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Your question on "networks and relational sociology" is a little imprecise, mainly because "relational sociology" has recently come to mean a number of things. Emirbayer's Manifesto certainly accorded a prominent role for network research (SNA, but also Network Theorizing by White and others), but it also subsumed a number of theorists without much interests in networks under the label: Marx, Foucault, Luhmann, Bourdieu. Also, the label had already been in use for a while before that, most importantly by P. Donati in Italy, who also does not really cover networks. In recent years, the two edited volumes "Conceptualizing Relational Sociology" and "Applying Relational Sociology", as well as the just published "Palgrave Handbook of Relational Sociology" (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-66005-9; all of them with Palgrave, edited by Francois Depelteau and Christopher Powell) cover a widespread discussion of relational sociology. Much of it focuses on social theory, even leaning into philosophy, without a strong connection to networks.
If you are interested in the authors and works linking the discussion of "relational sociology" with network research, you should definitely look at Nick Crossley's book, as Elisa suggested. Apart from that, the following overviews have been published over the recent years:
https://edisciplinas.usp.br/pluginfile.php/360985/mod_resource/content/1/mische_relational_sociology_2011.pdf (Ann Mische)
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0735275113501998 (Emily Erikson, she also has an overview paper in the Palgrave Handbook, see link above)
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Nick Crossley’s book on Relational sociology is a good one.
I discuss relational sociology in my book as well.
Links to both books below
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Dear SOCNET listserv,
I’m a graduate student writing my thesis on cross-nationality professional interactions in Kuwait. I am looking to incorporate work on networks and relational sociology, especially as relevant to organizations, into my literature review but am not very familiar with the field. Any recommendations as to scholars whose work I should pay attention to would be highly appreciated. I’m aware of Emirbayer’s work in the 90s but would like to know about more recent scholarship and debates within the discipline.
Thank you in advance,
Batul K. Sadliwala
Research Assistant | World Peace Foundation
Research Associate | The Tripoli Project at the Fares Center
MA in Law & Diplomacy 2018
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy | Tufts University