***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi Helene, In case you don't already know it, a very nice paper is Karen Barkey & Ronan van Rossem (1997) "Networks of contention: Villages and regional structure in the seventeenth-century Ottoman empire", American Journal of Sociology, 102: 1345-1382. This is an interesting combination of historical sociology together with social networks analysis. The relational structures are affiliation networks among villages arising from court records. Blockmodeling is used in order to aggregate inter- and intra-village relations. It is found that 'intermediate' villages (located between market centers and remote communities) are structurally equivalent (positioned in a discrete block) in terms of both relations of conflict and cooperation. The authors identify much of the intercommunity conflict as coming from a sort of 'contention' to 'state or market intervention'. Furthermore, the authors argue that the differential impact of political and economic trends on these communities (central, intermediate and marginal communities) together with the triggered contention seem to depend solely on positions in the network of intervillage relations independently of village attributes. I guess this is a strong structural claim but it appears that it is rightly grounded on the underlying data. perhaps historians might dislike such a structural invariance claim. In any case, I apologize if this paper was known to you (since there is nothing else coming to my mind at least in the context of historical network research). Of course from the point of view of mathematical modeling and simulations there is plenty of work but I don't know whether you're interested in hat too. --Moses M.A. Boudourides Associate Professor Department of Mathematics University of Patras 265 00 Rio-Patras Greece Tel.: +30-2610-996318 Fax: +30-2610-996318, +30-2610-992965 http://www.math.upatras.gr/~mboudour On Tue, 7 Jun 2005, Helene Bayard wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Dear Socnetters, > > Preparing a PhD thesis on neighborhood relationships in Turkey, I wanted to ask if any of you can refer me to sources dealing with network analysis concerning neighbors. > I know the article of Seymour Sudman "Experiments in measuring neighbor and relative social networks" in Social Networks, March 1988, vol. 10, issue 1, pages 93-108, but could not find it by internet ; can anybody help ? > > Your help would be very much appreciated. > > > Best regards, > > Helene Bayard Can > PhD candidate, Nanterre University (France) / Çukurova University (Turkey) > [log in to unmask] > > _____________________________________________________________________ > 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. > _____________________________________________________________________ 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.