The General Sociology of Harrison C. White: Chaos and Order in Networks
Springer, 30 nov. 2005 - 169 pagina's
Harrison C. White is one of American sociology's pre-eminent thinkers, yet until now his endeavour to develop a general theoretical perspective on the basis of social network analysis has remained largely unexamined. This book opens out for the first time White's contribution to those interested generally in his social network approach, but daunted by the complexity and mathematical modelling often employed in his published work. Special attention is paid to White's model of production markets, as an application of his general sociology. The book draws on interview material with White himself, as well as with several of his past students.
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abstract according to White analytical Barry Wellman basic behavior causal accounts Charles Tilly Christopher Winship conception of social concrete connectivity constitute constraining contingent control efforts cultural Cynthia White decoupling develop dimensions discipline distinct dynamics embedded embeddedness empiricism entities erratic flows fundamental Harrison White Harvard Identity and Control individual interaction issue kind kinship Mark Granovetter Mathematical models 198 methodological mobility mode of analysis modern social multiple networks mutual nodes observation one’s ontological particular parties perceptions and actions Peter Bearman position processes production markets Randall Collins role scheme Scott Boorman similarities of actors’s social actors social landscape social network analysis social network approach social phenomena social reality social relations social relationships social science social structure societies sociologists Sociology of art specific strategy structural equivalence substantive Talcott Parsons tion tradition types University vacancy chains valid various White’s approach White’s sociology White’s theory White’s view words