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We would like to draw your attention to this organized session. The call for
abstracts is open until 31.02.2020. We hope to welcome you in person!


Networks and Cultures

Cultures differ from each other. They emerge in different social contexts
and situations and are constantly (re)constituted, with the possibility of
the emergence of new pattern. It can be shown empirically that cultures are
connected with networks.

In such structures, an established culture is conveyed and further
developed. Culture in this context refers primarily to everyday life:
practices, understanding of symbols, conventions, what people consider as
correct, what they like or do not like etc. How people behave can also be
described as (part of) culture.

Culture is developed in networks and in reverse, culture also influences how
networks are formed. Thus, both cultures and networks are interwoven. This
means that when we analyze social structures in networks, they are always
linked to cultural content. The perspective of culture leads to deeper
insights to network analysis because reasons for the formation and
maintenance of networks become visible.

For our session, we are interested in conceptual contributions to the
relationship between culture and networks, as well as in empirical and other
analyses of networks that focus on culture.

Session Organizers:
Christian Stegbauer (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) 
Iris Clemens (Universität Bayreuth). Networks and Cultures.




Christian Stegbauer


Institut für Soziologie

Campus Westend – PEG-Gebäude (Raum 3G178)

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6

60323 Frankfurt am Main

Tel. ++49 69 798-36551


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