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As some of you may know, I am the new book review editor of Social
Networks, attempting to replace the irreplaceable Barry and Bev Wellman.
My in-box has a new book of articles, Constructural Theory of Social
Dynamics that according to the publisher, "brings together for the first
time social scientists and engineers to develop a predictive theory of
social organization." The book includes some of our network stalwarts
but also has such interesting matters as an article "Life and
Cognition." I think we can learn much from the book and its far ranging
interests and it would benefit from an essay presenting this field. The
ideal reviewer would have some knowledge of modeling, reasonable
mathematical skills, and an interest in making sense of this new field
in ways that might make it accessible to most of us in the social
network field. Some of the ideal reviewers of this book have articles in
the book -- for some odd reason of my prejudice, they are ineligible.
If you are interested in this exploration, drop me a note.
Distinguished Scholar, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies
Visiting Research Professor Sociology
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