Networks - Embeddedness Degree to which ties are reinforced...

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Networks Groups Primary group : intimate face to face relationships that strongly influence those involved. Usually small Communication is emotional, personal, satisfying. Relationships long-term, valued for own sake. Individuals free to stray from norms Secondary group : impersonal, instrumental relationships Usually large Communication is emotionally neutral and impersonal Relationships short-term, goal oriented Individuals expected to follow rules In-group : The majority Power to decide what is normal and abnormal Out-groups : The minority Least powerful group Social Network Set of relations held together by ties between individuals Tie : set of stories about our relationship to other network members
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Unformatted text preview: Embeddedness Degree to which ties are reinforced through indirect paths within a social network Strength of weak ties Weak ties are valuable because they yield new information Structural hole: gap between network clusters or individuals that have complementary resources Social entrepreneurs Help tie two groups together to help benefit a group Social capitals Any relationship between people that facilitates the action of others capitalborrowed from economics Our social ties are resources. Putnam: Bowling Alone Social capital is declining...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2010 for the course SOCIOLOGY 2000 taught by Professor Lauriechancy during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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