***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** In response to David Lazer's query about social networks and civil violence, I am reminded of Charles Tilly's classical work. _The Vendee_ showed the network basis of counterrevolution in France. Tilly, Charles. 1969. "Collective Violence in European Perspective." Pp. 4-45 in Violence in America, edited by Hugh Graham and Tedd Gurr. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office. was written at a time of major civil strife in the US, and argued for a network approach. Tilly, Charles. 1984. Big Structures, Large Processes, Huge Comparisons. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. is a really nice summary. I still assign the first half in my network course. And Tilly has done a huge number of studies on contentious violence in Europe. (I feel if I can write one paper for every book of his, I am doing well.) And Tilly's one-time student (and my classmate) Joe Feagin took advantage of post-riot prisioners in Detroit having a lot of time and anger to interview them and found a network basis of riot participation: Feagin, Joe and Harlan Hahn. 1973. Ghetto Revolt: The Politics of Violence in American Cities. New York: Macmillan. Now, I haven't kept up with the field, but these studies are all relevant. Barry _____________________________________________________________________ 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 455 Spadina Avenue Toronto Canada M5S 2G8 fax:+1-416-978-7162 To network is to live; to live is to network _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.