• Network Analysis and Greco-Roman Prosopography

    Author(s):
    Shawn Graham (see profile) , Giovanni Ruffini
    Date:
    2007
    Group(s):
    Archaeology
    Subject(s):
    Social networks
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M62S2F
    Abstract:
    Social network analysis as a distinct field of study had its genesis in the anthropological revolt against structural-functionalism in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was born through an awareness among a new generation of scholars that structural- functional models failed to make adequate space for human agency. Attention to personal networks – who knew whom, and how closely they were connected – seemed better suited to understanding individual decision-making than the previous generation's focus on groups and roles. It quickly became evident that any serious attempt to map social networks of meaningful size – the population of an entire village, for instance – would all but require a rigorous quantitative approach...
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