Explorations in structural analysis

Dual and multiple networks of social interaction

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Abstract

At a time when most of the innovative techniques in empirical sociology concern themselves with networks of relations among variables (such as indices of occupational prestige, education and income), the central theme of this volume is that there is much substantive insight and analytical leverage to be gained from a conceptualization of social structure directly, as regularities in the patterning of relations among concrete entities. The view adopted here is that variate distributions measure selected consequences of structural pattern (of the actual connections among individuals or organizations) and, as such, they are useful indicators of questions to be asked in analyzing social structures directly, but they are neither descriptions nor analyses of the structure itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages175
ISBN (Print)9781317657576, 9781138783775
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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structural analysis
social structure
occupational prestige
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regularity
sociology
income
education
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Explorations in structural analysis : Dual and multiple networks of social interaction. / Breiger, Ronald L.

Taylor and Francis, 2016. 175 p.

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