Encyclopedia of Social Networks, Volume 1

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SAGE, Sep 7, 2011 - Social Science - 1056 pages
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This two-volume encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking, a much-needed resource at a time when new social networks or “communities” seem to spring up on the internet every day. Social networks, or groupings of individuals tied by one or more specific types of interests or interdependencies ranging from likes and dislikes, or disease transmission to the “old boy” network or overlapping circles of friends, have been in existence for longer than services such as Facebook or YouTube; analysis of these networks emphasizes the relationships within the network . This reference resource offers comprehensive coverage of the theory and research within the social sciences that has sprung from the analysis of such groupings, with accompanying definitions, measures, and research.

Featuring approximately 350 signed entries, along with approximately 40 media clips, organized alphabetically and offering cross-references and suggestions for further readings, this encyclopedia opens with a thematic Reader’s Guide in the front that groups related entries by topics. A Chronology offers the reader historical perspective on the study of social networks. This two-volume reference work is a must-have resource for libraries serving researchers interested in the various fields related to social networks.

 

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Contents

Social Networks A
1
Social Networks B
67
Social Networks C
99
Social Networks D
197
Social Networks E
221
Social Networks F
283
Social Networks G
303
Social Networks H
343
Social Networks O
673
Social Networks P
691
Social Networks Q
729
Social Networks R
735
Social Networks S
755
Social Networks T
841
Social Networks U
891
Social Networks V
923

Social Networks I
395
Social Networks J
453
Social Networks K
459
Social Networks L
477
Networks Frontmatter V2
i
Social Networks M
513
Social Networks N
567
Social Networks W
935
Social Networks Y
969
Social Networks Z
977
Networks Backmatter V2a
983
Networks Index V2
993
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George A. Barnett received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Illinois, in Sociology, and his Ph.D. in Communication from Michigan State University (1976).

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