Lecture16 - Sociology 1101 Lecture 16: Social Networks and...

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Sociology 1101 11/17/2010 Lecture 16: Social Networks and Social Capital The social network perspective Society is constituted through a set of actors and their connections to each other in larger networks, or webs o Social actors - entities that are capable of forming relationships with each other, including individuals, firms, and other organizations o Social ties - connections, or relationships, that exit between actors (e.g., family ties, friendship, conversation, exchange, sentiments) The internal wiring of networks is consequential both for the actors who comprise them and for the emergence of social phenomena o For example, social actors are affected by their direct as well as their indirect ties (over which they have little control) Social Capital- James Coleman Social capital: The durable social connections within a group or community that facilitates social action and the flow of resources *Know closed more Closed triad: closed triangle of three Parent Student Friend’s parent
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Lecture16 - Sociology 1101 Lecture 16: Social Networks and...

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