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Installation theory: the societal construction and regulation of behaviour

Lahlou, Saadi (2017) Installation theory: the societal construction and regulation of behaviour. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781107137592

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Abstract

Installation Theory: The Societal Construction and Regulation of Behaviour provides researchers and practitioners with a simple and powerful framework to analyse and change behaviour. Informed by a wide range of empirical evidence, it includes an accessible synthesis of former theories (ecological psychology, activity theory, situated action, distributed cognition, social constructionism, actor-network theory and social representations). 'Installations' are the familiar, socially constructed, apparatuses which elicit, enable, scaffold and control - and make predictable most of our 'normal' behaviour; from shower-cabins or airport check-ins to family dinners, classes or hospitals. The book describes their threefold structure with a new model enabling systematic and practical analysis of their components. It details the mechanisms of their construction, resilience and evolution, illustrated with dozens of examples, from restaurants to nuclear plant operation. The book also provides a detailed analysis of the processes of creation and selection of innovations, proposing a model for the maintenance and evolution of social systems.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.cambridge.org
Additional Information: © 2017 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Sets: Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 11:22
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2019 00:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85604

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