In Search Of Respect

Author : Philippe Bourgois
ISBN : 0521017114
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 28.30 MB
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This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date.
Category: Social Science

Island Networks

Author : Per Hage
ISBN : 052155232X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 54.50 MB
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Analyses social, linguistic, and historical inter-island networks in the Pacific.
Category: Social Science

Kinship Networks And Exchange

Author : Thomas Schweizer
ISBN : 0521590213
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 64.61 MB
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The intent of this collection of original essays is to revitalize the study of kinship and exchange in a social network perspective. The collection combines studies of empirical systems of marriage and descent with investigations of the flow of material resources. This book marks the emergence of a new era in the study of kinship and exchange using a productive combination of ethnographic substance with formal methods, one which leaves behind older structural-functionalist and culturalist assumptions.
Category: Social Science

Righteous Dopefiend

Author : Philippe I. Bourgois
ISBN : 0520230884
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 38.30 MB
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Explores the world of homelessness and drug addiction in contemporary United States, discussing such themes as violence, race relations, sexuality, family trauma, social inequality, and power relations.
Category: Social Science

Generalized Blockmodeling

Author : Patrick Doreian
ISBN : 0521840856
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 77.4 MB
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This book provides an integrated treatment of blockmodeling, the most frequently used technique in social network analysis. It secures its mathematical foundations and then generalizes blockmodeling for the analysis of many types of network structures. Examples are used throughout the text and include small group structures, little league baseball teams, intra-organizational networks, inter-organizational networks, baboon grooming networks, marriage ties of noble families, trust networks, signed networks, Supreme Court decisions, journal citation networks, and alliance networks. Also provided is an integrated treatment of algebraic and graph theoretic concepts for network analysis and a broad introduction to cluster analysis. These formal ideas are the foundations for the authors' proposal for direct optimizational approaches to blockmodeling which yield blockmodels that best fit the data, a measure of fit that is integral to the establishment of blockmodels, and creates the potential for many generalizations and a deductive use of blockmodeling.
Category: Social Science

Social Capital

Author : Nan Lin
ISBN : 052152167X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 55.31 MB
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Social Resources and Social Action explains the importance of using social connections and social relations in achieving goals. Social capital, or resources accessed through such connections and relations, is critical (along with human capital, or what a person or organization actually possesses) in achieving goals for individuals, social groups, organizations, and communities. The book introduces a theory which forcefully argues and shows why "it is who you know," as well as "what you know" that makes a difference in life and society.
Category: Social Science

Exploratory Social Network Analysis With Pajek

Author : Wouter de Nooy
ISBN : 9781139501088
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 30.54 MB
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An extensively revised and expanded second edition of the successful textbook on social network analysis integrating theory, applications and network analysis using Pajek. The main structural concepts and their applications in social research are introduced with exercises. Pajek software and data sets are available so readers can learn network analysis through application and case studies. Readers will have the knowledge, skill and tools to apply social network analysis across the social sciences, from anthropology and sociology to business administration and history. This second edition has a new chapter on random network models, for example, scale-free and small-world networks and Monte Carlo simulation; discussion of multiple relations, islands and matrix multiplication; new structural indices such as eigenvector centrality, degree distribution and clustering coefficients; new visualization options that include circular layout for partitions and drawing a network geographically as a 3D surface; and using Unicode labels.
Category: Social Science

From Words To Numbers

Author : Roberto Franzosi
ISBN : 052154145X
Genre : Political Science
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This book offers a a way to analyze narrative data in socio-historical research.
Category: Political Science

A Structural Theory Of Social Influence

Author : Noah E. Friedkin
ISBN : 0521030455
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 86.55 MB
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This book addresses a phenomenon that has been much studied in anthropology, sociology and administrative science - the social structural foundations of coordinated activity and consensus in complexly differentiated communities and organizations. Such foundations are important because social differentiation makes coordination and agreement especially hard to achieve and maintain. Friedkin focuses on the process of social influence, and on how this process, when it is played out in a network of interpersonal influence, may result in interpersonal agreements among actors who are located in different parts of a complexly differentiated organization. This work builds on structural role analysis which provides a description of the pattern of social differentiation in a population. Interpretation of the revealed social structures has long been a problem. The steps for structural analysis that are proposed in this book are addressed to the above problem. To explain the coordination of social positions, the author pursues the development of a structural social psychology that attends to both social structure and process.
Category: Psychology

Legalizing Gender Inequality

Author : Robert L. Nelson
ISBN : 0521627508
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 26.58 MB
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Based on case studies of four organizations that were sued for pay discrimination, Legalizing Gender Inequality challenges existing theories of gender inequality within economic, sociological, and legal contexts. The book argues that male-female earnings differentials cannot be explained adequately by market forces, principles of efficiency, or society-wide sexism. Rather it suggests that employing organizations tend to disadvantage holders of predominantly female jobs by denying them power in organizational politics and reproducing male cultural advantages. The book argues that the courts have, by uncritically accepting the market explanation for wage disparity, tended to legitimate and to legalize a crucial dimension of gender inequality.
Category: Business & Economics