History of Social Network Analysis (some references)

Social Networks - Twitter Conversations(from a discussion thread in SOCNET)


Mullins, Nicholas. Theories and Theory Groups in Contemporary American Sociology. New York: Harper and Row, 1973. Key chapter pre INSNA on early social network analysis.Wolfe, Alvin W. 1978. The Rise of Network Thinking in Anthropology. Social Networks 1(1978):53-64.


Barry Wellman, “Structural Analysis: From Method and Metaphor to Theory and Substance.” Pp. 19-61 in Social Structures: A Network Approach, edited by Barry Wellman and S.D. Berkowitz. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.Winship, C. (1988). Thoughts about roles and relations: An old document revisited. Social Networks, 10, 209-231. (insights into the early development of blockmodelling)


John Scott (1991) – Social Network analysis: A handbook (2002) – chapter 2Freeman, Linton C. (1992). Social Networks and the Structure Experiment. In L. C. Freeman, D. R. White & A. K. Romney (Eds.), Research Methods in Social Network Analysis (pp. 11-40). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.Hummon, N. and K. Carley. 1993. Social networks as normal science. Social Networks 15:71-106Wasserman and Faust (1994). Social Network Analysis – Methods and Applications. Cambridge University PressJ.C. Johnson. “Anthropological Contributions to the Study of Social Networks: A Review.” In (S. Wasserman and J. Galaskiowicz, eds.) Advances in Social Network Analysis: Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Sage: Newbury Park. 1994.Linton Freeman and Barry Wellman. “A Note on the Ancestral Toronto Home of Social Network Analysis.” Connections 18 (November, 1996): 15-19.Frank, K. A. (1998). “The Social Context of Schooling: Quantitative Methods” Review of Research in Education, Vol, 23, chapter 5, pages 171-216.


Barry Wellman, “Networking Network Analysts: How INSNA (the International Network for Social Network Analysis) Came to Be.” Connections 23, 1 (Summer, 2000): 20-31Azarian, Reza. The General Sociology of Harrison White. Stockholm: Stockholm University, 2003.Linton C. Freeman (2004) “The Development of Social Network Analysis: A Study in the Sociology of Science” – http://www.amazon.com/Development-Social-Network-Analysis-Sociology/dp/1594577145/ref=pd_sim_b_5C. Reza Azarian – The General Sociology of Harrison C. White: Chaos and Order in Networks Palgrave Macmillan (April 13, 2006) http://www.amazon.com/General-Sociology-Harrison-C-White/dp/1403944342


“The Network Revolution” chapter in Rainie-Wellman Networked: The New Social Operating System.  MIT Press, 2011.

Charles Kadushin : Making Connections: Network Theory, Concepts and Findings, Oxford University Press, will be out in 2011.

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