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Christakis's recent Nature paper about networks in hunter-gatherer
societies ( ("Social networks and cooperation in
hunter-gatherers") prompted a discussion with a colleague about other
scholarship on the size or structure of ego or social networks in other
historical eras or socio-cultural contexts. Basically is there any
scholarship which has tracked the growth or stability social networks with
respect to the number of alters or size of networks?



Brian C. Keegan
Ph.D. Student - Media, Technology, & Society
School of Communication, Northwestern University

Science of Networks in Communities, Laboratory for Collaborative Technology

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