***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear Socnetters, Thank you very much for the helpful responses concerning my questions about solidarity in restricted und generalized exchange networks. The suggested essays were valuable to advance my own thoughts. Now I try to realize a research design, which combines this approach with the existence of subgroups, especially the different kinds of subgroups (like the differentiation of coalitions, cliques, interaction sets and social circles by Kadushin). Do you know empirical and theoretical research about this? I am looking forward to your ideas… Andreas Techen _____ Von: Techen [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Gesendet: Freitag, 21. April 2006 21:59 An: [log in to unmask] Betreff: Solidarity in Restricted and General Exchange Networks Dear Socnetters, I am working on my PhD Thesis about intra-network-structures in german protestant churches. Building the theoretical foundation of the empirical study, the perspective of solidarity in exchange networks, especially with the differences between restricted (reciprocal) and general exchange (based on Levi-Strauss and Ekeh) seems to be a promising approach to explain conflicts and change processes in church comittees which are predominantly managed by volunteers. (of course besides the question of power and dependence). Now I am looking for some further literature, which work with this theoretical approach. I am very interested in comparable empirical studies, but also in further theoretical developments. The most up to date (and nearly the only one) essay I know, which work with this approach is written by Mary Rogers Gillmore (1987 - Implications of General Versus Restricted Exchange; in Cook, Social Exchange Theory). I am sure (and hope, too) you can tell me more articles, authors - or perhaps you know completely other theoretical approaches which possibly helps me with my research. Thank you for your thoughts. Andreas Techen -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.385 / Virus Database: 268.4.4/320 - Release Date: 20.04.2006 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.385 / Virus Database: 268.5.1/328 - Release Date: 01.05.2006 _____________________________________________________________________ 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.