In Search Of Respect

Author : Philippe Bourgois
ISBN : 0521017114
Genre : Social Science
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This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date.
Category: Social Science

Island Networks

Author : Per Hage
ISBN : 052155232X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 52.45 MB
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Analyses social, linguistic, and historical inter-island networks in the Pacific.
Category: Social Science

Kinship Networks And Exchange

Author : Thomas Schweizer
ISBN : 0521590213
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 61.92 MB
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The intent of this collection of original essays is to revitalize the study of kinship and exchange in a social network perspective. The collection combines studies of empirical systems of marriage and descent with investigations of the flow of material resources. This book marks the emergence of a new era in the study of kinship and exchange using a productive combination of ethnographic substance with formal methods, one which leaves behind older structural-functionalist and culturalist assumptions.
Category: Social Science

Generalized Blockmodeling

Author : Patrick Doreian
ISBN : 0521840856
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 54.63 MB
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This book provides an integrated treatment of blockmodeling, the most frequently used technique in social network analysis. It secures its mathematical foundations and then generalizes blockmodeling for the analysis of many types of network structures. Examples are used throughout the text and include small group structures, little league baseball teams, intra-organizational networks, inter-organizational networks, baboon grooming networks, marriage ties of noble families, trust networks, signed networks, Supreme Court decisions, journal citation networks, and alliance networks. Also provided is an integrated treatment of algebraic and graph theoretic concepts for network analysis and a broad introduction to cluster analysis. These formal ideas are the foundations for the authors' proposal for direct optimizational approaches to blockmodeling which yield blockmodels that best fit the data, a measure of fit that is integral to the establishment of blockmodels, and creates the potential for many generalizations and a deductive use of blockmodeling.
Category: Social Science

Social Capital

Author : Nan Lin
ISBN : 052152167X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 30.68 MB
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Social Resources and Social Action explains the importance of using social connections and social relations in achieving goals. Social capital, or resources accessed through such connections and relations, is critical (along with human capital, or what a person or organization actually possesses) in achieving goals for individuals, social groups, organizations, and communities. The book introduces a theory which forcefully argues and shows why "it is who you know," as well as "what you know" that makes a difference in life and society.
Category: Social Science

Exploratory Social Network Analysis With Pajek

Author : Wouter de Nooy
ISBN : 9780521841733
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 82.99 MB
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The first textbook on social network analysis integrating theory, applications, and professional software.
Category: Social Science

Legalizing Gender Inequality

Author : Robert L. Nelson
ISBN : 0521627508
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 39.79 MB
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Based on case studies of four organizations that were sued for pay discrimination, Legalizing Gender Inequality challenges existing theories of gender inequality within economic, sociological, and legal contexts. The book argues that male-female earnings differentials cannot be explained adequately by market forces, principles of efficiency, or society-wide sexism. Rather it suggests that employing organizations tend to disadvantage holders of predominantly female jobs by denying them power in organizational politics and reproducing male cultural advantages. The book argues that the courts have, by uncritically accepting the market explanation for wage disparity, tended to legitimate and to legalize a crucial dimension of gender inequality.
Category: Business & Economics

Cities In A World Economy

Author : Saskia Sassen
ISBN : 9781483342283
Genre : Social Science
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The Fourth Edition of Cities in a World Economy shows how certain characteristics of flows of money, information, and people have led to the emergence of a new social formation: global cities, new types of migrations, financial crises, environmental catastrophes, and the multiplication of communication technologies. These developments give new meaning to such fixtures of urban sociology as the centrality of place and the importance of geography in our social world.
Category: Social Science

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964506
Genre : Libraries
File Size : 24.96 MB
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
ISBN : 03630277
Genre : Libraries
File Size : 61.4 MB
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries