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Living through networks : Using personal communities

Author: Barry Wellman
Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

An examination of how people around the world live through personal communities: their networks of friends, neighbours, relatives and work colleagues. Each article, written by a resident, aims to  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Wellman
ISBN: 0813311519 9780813311517 0813311500 9780813311500
OCLC Number: 60196583
Notes: 6X9.
Description: 250 pages
Contents: Introduction --
from neighbourhood to network, Barry Wellman; the elements of community, B. Wellman and Stephanie Potter; a network is more than the sum of its ties, B. Wellman and Milena Gulia; neighbour networks of black and white Americans, Barrett Lee and Karen Campbell; the diversity of personal networks in France --
social stratification and relational structures, Alexis Ferrand et al; network capital in capitalist, communist and post-communist countries, Endre Sik and B. Wellman; social networks among the urban poor --
inequality and integration in a Latin American city, Vicente Espinoza; getting a job through a web of Guanxi in China, Yanjie Bian; using social networks to exit Hong Kong, Janet W. Salaff et al; personal community networks in contemporary Japan, Shinsuke Ohtani.
Responsibility: Barry Wellman (editor).


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