Social Network Analysis and the Sociology of Economics: Filling a Blind Spot with the Idea of Social Embeddedness
AbstractToday, social networks analysis has become a cross-disciplinary subject with applications in diverse fields of social and economic life. Different network designs provide different opportunities to communicate, to receive information and to create different structures of cultural capital. Network analysis explores modes and contents of exchanges between different agents when symbols, emotions or goods and services are exchanged. The message of the article is that social network analysis provides a tool to foster the understanding of social dynamics, which enhances recent debate on a micro-macro gap and on limitations of the cognitive and explanatory potential of economics.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 51461.
Date of creation: Jan 2013
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Publication status: Published in American Journal of Economics and Sociology 2.72(2013): pp. 293-318
Social Network Analysis; social dynamics; micro-macro gap;
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- NEP-HME-2013-11-22 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-HPE-2013-11-22 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-NET-2013-11-22 (Network Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2013-11-22 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-SOG-2013-11-22 (Sociology of Economics)
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