Networks - Networks Simmel (Formal Sociology) emphasized in...

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Networks Simmel (Formal Sociology) emphasized in particular the differences between social relations in a dyad (group of two) and a triad (group of three). Dyad is the most intimate form of social life because the two members are mutually dependent on each other -- if one member leaves the group, the group ceases to exist. Primary Groups o Primary groups have limited membership and have strong influence on members. Families Close Friends Intimate Relationships The In-Crowd o You are not an individual snowflake. o Despite beliefs about the importance of individualism, we display high levels of conformity. The In-Group is another name for the majority. The Out-Group is another name for the minority. From Groups to Networks o A Social Network is a set of relations held together by ties between individuals. o A Tie is the story that connects two members of a network. Embeddedness
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2010 for the course SOCL SOCL 2001 taught by Professor S.gremillion during the Fall '09 term at LSU.

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