***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear Folks, A friend just asked me what is the Original article stating that people are organized in social networks as a fundamental form. What would you say would be the original canonical article or work? I'm leaning to J.A. Barnes, but any other thoughts. Barnes, J.A. 1954. "Class and Committees in a Norwegian Island Parish." Human Relations 7:39-58. Barry Wellman _______________________________________________________________________ S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC NetLab Director Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto 455 Spadina Avenue Room 418 Toronto Canada M5S 2G8 http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman fax:+1-416-978-7162 Updating history: http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php Elvis wouldn't be singing "Return to Sender" these days _______________________________________________________________________ ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:15:55 -0500 To: Barry Wellman <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Social Networks 101 Question Hi Barry -- I am working on a handbook chapter ..... One point I want to make is that people were organized in social networks even before there was "web 2.0" (or web 1.0 for that matter). Can you tell me what The Classic Dawn Of An Era article or book is about social networks? The one that goes in a sentence pair like this? "Of course, as XXXXXX argued in 19__, networks are a fundamental form of human social organization. XXXXXX defined social networks as ..." Obviously a hole in my expertise I need patched! _____________________________________________________________________ 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.