***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear social networkers, I am a first year PhD student working on personal networks and focusing on respective changes that take place when people get retired. I have been searching for sociological theories and studies, but my results so far are rather 'meager'. Most of the things I have found seem to centre on the effect that personal networks might have on 'life satisfaction', 'adaption', etc. However, I could not find 'sociological' theories of or researches focusing on the network change itself. If you know literature, etc. related to this area, I would very much appreciate your help. One last point, does anybody know about research upon the interrelation between personal network changes and the conjugal role-relationship one has (following Elizabeth Bott's idea)? Many thanks for all help and advice! Achim Edelmann PhD (Prob.) Cambridge, UK [log in to unmask] -- Psssst! Schon vom neuen GMX MultiMessenger gehört? Der kann`s mit allen: http://www.gmx.net/de/go/multimessenger _____________________________________________________________________ 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.