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Rational Ritual Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge by Michael Suk-Young Chwe

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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English


  • Economic theory & philosophy,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • Collective behavior,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Sociology,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Social aspects,
  • Public Policy - General,
  • Business & Economics / Economic History,
  • Economics,
  • Political Science and International Relations,
  • Cognition and culture,
  • Economic History,
  • Knowledge, Sociology of,
  • Rites and ceremonies

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7756174M
ISBN 10069100949X
ISBN 109780691009490

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Rational Ritual () offers a profound, game theory-based analysis of the role that rituals, ceremonies and media events play in society. Throughout the ages, these rites have been used to create “common knowledge” that allows people to solve problems such as which ruler to obey and which products to buy. Essential reading for budding Robespierres or Steve Jobses alike. The Ritual is a British horror novel by Adam Nevill. The book was first released in the United Kingdom on 7 October through Pan Macmillan and was released in the United States on 14 February through Macmillan imprint St. Martin's Griffin. It is Nevill's third published novel and was followed by his work Last Days. The Ritual is the winner of the August Derleth Award Author: Adam Nevill.   Rational Ritual was the shortest book so far, and below will be my shortest summary yet. Chwe uses the term common knowledge throughout the entire book. How do we explain it?Author: Michael Brooks Jr.   Read "Rational Ritual Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge" by Michael Suk-Young Chwe available from Rakuten Kobo. Why do Internet, financial service, and beer commercials dominate Super Bowl advertising? How do political ceremonies es Brand: Princeton University Press.