Culture in Mind

By Karen A. Cerulo

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What is thought and how does one come to study and understand it? How does the mind work? Does cognitive science explain all the mysteries of the brain? This collection of fourteen original essays from some of the top sociologists in the country, including Eviatar Zerubavel, Diane Vaughan, Paul Dimaggio and Gary Alan Fine, among others, opens a dialogue between cognitive science and cultural sociology, encouraging a new network of scientific collaboration and stimulating new lines of social scientific research. Rather than considering thought as just an individual act, Culture in Mind considers it in a social and cultural context. Provocatively, this suggests that our thoughts do not function in a vacuum: our minds are not alone. Covering such diverse topics as the nature of evil, the process of storytelling, defining mental illness, and the conceptualizing of the premature baby, these essays offer fresh insights into the functioning of the mind. Leaving the MRI behind, Culture in Mind will uncover the mysteries of how we think.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Sociology -> Sociology

Culture in Mind
Toward a Sociology of Culture and Cognition
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 5/13/13
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 318 pages

ISBN 10: 1135956421
ISBN 13: 9781135956424
Print ISBN: 9780415929431

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