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Networks In The Global Village: Life In Contemporary Communities
Networks in the Global Village examines how people live through personal communities: their networks of friends, neighbors, relatives, and coworkers. It is the first book to compare the communities of people around the world. Major social differences between and within the First, Second, and Third Worlds affect the opportunities and insecurities with which individuals and ...more
Hardcover, 408 pages
Published December 31st 1998 by Westview Press
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This is a useful book because there are not many resources available that I'm aware of which tackle this important topic. It's also unique in providing an array of cross-cultural research on social networks. Unfortunately, the book suffers from some flaws which tarnish its value. The centerpiece of the book is a study conducted in 1968 with a random sample of 845 adults. That is all well and good, but many of the book's conclusions are drawn from a much smaller subsample of 33 individuals, and ...more