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Dear colleagues, 


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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