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Dear colleagues,
On behalf of the conference organization, here is a reminder for the 
call for the session "Network analysis of cultural and social duality" 
at the NetGloW conference in St. Petersburg in early July. Ron Breiger 
is the session organizer and looks for contributions on the 
culture-networks nexus (see below), plus he gives a keynote at the 
conference (I am an invited speaker in the session). It would be great 
to have a discussion with those of you working in the area! The deadline 
is still a few days away.
Best,
Jan


*Call for Abstracts for the organized session*

*Network analysis of cultural and social duality*

*at the conference*
*Networks in the Global World 2016*
*Multiple Structures and Dynamics: *
*Applications of Network Analysis to European Societies and Beyond*
*July 1-3*, *St. Petersburg, Russia *

www.ngw.spbu.ru <http://www.ngw.spbu.ru>

*Deadline:**March 1st 2016*

*/Chair: /*/Ronald Breiger, University of Arizona/

*/Invited speaker:/*/Jan Fuhse, //Humboldt University of Berlin///

In recent decades, the duality of culture and social structure as 
mutually constitutive has been in the focus of social science with a 
corresponding interest in symbols, meanings, texts, cultural frames, and 
cognitive schemas when studying social processes (Bourdieu 1984; 
Friedland and Alford 1991; Mohr 1998; Aleksander 2003). One stream of 
research applied network perspective to the level of institutions and/or 
fields, examining power control of social phenomena that involves 
cultural structures and social structures as conditioning symbolic ones 
(DiMaggio 1986; Mohr 1994; 2009). It has also been argued that the 
relations between the cultural and the social reveal themselves at the 
level of social (inter)action and practice, as individuals tend to 
switch between cultural classifications and social relations (White 
1992), play on the gaps and contradictions in fields’ logics (Friedland 
and Alford 1991; Friedland and Roger 2009), and are guided by matters at 
hand (Bourdieu 1990) and by intersubjective relations (De Nooy 2003; 
Godart and White 2010). In those processes, meaning – which is then 
further integrated into cultural constructs and affects large-scale 
social structures - continuously emerges bottom-up.

Methodologically relevant are two-mode perspectives on meaning (Breiger 
1974; 2000; Mohr 1994; 2000; Breiger and Mohr 2004) with their links to 
multimodal and multilevel data, such as in the socio-semantic approach 
(Roth 2013) and analytical techniques employing formal statistical 
modeling, including SAOMs and ERGMs. Another possibility is qualitative 
approaches - addressing the duality of structure and culture as meanings 
emerging from interaction, such as analysis of relational events (White 
1992; Fuhse and Muetzel 2011) and sequences of events analysis (Bearman 
and Stovel 2000). There are also mixed methods using, for example, 
Galois lattices (Yeung 2005) or meaning contrasts analysis based on 
textual data.

The session welcomes papers applying these or other network analysis 
methods to study the duality of culture and social structures either on 
the micro or the macro level, particularly welcoming papers addressing 
relations between the two levels.

Please submit your abstract**(not exceeding 200 words) *here* 
<http://ngw.spbu.ru/submission>before *March 1st 2016*.
When submitting, don’t forget to select the session title *“Network 
analysis of cultural and social duality"*from the list.
The conference website <http://www.ngw.spbu.ru>provides additional 
information.
We are looking forward to your contributions.
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