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Lee Rainie and I have just drafted The Network Revolution chapter in which
we talk about the trend towards a Networked Society. (This is for our
Networked book -- MIT Press, out in a year.) We document a dozen things,
such as tech (ICTs), interstate hiways (and Euro equivalents), family and
work reconfigurations, etc.
But Lee has issued me a challenge, which I am transitively passing on to
Are there trends leading back to bounded-group based societies in the
developed world? (Its easy to think of such trends in insecure 3rd world
societies, where people have reason to fear attacks from strangers.)
Looking forward to your suggestions.
S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC NetLab Director
Department of Sociology 725 Spadina Avenue, Room 388
University of Toronto Toronto Canada M5S 2J4 twitter:barrywellman
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