reading; Editor's Introduction to Chapter 4; 4 Frames, Scripts, and Variable Rationality: An Integrative Theory of Action; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The Model of Frame Selection (MFS); 4.2.1 Frames, Scripts, and Actions; 4.2.2 Dual-processes: Spontaneous vs. Reflected Modes of Selection; 4.2.3 The Determinants of Variable Rationality
4.3 Hypotheses and Previous Applications 4.4 An Exemplary Application Using Survey Data: Explaining Voter Participation; 4.4.1 Theory; 4.4.2 Data and Measures; 4.4.3 Results; 4.5 Applying the MFS to Study Social Dynamics; 4.5.1 The MFS and the Study of Social Movements and Collective Action; 4.5.2 Strategic Interaction with Variable Rationality and Framing; 4.6 Conclusion; References; Further Reading; Historical Violence; Editor's Introduction to Chapter 5; 5 Analytical Sociology and Quantitative Narrative Analysis: Explaining Lynchings in Georgia (1875-1930)
5.1 Strange Fruits on Southern Trees
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
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Manzo, Gianluca, editor of compilation.