Applications of Social Network Analysis (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)

Applications of Social Network Analysis (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)

By: Peter J. Carrington (editor)Hardback

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Since its appearance in the 1930s in the form of sociometry, social network analysis (SNA) has become a major paradigm for social research in such areas as communication, organizations, and social mobility, to name but a few. It is used by researchers in a wide range of disciplines: like any mathematical approach to social research, social network analysis strips away the unique details of social situations to reveal, or model, the bare structural essentials. By doing so, it enables the researcher to identify similarities across widely disparate contexts, and so to benefit from the insights of many different fields of study. This major work is dedicated specifically to the applications of social network analysis in diverse fields of scholarship. Divided into four volumes, each of which opens with a contextualising introduction written by the editor, this collection aims to provide scholars from a wide range of disciplines with a comprehensive, touchstone resource on the topic.


VOLUME ONE: INDIVIDUALS (PART 1) Part One: Personal Communities The Network Is Personal: Introduction to a Special Issue of Social Networks - Barry Wellman The Community Question: The Intimate Networks of East Yorkers - Barry Wellman Networks as Personal Communities - Barry Wellman, Peter Carrington and Alan Hall Core Discussion Networks of Americans - Peter Marsden Social Isolation in America: Changes in Core Discussion Networks over Two Decades - Miller McPherson, Lynn Smith-Lovin and Matthew Brashears Comparing Two Methods for Estimating Network Size - McCarty et al. Does Distance Matter in the Age of the Internet? - Diana Mok, Barry Wellman and Juan Carrasco Part Two: Social Capital The Forms of Capital - Pierre Bourdieu Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital - James Coleman Social Capital: Its Origins and Applications in Modern Sociology - Alejandro Portes Building a Network Theory of Social Capital - Nan Lin Estimating the Causal Effect of Social Capital: A Review of Recent Research - Ted Mouw Part Three: Social Support Different Strokes from Different Folks: Community Ties and Social Support - Barry Wellman and Scot Wortley Social Support and Depressed Mood: A Structural Analysis - Nan Lin, Xiaolan Ye and Walter Ensel Social Capital and Health Inequality: Evidence from Taiwan - Lijun Song and Nan Lin Part Four: The Small World The Small World Problem - Stanley Milgram An Experimental Study of the Small World Problem - Jeffrey Travers and Stanley Milgram The Small World Problem - Judith Kleinfeld VOLUME TWO: INDIVIDUALS (PART 2) Part One: Interpersonal Influence Sources of Peer Group Homogeneity - Jere Cohen Norm Formation in Social Influence Networks - Noah Friedkin The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network over 32 Years - Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler Dynamic Networks and Behavior: Separating Selection from Influence - Christian Steglich, Tom Snijders and Michael Pearson Part Two: Kinship The Study of Kinship Systems - A. Radcliffe-Brown `Introduction' in An Anatomy of Kinship - Harrison White Roles, Kin Trees, and Homogeneous Structures - Harrison White Class, Property, and Structural Endogamy: Visualizing Networked Histories - Lilyan Brudner and Douglas White Part Three: Online Networks Computer Networks as Social Networks - Barry Wellman Internet and Community - Caroline Haythornthwaite and Lon Kendall Social Connectivity in America: Changes in Adult Friendship Network Size from 2002 to 2007 - Hua Wang and Barry Wellman Social Structure of Facebook Networks - Amanda Traud, Peter Mucha and Mason Porter Part Four: Animal Networks The Social Order in Flocks of the Common Chicken and the Pigeon - Ralph Masure and W. Allee The Vacancy Chain Process: A New Mechanism of Resource Distribution in Animals with Application to Hermit Crab - Ivan Chase, Marc Weissburg and Theodore Dewitt Social Network Theory: New Insights and Issues for Behavioral Ecologists - Andrew Sih, Sean Hanser and Katherine McHugh Comparing Networks across Space and Time, Size and Species - Katherine Faust and John Skvoretz VOLUME THREE: ORGANIZATIONS Part One: Intra-organizational Networks Management Conflict and Sociometric Structure - Harrison White Work, Friendship, and Media Use for Information Exchange in a Networked Organization - Caroline Haythornthwaite and Barry Wellman Social Networks and Organizational Dynamics - J. Miller McPherson, Pamela Popielarz and Sonja Drobnic Part Two: Inter-organizational Networks The Sphere of Influence - Joel Levine Exchange and Power in Networks of Interorganizational Relations - Karen Cook The Structure of Interorganizational Elite Cooptation: Interlocking Corporate Directorates - Michael Patrick Allen Networks of Interorganizational Relations - Mark Mizruchi and Joseph Galaskiewicz Part Three: Organizational Elites New Directions in the Study of Community Elites - Edward Laumann and Franz Pappi The Inner Group of the American Capitalist Class - Michael Useem Networks of Corporate Power: A Comparative Assessment - John Scott The Global Corporate Elite and the Transnational Policy-Planning Network, 1996-2006 a Structural Analysis - William Carroll and Jean Philippe Sapinski Part Four: World Systems Structural Position in the World System and Economic Growth, 1955-1970: A Multiple-Network Analysis of Transnational Interactions - David Snyder and Edward Kick The Persistence of Structural Inequality? A Network Analysis of International Trade, 1965-2000 - Matthew Mahutga A Multiple-Network Analysis of the World System of Nations, 1995-1999 - Edward Kick et al. VOLUME FOUR: INSTITUTIONS Part One: Science Career Attributes and Network Structure: A Blockmodel Study of a Biomedical Research Specialty - Ronald Breiger The Structure of a Social Science Collaboration Network: Disciplinary Cohesion from 1963 to 1999 - James Moody Studying the Emerging Global Brain: Analyzing and Visualizing the Impact of Co-authorship Teams - Katy Boerner, Luca Dall'Asta, Weimao Ke and Alessandro Vespignani Part Two: Culture A Social Network's Changing Statistical Properties and the Quality of Human Innovation - Brian Uzzi Hidden Meanings: Cultural Content and Context in Harrison White's Structural Sociology - Steven Brint Social Grammar for Culture: Reply to Steven Brint - Harrison White Between Conversation and Situation: Public Switching Dynamics across Network Domains - Ann Mische and Harrison White Network Analysis, Culture, and the Problem of Agency - Mustafa Emirbayer and Jeff Goodwin Part Three: Crime Delinquent Networks in Sweden - Jerzy Sarnecki Friendship Networks and Delinquency: The Relative Nature of Peer Delinquency - Dana Haynie Understanding the Structure of a Large Heroin Distribution Network: A Quantitative Analysis of Qualitative Data - Mangai Natarajan Brokerage Qualifications in Ringing Operations - Carlo Morselli and Julie Roy Part Four: Terrorism Analyzing Terrorist Networks: A Case Study of the Global Salafi Jihad Network - Jialun Qin et al. Destabilization of Covert Networks - Kathleen Carley Modeling and Simulating Terrorist Networks in Social and Geospatial Dimensions - Il-Chul Moon and Kathleen Carley A Social Network Analysis of Jemaah Islamiyah: The Applications to Counterterrorism and Intelligence - Stuart Koschade

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  • ISBN13: 9781446260326
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1612
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  • ISBN10: 1446260321

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