***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Hi, After Mark Granovetter suggested I read Identity and Control twice (in both senses) I made a determined effort and have gotten through it the first time. It has given me a whole new perspective on networks and reading it was a wonderful experience, but I feel like I missed more than I got. I have a couple of questions. 1. His terminology seems ideosyncratic. Is there a precident for using "discipline" the way he does? How about "story?" 2. I have been looking up some of the key authors he refers to and reading them. For instance, Eric Leifer's work related to White gives "ties" a whole different meaning than how I had been thinking of them. White refers to Erving Goffman frequently and I am reading some of his stuff. It seems to me that Goffman, at least, is "symbolic interactionism" subdivision of sociology (I may be off base about this, I am just learning). What would be some other stuff to read to get the big picture of where White is coming from? 3. I would like to start a listserv to discuss White. In fact, I already have, but there is no one subscribed to it but me. I talked to Mark Granovetter and he said the he and 4 of his best graduate students read a chapter of White every week or two and then got together and disucssed it. I have learned a lot from listservs on CS Peirce and Hayek, I am wondering if there would be enough interest in White? Just in case sign up at: http://www.isnae.org/mailman/listinfo/white/ -Don -- Don Steiny - Central Coast Angel Network - www.ccangels.net Institute for Social Network Analysis of the Economy - www.isnae.org 125 Mission St #3 - Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - 831.471.1671 - fax: 831.471.1670 _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.