Encyclopedia of Social Networks, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412994179
  • ISBN-13: 9781412994170
  • DDC: 302.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1056 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Overview

This encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide ranging, fast developing field of social networking, a much needed resource at a time when new social networks or "communities" seem to spring up on the internet every day. Social networks, or groupings of individuals tied by one or more specific types of interests or interdependencies ranging from likes and dislikes, or disease transmission to the "old boy" network or overlapping circles of friends, have been in existence for longer than services such as Facebook or YouTube; analysis of these networks emphasizes the relationships within the network . This reference resource offers comprehensive coverage of the theory and research within the social sciences that has sprung from the analysis of such groupings, with accompanying definitions and research. Featuring approximately 350 signed entries, along with approximately 40 media clips, organized alphabetically and offering cross references and suggestions for further readings, this encyclopedia opens with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front that groups related entries by topics. A Chronology offers the reader historical perspective on the study of social networks.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the General Editor.
Introduction.
Reader's Guide.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Chronology of Social Networks.
1: AARP (American Association of Retired Persons).
2: Adolescent Networks.
3: Adults-Only Communities.
4: Affiliation Networks.
5: Afghanistan.
6: Agent-Based Models.
7: Alabama.
8: Alaska.
9: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
10: Algeria.
11: Alumni Networks.
12: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
13: American Revolutionary War.
14: Ancient China.
15: Ancient Egypt.
16: Ancient Greece.
17: Ancient India.
18: Ancient Rome.
19: Angola.
20: Anthropological Networks.
21: Argentina.
22: Arizona.
23: Arkansas.
24: Armenia.
25: Artists Communities.
26: Australia.
27: Austria.
28: Azerbaijan.
29: Bangladesh.
30: Belarus.
31: Belgium.
32: Benin.
33: Bibliometrics/Citation Networks.
34: Bipartite Networks.
35: Blockmodeling.
36: Blogs and Networks.
37: Bolivia.
38: Books Communities.
39: Brazil.
40: Broadcasting and Cable Networks.
41: Bulgaria.
42: Burkina Faso.
43: Burundi.
44: Business Networks.
45: California.
46: Cambodia.
47: Cameroon.
48: Canada.
49: Cancer Networks.
50: Central African Republic.
51: Chad, Republic of.
52: Charity Organizations.
53: Children's Networks.
54: Chile.
55: China.
56: Civil War, U.S..
57: Classmates.
58: Cognitive Networks.
59: Cohesion Networks.
60: Collective Action and Social Movements.
61: Collective Efficacy.
62: College Students Communities.
63: Colombia.
64: Colonial America.
65: Colorado.
66: Communication Networks.
67: Complexity.
68: Computer Networks.
69: Congo, Democratic Republic of the.
70: Connecticut.
71: Conservative Organizations.
72: Conspiracy Theory and Gossip Networks.
73: Consumer Networks.
74: Cooking Networks.
75: Cooperation/Coordination.
76: Copyrights and Trademarks.
77: Corporate Networking.
78: Costa Rica.
79: Côte d'Ivoire.
80: CouchSurfing.
81: Croatia.
82: Cuba.
83: Czech Republic.
84: Data Collection, Methods of.
85: Dating.
86: Delaware.
87: Democracy.
88: Denmark.
89: Deviant Communities.
90: Diet Networks.
91: Diffusion/Contagion Networks.
92: District of Columbia.
93: Dominican Republic.
94: Earliest Civilizations.
95: Economic Networks.
96: Ecuador.
97: Educational Networks.
98: Egocentric Networks.
99: Egypt.
100: El Salvador.
101: Elitist Communities.
102: E-Mail.
103: E-Mail List Managers.
104: Embeddedness.
105: Employment Networks.
106: Entrepreneurial Networks.
107: Environmental Activism.
108: Eritrea.
109: Estonia.
110: Ethiopia.
111: Ethnicity and Networks.
112: Exchange Networks.
113: Exponential Random Graph Models (ERGM/p*).
114: Facebook.
115: Fan Networks.
116: Finland.
117: First Amendment.
118: Florida.
119: France.
120: Fraternities.
121: Game Theory and Networks.
122: Games Communities.
123: Gangs.
124: Gender and Networks.
125: Geographic Information System/Global Positioning System (GIS/GPS).
126: Georgia (Country).
127: Georgia (State).
128: Germany.
129: Ghana.
130: Global Networks.
131: Google.
132: Government Networks.
133: Graph Theory.
134: Greece.
135: Greenpeace.
136: Guatemala.
137: Guinea.
138: Haiti.
139: Hawaii.
140: Health Networks.
141: History of Social Networks 1865–1899.
142: History of Social Networks 1900–1929.
143: History of Social Networks 1930–1940.
144: History of Social Networks 1941–1945.
145: History of Social Networks 1946–1959.
146: History of Social Networks 1960–1975.
147: History of Social Networks 1976–1999.
148: History of Social Networks 2000–Present.
149: Hobby Networks.
150: Homophily.
151: Honduras.
152: Human Rights Networks.
153: Hungary.
154: Hyperlink Networks.
155: Idaho.
156: Illinois.
157: Immigrant Networks.
158: India.
159: Indiana.
160: Indonesia.
161: Industrial Revolution.
162: Infectious Disease Networks.
163: Innovation Networks.
164: Intercultural Networks.
165: Interdepartmental Networks.
166: International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).
167: International Networks.
168: Internet History and Networks.
169: Internet Relay Chat (IRC).
170: Interorganizational/Interlocks.
171: Investing Communities.
172: Iowa.
173: Iran.
174: Iraq.
175: Ireland.
176: Israel.
177: Italy.
178: Japan.
179: Jordan.
180: Kansas.
181: Kazakhstan.
182: Kentucky.
183: Kenya.
184: Kinship Networks.
185: Knowledge Networks.
186: Kurdistan.
187: Kyrgyzstan.
188: Laos.
189: Latvia.