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Programme CoordinatorHéctor ZAMORANO, Argentina, firstname.lastname@example.org
RC51 Liaison in Argentina
Joaquín Zajac, Universidad de Buenos Aires, email@example.com
All Forum participants (presenters, chairs, discussants, etc.) need to pay the early registration fee by April 10, 2012, in order to be included in the programme. If not registered, their names will not appear in the Programme or Abstracts Book.
Sessionsprovisional as of March 15, 2012, in alphabetical order
Modern sociological systems theory in social practice (A): Applications to societal problems
Modern sociological systems theory in social practice. Part II
Observing, measuring and reconstructing emergent meaning
RC51 Business meeting
Society, ciberculture and sociocybernetics, and sociology on the movePresentation of two publications issued recently by RC51 Sociocybernetics.br>
The first book concerns the interaction of three conceptual components that guide the work of Labcomplex in Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in México City.
The second book is a set of texts thematically organized, that emerged from RC51 meeting at the ISA World Congress of Sociology in Gothenburg 2010.
Both texts will help to understand how Sociocybernetics is a perspective that enriches the social analysis.
Sociocybernetic approach to democratization processes
Sociocybernetic principles: Technology, ecology and globalizationSociocybernetics as research field results from the reciprocal influencing of cybernetics and the social sciences over decades. Whereas the cybernetic dimension is linked to names such as N. Wiener, W. R. Ashby, C. E. Shannon, W. Weaver and H. v. Foerster, the social science response was given by scientists such as M. Mead, G. Bateson, G. Pask, R. Merton and N. Luhmann.
RC51 “Sociocybernetics” is committed to these predecessors, but aims beyond that at the further development of sociocybernetic principles such as:
- Feed-back-mechanism and their consequences
- Systems, systems rationalities and system couplings
- First-order & second-order observation and construction & reconstruction of reality
- Learning, control and governance
For this session, abstracts for papers are welcome which cover (i) theoretical and epistemological issues by clarifying terms & concepts and their interpretation-change over the time and/or (ii) the practical application of sociocybernetic principles concerning e.g. technology (technological development & innovation, impact of technologies), ecology (climate change, biodiversity etc.), or globalization (democratization & governance, inclusion & exclusion, civil society & NGOs & intergovernmental organizations INGOs etc.).
Systemic perspective to think knowledge and cultural management development. Part I
Systemic Perspective to think knowledge and cultural management development. Part II
Systemic perspective to think knowledge and cultural management development. Part III
The challenge of Sociocybernetics for Cultural and Political Knowing