Journal of Social Structure


Vol. 18, 2017

The Power of Social Cognition
IntroductionScholars define social cognition, broadly, as the way humans understand and process their interactions with others (Greenwald & Banaji 1995). This includes interpreting human interaction, drawing inferences from spoken and unspoken communication,...
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The Invisible Contours of Online Dating Communities: A Social Network Perspective
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Online dating is an increasingly popular context for meeting romantic partners. In a recent survey, Rosenfeld and Thomas (2012) found that the internet is quickly displacing traditional relationship venues, including...
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The Structure of Collaboration Networks: An Illustration of Indian Economics
1.IntroductionIt is well documented in the realm of economics literature that knowledge1 activity, both creation and dissemination of knowledge, is essential for enhancing a country's economic virility (Romer, 1990, Langlois, 2001). Despite the fact...
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Eigenvector Centrality: Illustrations Supporting the Utility of Extracting More Than One Eigenvector to Obtain Additional Insights into Networks and Interdependent Structures
Scholars who study social networks often begin with an analysis to determine which actors are the most important, or the most central to a network. For example, in an office environment, to understand a network of colleagues, it would be important to...
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Vol. 16, 2015

A Longitudinal Analysis of Gendered Association Patterns: Homophily and Social Distance in the General Social Survey
IntroductionHow have changing structural conditions impacted the composition of male and female ego networks? Existing scholarship argues that our social networks emerge largely from the structural constraints, opportunities, and settings that we experience...
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Structural Balance and Signed International Relations
1. IntroductionA considerable effort (see below) has gone into the study of international relations between nations as sovereign entities.1 This work has included the use of structural balance theory for signed social relations in the version based on...
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A Multigraph Approach to Social Network Analysis
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1 IntroductionNetwork data involving relational structure representing interactions between actors are commonly represented by graphs where the actors are referred to as vertices or nodes, and the relations are...
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Understanding the Influential People and Social Structures Shaping Compliance
IntroductionWe know, since Plato, that personal influence is persuasive.-Katz & Lazarsfeld, 1955, p. xxivIn early studies of social influence (e.g., Katz & Lazarsfeld, 1955; Tarde, 1903) and in reviews of decades of diffusion research (Rogers,...
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Vol. 15, 2014

Choosing a Clustering: An A Posteriori Method for Social Networks
IntroductionIn his comment on Handcock, Raftery and Tantrum's 2007 paper, sociologist David Krackhardt characterized cluster analysis of social networks as follows:Cleanly identifying clusters of actors in a social system on the basis of their social...
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Vol. 14, 2013

Hierarchy in Mixed Relation Networks: Warfare Advantage and Resource Distribution in Simulated World-Systems*
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)World-systems theory (WST) and elementary theory (ET) both analyze power distributions in networks of actors engaging in different types of social relations. They are both network theories of interaction. WST...
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An Analysis of the 'Failed States Index' by Partial Order Methodology
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)IntroductionOften objects are to be ranked without an available measurable quantity, expressing the ranking aim. Typically a set of indicators is then selected, where the indicators are considered as proxies for...
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Using Visualizations to Explore Network Dynamics
AcknowledgementsThis study was supported by NIH grant number 1R01CA157577 (PI: Thomas W. Valente) and training grant T32CA009492 from the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health. An earlier version was presented at the XXXIII annual INSNA...
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A Family of Affiliation Indices for Two-Mode Networks*
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionTwo-mode networks, in which the nodes of a network are partitioned into two groups, or modes, have received increasing attention in the social network literature (e.g., Latapy, Magnien and Del Vecchio...
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