***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** 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? 

Thanks!

Brian

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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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