Dear fellow networkers,
I am putting together a literature review on the connection between social
change (broadly defined) and social networks. I want to make sure to cast
as broad a net (no pun intended) and not overlook any obvious (or less than
obvious) research. The basic criteria for inclusion in this review is
research that explicitly addresses any of the following questions:
--How do social networks affect social change?
including: how does network structure affect change?
(such as but not limited to diffusion studies)
and: how are networks mobilized to promote or resist social change?
(such as but not limited to social movement research
when it _explicitly_ discusses networks)
--How does social change affect social networks?
including: how does change affect network structure?
(also longitudinal studies of structure)
and: how does change affect the way networks are used or mobilized?
If any list members know of existing literature reviews connecting these
topics, please let me know. I would hope to have input from fellow list
members or their colleagues (feel free to forward this on to them).
I will be glad to compile all contributions and send them to the
list. Feel free to reply off-list.
Thank you in advance,
Department of Sociology
University of Chicago
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