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Departing radically from traditional content analysis approaches to the quantitative study of texts, this work is based on a linguistic theory of narrative, rather than the ad hoc approaches of context analysis. The book illustrates a set of tools--story grammars, relational data models, and network models--that can be profitably used for the collection, organization, and analysis of narrative data in socio-historical research (e.g., narratives of strikes, demonstrations, lynchings, and riots).Read more
- A book that pursues methodological rigor while never concealing the shortcuts taken in that pursuit
- A truly interdisciplinary book that traverses several disciplines (sociology, political science, linguistics, and history, but also, computer science, statistics, philosophy, literary criticism, etc.)
- A methodological book that delivers much more than methodology: from epistemology to the history of disciplines
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- Date Published: May 2004
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521541459
- length: 500 pages
- dimensions: 225 x 350 x 34 mm
- weight: 0.73kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. From Words to Numbers: A Journey: Prologue
1. 'In the beginning, there was the word'
2. Ars memoriae
3: everything is number
Part II. Looking Back: What's in the Numbers?:
4. The word and the world
5. 'A worlde of wordes'
6. Journeys end.
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