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An Introduction to structural analysis: the network approach to social research

Author: Berkowitz, S. D. Publisher: Butterworth, 1982.Language: EnglishDescription: 234 p. : Ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0409813621Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HM131 .B475 1982
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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An Introduction to Structural Analysis The Network Approach to Social Research Contents Preface ...........................................................................................................vii 1: What Is Structural Analysis? ........................................ 1 Background .............................................................................. 1 Central Orientations ..................................................................7 Common Themes ...................................................................... 10 Problems of Levels and Units of Analysis ................................. 11 Boundaries and Boundedness ................................................13 Transitivity of Ties or Indirect Effects ..................................... 15 Centrality ................................................................................17 Small-scale Structures ...........................................................20 Goals or Objectives ....................................................................22 Additional Sources .............................................................................................. 24 2: Kin, Friends, and Community: The Structure of Interpersonal Communication ...................................... 25 The Setting ................................................................................25 Family and Kinship .................................................................26 Friendship and Other Nonfamily Ties ...................................... 31 Structural Models of Systems of Interpersonal Ties ....................32 Basic Concepts ...................................................................... 32 Properties of Systems of Interpersonal Ties .............................38 Kin and Community As Systems ................................................48 Kinship As a System ............................................................... 50 The Redefinition of Community .............................................. 55 Conflicting Paradigms ..........................................................56 Networks and Places and Bonds of Pluralism ........................................... 57 Toward a Topology of Community .............................................. 63 Social Networks and Social Space .......................................... 64 Social Space and Community .................................................66 Summary .................................................................................. 67 Exercises ............................................................................................................. 69 Additional Sources .............................................................................................. 70 3: Corporations and Privilege: Economic Structure and Elite Integration .................................................... 71 The Setting ................................................................................71 Conventional and Structural Models of Economic Units .......... 73 Directorship Interlocks and Corporate Structure .....................75 Structural Modeling of Intercorporate Ties ................................ 83 Scaling Techniques: The Basic Ideas ....................................... 83 Empirical vs. Theoretical Methods .......................................... 90 Algebraic Modeling: The Basic Ideas ....................................... 91 A Tale of Two Deans ............................................................ 92 Implications for the Study of Economic Structure .............. 101 Intercorporate Ties as Economic Structures ............................ 103 The Toronto and Stony Brook Projects .................................. 104 Corporate Systems and Privilege ............................................. 115 Summary ............................................................................... 120 Exercises .......................................................................................................... 122 Additional Sources ........................................................................................... 123 4: Community-Elite Networks and Markets: Structural Models of Large-scale Processes ............... 125 The Setting ............................................................................. 125 Case I: The Community-Power Controversy ............................. 126 Community-Elite Networks .................................................. 128 Structural Models of Community-Elites ............................... 129 Blockmodeling of Social Structures ................................... 133 Breiger on "Altneustadt" ................................................... 138 Structural Models and Community Power ............................ 141 Case II: The Structure of Markets ........................................... 141 Markets and Structures .......................................................142 Structural Studies ........................................................... 143 Markets as Mobilization ................................................... 144 Summary ............................................................................... 145 Exercises .......................................................................................................... 146 Additional Sources ........................................................................................... 147 5: The Future of Structural Analysis: Some Conclusions 149 Structural Analysis: Interpretative School or Paradigm? .......... 150 Morphology, Behavior, and Structure in Social Systems .......... 154 Finale: Toward a Unified Science of Society ............................. 158 Exercises .......................................................................................................... 161 Additional Sources ........................................................................................... 162 Notes ................................................................................................................. 163 Bibliography .................................................................................................... 203 Author Index ..................................................................................................... 223 Subject Index .....................................................................................................227

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