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I am putting together a new course on social networks for the spring quarter and was curious to find out if anyone else had ever experimented with anthropology-heavy approaches to teaching SNA? I would be very interested in seeing other syllabi for SNA classes taught in an anthropological context. There are lots of anthropologists (or at least recovering anthropologists -- you know who you are!) in INSNA but, other than Alvin Wolfe's fine syllabus, I have not found much online specifically taking on anthropological approaches to social networks.
The course that I am designing is fairly heavy on the classic Manchester social anthropologists (e.g., Barnes, Bott, Mitchell, Nadel) but also includes quite a bit of work coming out of the ethological tradition (e.g., Tinbergen, Hinde, Lorenz) -- I am a primatologist by training, after all. I would love to see what others have done, if anything.
Thanks in advance...
James Holland Jones
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
Director, Methods of Analysis Program in the Social Sciences
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-2034
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