Networks, Crowds, and Markets
by David Easley, Jon Kleinberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2010
Combines different scientific perspectives in its approach to understanding networks and behavior. Drawing on ideas from economics, sociology, computing and information science, and applied mathematics, it describes the emerging field of study that is growing at the interface of all these areas, addressing fundamental questions about how the social, economic, and technological worlds are connected.
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by James Montgomery - University of Wisconsin
Contents: Linear models; Markov Chains; Social Mobility; Differential Reproduction; Absorbing Chains; Evolution of Social Conventions; Strategic Network Formation; Communication Classes; Influence Networks; Demography; Population Momentum; etc.
by Ryan T. Cragun, Deborah Cragun - Wikibooks
This book covers the foundations of sociology, including an introduction to the discipline, the methods of study, and some of the dominant theoretical perspectives. The remaining chapters focus on the different areas of study in sociology.
by Patricia Noller, Sharon Atkin - De Gruyter Open Ltd
Essential reading for anyone interested in the development of young people and the impact of the family environment. It draws on contemporary research across the globe, showing that behavior in adolescence builds on earlier experiences in the family.
by Clare Birchall - Berg Publishers
The book examines the popular knowledges that saturate our everyday experience. We make this information and then it shapes the way we see the world. How valid is it when compared to official knowledge and why it causes so much institutional anxiety?