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my colleagues and i are looking for some similar literature. specifically,
relation of geographical distance to F2F/phone/email contact. could any
respondents to barry's post please cc: me as well?
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry Wellman" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 7:45 PM
Subject: distance, contact and support
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> Dear social networks and community studies colleagues,
> I am coauthoring a paper with geographers Diana Mok and Ranu Basu.
> We're taking my pre-internet East York strong ties data and doing some
> fancy distance modeling with it.
> (Prelim results at Social NEtwork conference in Slovenia, mid-May).
> We would appreciate some guidance as to the research literature about the
> relationship of residential distance to:
> F2F contact
> phone contact
> emotional support
> the provision of minor services (lending cups of sugar)
> the provision of major services (health care, etc.)
> Please respond to all THREE of us. We'll digest on the lists.
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