1 Readings for the course

1.1 Day 1: Introduction to types of networks and strategies for analysis (Articles we discussed)

Bearman, Peter, James Moody and Katherine Stovel. 2003. “Chains of Affection.” American Journal of Sociology. 110:44-91.

Erikson, Emily and Peter Bearman. “Malfeasance and the Foundations for Global Trade: The Structure of English Trade in the East Indies, 1601-1833.” American Journal of Sociology. 112(1): 195-230. Bearman, Peter and Katherine Stovel. 2000. “Becoming a Nazi.” Poetics 27:69-90.

Bearman, Peter, Robert Faris, and James Moody. “Blocking the Future: New Solutions for Old Problems in Historical Social Science.” Social Science History. 23(4): 501-533

Hoffman, Mark, JP Cointet, Phiipp Brandt, Newton E. Key, and Peter Bearman. “The (Protestant) Bible, the (Printed) Sermon, and the Word(s): The Semantic Structure of the Conformist and Dissenting Bible, 1660-1780.” Poetics. (Forthcoming).

1.2 Day 2: Part 1 – Ego-Networks

McPherson, Miller, Lynn Smith-Lovin, and Matthew E. Brashears. 2006. “Social isolation in America: Changes in Core Discussion Networks over Two Decades.” American Sociological Review. 71:353-375.

Fischer, Claude S. 2009. “Comment: The 2004 GSS Finding of Shrunken Social Networks: An Artifact?.” American Sociological Review. 74:657-669.

McPherson, Miller, Lynn Smith-Lovin, and Matthew E. Brashears. 2009. “Reply: Models and Marginals: Using Survey Evidence to Study Social Networks.” American Sociological Review. 74:670-681.

Bearman, Peter and Paolo Parigi. 2004. “Cloning Headless Frogs and Other Important Matters: Conversation Topics and Network Structure.” Social Forces. 83:535-557.

Lee, BK and Peter Bearman. “Important Matters in Political Context”. Sociological Science.

1.3 Day 2 – Part 2 Balance and Transitivity

Chase, Ivan. 1980. “Social Process and hierarchy formation in small groups: comparative perspective.” American Sociological Review. 45:905-924.

Johnson, Eugene. 1985. “Network Macrostructure Models for the Davis-Leinhardt set of empirical sociomatricies.” Social Networks. 7.

Balian, Hrag and Peter Bearman. “Pathways to Violence: Dynamics for the Continuation of Large-Scale Conflict”. Sociological Theory. (Forthcoming)

1.4 Day 3: Part 1 Centrality

Bonacich, Phillip. 1987 “Power and Centrality: A Family of Measures”. American Journal of Sociology. 92:1170-118.

Granovetter, Mark S. 1973. “The Strength of Weak Ties.” American Journal of Sociology. 78:1360-1380.

1.5 Day 3: Part 2. Modularity, Community Structure and Small Worlds

Shwed, Uri and Peter S. Bearman. “The Temporal Structure of Scientific Consensus Formation.” American Sociological Review. 75(6): 817-840.

Travers, Jeffrey and Stanley Milgram. 1969. “An experimental study of the small world Problem.” Sociometry. 32:425-443

Watts, Duncan J. 1999. “Networks, Dynamics, and the Small-World Phenomenon.” American Journal of Sociology. 105:493-527.

1.6 Day 4: Part 1, Rectangular Matrices

Bearman, Peter. 1991. “The social structure of suicide”. Sociological Forum. 6:501-524.

Rytina, Steve and David L. Morgan.1982. “The arithmetic of social relations: The interplay of category and network.” American Journal of Sociology. 88:88-113.

Bearman, Peter S and Kevin D. Everett. “The Structure of Social Protest, 1961-1983.” Social Networks. 15(2): 171-200.

1.7 Day 4: Part 2 Blockmodeling Multiple Relations

White, Harrison, Scott Boorman, and Ronald Breiger. 1976. “Social Structure from multiple networks. I. Blockmodels of roles and positions.” American Journal of Sociology. 81:730-779.

Bearman, Peter. 1997. “Generalized Exchange.” American Journal of Sociology. 102:1383-1415.