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Social Mindscapes: An Invitation to Cognitive Sociology

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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?

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Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 15th 1999 by Harvard University Press (first published January 15th 1998)
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Cara
Apr 06, 2015 Cara rated it liked it
Recommended to Cara by: Eviatar Zeruvabel
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 more 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 more hindering than helpful, as it beco ...more
Ivana
Mar 03, 2015 Ivana rated it it was ok
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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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