Nick Gessler's comment on dynamical systems

Dr. John D. OBrien (bd040@YFN.YSU.EDU)
Fri, 21 Apr 1995 04:29:33 -0400

Maximum level `second' to Nick Gessler's comments on looking beyond
linear causal theories into interactive, dynamical systems. It may be
a bit beyond most of our collegial wisdom . . . but I would strongly
recommend that anyone who wants a theoretically sound introduction to
the approach read Neil MacKinnon's 1995 "Symbolic Interaction as Affect
Control" by SUNY press. It is everything an Anthropologist should have
written a decade ago . . . that is, if we hadn't gotten sidetracked on
political correctness and overspecialization.

John O'Brien
Youngstown, Ohio