Social Mindscapes: An Invitation to Cognitive Sociology

Social Mindscapes An Invitation to Cognitive Sociology Why do we eat sardines but never goldfish ducks but never parrots Why does adding cheese make a hamburger a cheeseburger whereas adding ketchup does not make it a ketchupburger By the same token ho
  • Title: Social Mindscapes: An Invitation to Cognitive Sociology
  • Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
  • ISBN: 9780674813908
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why do we eat sardines, but never goldfish ducks, but never parrots Why does adding cheese make a hamburger a cheeseburger whereas adding ketchup does not make it a ketchupburger By the same token, how do we determine which things said at a meeting should be included in the minutes and which ought to be considered off the record and officially disregarded In thisWhy do we eat sardines, but never goldfish ducks, but never parrots Why does adding cheese make a hamburger a cheeseburger whereas adding ketchup does not make it a ketchupburger By the same token, how do we determine which things said at a meeting should be included in the minutes and which ought to be considered off the record and officially disregarded In this wide ranging and provocative book, Eviatar Zerubavel argues that cognitive science cannot answer these questions, since it addresses cognition on only two levels the individual and the universal To fill the gap between the Romantic vision of the solitary thinker whose thoughts are the product of unique experience, and the cognitive psychological view, which revolves around the search for the universal foundations of human cognition, Zerubavel charts an expansive social realm of mind a domain that focuses on the conventional, normative aspects of the way we think.With witty anecdote and revealing analogy, Zerubavel illuminates the social foundation of mental actions such as perceiving, attending, classifying, remembering, assigning meaning, and reckoning the time What takes place inside our heads, he reminds us, is deeply affected by our social environments, which are typically groups that are larger than the individual yet considerably smaller than the human race Thus, we develop a nonuniversal software for thinking as Americans or Chinese, lawyers or teachers, Catholics or Jews, Baby Boomers or Gen Xers Zerubavel explores the fascinating ways in which thought communities carve up and classify reality, assign meanings, and perceive things, defamiliarizing in the process many taken for granted assumptions.
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    2 thoughts on “Social Mindscapes: An Invitation to Cognitive Sociology

    1. Eviatar Zerubavel Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Social Mindscapes: An Invitation to Cognitive Sociology book, this is one of the most wanted Eviatar Zerubavel author readers around the world.

    2. I agree that this book presents easily accessible sociological information, much of it eye opening or thought provoking concepts that we may think about in small pieces but never put together into cohesive ideas like this novel does Though, it s of a compiling of sociological data, research, and writings presented by Zeruvabel with many of his own coined terms and ideas However, as with many of his writings, his excessive use of examples tends to be hindering than helpful, as it becomes overwh [...]

    3. Accessibly written piece of sociological imagination However, too many examples mostly blur explanation and even some of them are not that applicable as the author claims But still interesting perspective on cognition and social order.

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