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Reconstruction of the Public Sphere in the Socially Mediated Age

Editors: Endo, K., Kurihara, S., Kamihigashi, T., Toriumi, F. (Eds.)

  • Discusses how social media and the internet are changing people, interpersonal relationships, and the world
  • Presents novel integrative research in computational social science, a fusion of social science and informatics
  • Is an interdisciplinary collaboration of leading researchers in sociology, artificial intelligence, economics, and related disciplines
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The aim of this book is to establish a basis for resolving the various issues facing modern society by exploring the field of Computational Social Science, which fuses the social and natural sciences. Today, society is threatened by problems concerning the environment, population growth, hunger and epidemics, all of which could lead to the extinction of humankind. However, attempting to resolve these issues is extremely difficult, because of the complex, intertwined factors involved, and because these issues are not just matters related to nature and the environment but also to society.

In this book, we investigate this aporia of the social sciences with the help of big data (which has gained considerable attention in recent years) and techniques such as agent-based simulation. Our aim is to resolve the complex system problems characteristic of the present age. In this regard, the book focuses on specific issues such as the reconstruction of public character in our social-media-saturated modern lifestyle, the current state of social capital, and the resultant social changes.

About the authors

Kaoru Endo is a professor of sociology at Gakushuin University

Satoshi Kurihara is a professor of artificial intelligence at The University of Electro-Communications

Takashi Kamihigashi is a professor of economics at Kobe University

Fujio Toriumi is an associate professor of computational social science at The University of Tokyo

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Public Sphere and Social Capital in the Age of Intermediality: Approach from Computational Social Science

    Endo, Kaoru

    Pages 1-6

  • What Is Public Opinion? In the Age of Comlexedly-Mediated Democracy and Scandal Politics

    Endo, Kaoru

    Pages 9-35

  • Does Agent-based Modeling Flourish in Sociology? Mind the Gap between Social Theory and Agent-based Models

    Sato, Yoshimichi

    Pages 37-46

  • Does the Internet Make People Selfish? Effects of the Internet on Citizens’ Political Attitudes

    Sudo, Naoki

    Pages 47-69

  • Social Capital on Social Media

    Toriumi, Fujio (et al.)

    Pages 73-92

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6138-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6137-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reconstruction of the Public Sphere in the Socially Mediated Age
Editors
  • Kaoru Endo
  • Satoshi Kurihara
  • Takashi Kamihigashi
  • Fujio Toriumi
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6138-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6138-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6137-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 200
Number of Illustrations
79 b/w illustrations
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