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Roy:

Very important point re the virtues of self-criticism.  Eventually, the
mania for SNA will crest; and if we are clear about its limits now, that
will help us avoid throwing out the baby with the bath water.  In this
spirit, you might find this blog post of mine
(http://orgtheory.wordpress.com/2008/11/14/why-social-networks-are-overrated
-a-3-when-they-are-at-best-a-2/) to be useful/relevant.

Ezra Zuckerman

P.S. Can you provide the full cite to van Velsen (1964).  I'm not familiar
with it.

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Dear members,

We are well served with 'positive' critiques of network analysis from 
van Velsen (1964) to the present day, but I'm having difficulty finding 
any less so bowled over with the approach.  Can anyone point me to such 
papers?

Thanks


Roy Greenhalgh
MPhil/PhD Research Student
School of Social Sciences
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

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