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To my mind, Herb Gans' classic _The Urban Villagers_ (1962) is the classic
about isolated densely-knit community not being able to form external
Mark Granovetter makes this point in his famous "The Strength of Weak
Ties" (which is about a lot more than Gladwell highlighted), and in the
mid-1970s, he and Gans had a smart debate in the pre-blog American Journal
Everything Old is New Again!
Barry Wellman Professor of Sociology NetLab Director
wellman at chass.utoronto.ca http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman
Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto
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