Culture in mind : toward a sociology of culture and by Karen A. Cerulo PDF

By Karen A. Cerulo

ISBN-10: 0203904702

ISBN-13: 9780203904701

ISBN-10: 0203904745

ISBN-13: 9780203904749

ISBN-10: 0415929431

ISBN-13: 9780415929431

ISBN-10: 041592944X

ISBN-13: 9780415929448

What's inspiration and the way does one come to review and are aware of it? How does the brain paintings? Does cognitive technology clarify the entire mysteries of the mind? This number of fourteen unique essays from the various best sociologists within the state, together with Eviatar Zerubavel, Diane Vaughan, Paul Dimaggio and Gary Alan wonderful, between others, opens a discussion among cognitive technological know-how and cultural sociology, encouraging a brand new community of medical collaboration and stimulating new strains of social medical study.
Rather than contemplating concept as simply someone act, Culture in Mind considers it in a social and cultural context. Provocatively, this implies that our suggestions don't functionality in a vacuum: our minds aren't by myself. protecting such various themes because the nature of evil, the method of storytelling, defining psychological disease, and the conceptualizing of the untimely child, those essays provide clean insights into the functioning of the brain. Leaving the MRI in the back of, Culture in Mind will discover the mysteries of the way we predict.

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Postaccident investigations uniformly showed that pressures to stick to the launch schedule permeated the culture. As one engineer said: “When people are working evenings and weekends, no one has to tell you that schedule is a priority. ” Dramatic post-Apollo increases in bureaucratic accountability at 40 CULTURE IN MIND NASA multiplied requirements for the agency to follow rules and procedures in making technical decisions, ordering hardware, reporting contractor performance, and conforming to industry and government regulations.

Identifiable in interviews with both married and cohabiting partners are three institutionalized cultural beliefs about marriage, family, and partnership. First, partners articulate their belief in the institution of marriage, family, and/or togetherness, affirming the social expectation that people belong in couples—that they should come in pairs, like the animals of Noah’s Ark. ” Third, they express allegiance to a reinforcing set of institutionalized assumptions about gender roles that proscribe the division of labor in and commitment to the intimate dyad as taking priority over the individual.

In order to pursue this question, the new institutionalists’ traditional focus on organization fields must be supplemented by empirical work that exposes processes. In this paper, I examine three case studies of signal detection and decision making in naturalistic settings: couples in deteriorating intimate relationships (Vaughan 1986), managers and engineers at NASA making assessments of technical components of the space shuttle (Vaughan 1996), and air traffic controllers reading information on radar screens (Vaughan, unpublished data).

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