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Dear Michael Haenlein, et al,

I'd think any history of social network analysis would start these days

The Development of Social Network Analysis: A Study in the Sociology of
Science (Paperback) by Linton Freeman. Only US$16 at Amazon.

It's especially good at the early stuff.

A useful complement is my own
"Structural Analysis: From Method and Metaphor to Theory and Substance"
Pp. 19-61 in Social Structures a Network Approach, edited by Barry Wellman
& S.D. Berkowitz. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1988

You can't buy it anymore, but you can read it on my website or get from
your fave library.

 Barry Wellman

  Barry Wellman   S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology   NetLab Director
  Centre for Urban & Community Studies          University of Toronto
  455 Spadina Avenue    Toronto Canada M5S 2G8    fax:+1-416-978-7162
  wellman at
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